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Upcoming workshops and events
Scientist C. David Williams of the Paul Allen Institute for Cell Science will present a talk titled "Producing and organizing forces in muscle" in the Community Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in PAA A118.

Software Carpentry Workshop will be held half-days Tuesday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 4 in the studio. Preregistration was required.

There will be an eScience Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the studio.

Join us for the eScience Fall Welcome on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the studio.
Text Mining Office Hours

Based on increasing demand for text mining support, the eScience Institute and UW Libraries are partnering to pilot a text mining service. We are pleased to welcome Varun Panicker as our Text Mining Student Specialist for the 2019-2020 academic year. Varun is a graduate student at the UW Information School specializing in Data Science. Varun will be available for drop-in text mining consultations on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Research Commons Consultation Space and Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the eScience Institute. On a related note, check out the full list of eScience Office Hours program providers and areas of expertise on our website.

Planet Simulator 

Astronomy Assistant Professor and eScience Affiliate Rory Barnes describes VPLanet in a new article accepted for publication in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. This new tool simulates planetary evolution with the goal of finding and evaluating potentially habitable planets. For example, this software can simulate newly discovered exoplanets to determine the likelihood of surface water, a critical indicator for life. Rory demoed this software at last year's UW Data Science Summit and the full source code is available online. Learn more in a recent UW News article.

In the news
Rajesh Rao, senior data science fellow, and colleagues recently published an article in the Nature journal Scientific Reports describing a novel non-invasive brain-to-brain interface . This work was also highlighted in a recent UW News article.

Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, is quoted in the recent Futurity article "We've Been Transforming Earth for at least 10,000 Years".

Affiliate Curtis Deutsch is quoted in the Vice article titled "This Is Exactly What Will Happen After the Last Fish in the Ocean Dies".

Please submit items for the weekly newsletter to Sarah Stone at by noon on Thursday for inclusion in the regular Friday mailing.

Career Fair
Student registration is now open for the UW Data Science Career Fair coming up Friday, October 11 in the Husky Union Building Ballroom.
Population Science
Do you know about CSDE? This community of scholars, with almost 200 research affiliates, advances population science through research, graduate training with a Certificate in Demographic Methods as well as other workshops. CSDE’s Seminar Series also brings top demographers to a classroom near you every Friday. 
Database Meeting
The Northwest Database Society Annual Meeting brings together researchers and practitioners from the greater Pacific Northwest for a day of technical talks and networking on the broad topic of data management systems. Registration and talk submissions are now open for this Seattle event which will take place at Amazon on January 24, 2020.
Knowledge Exchange (KE) has published a new report titled "Accelerating scholarly communication - The transformative role of preprints" that reflects on the place of preprints in the scholarly communication process.
Job opportunities
Apply now for a Postdoctoral Fellowship on Ocean Ambient Noise Analysis with the Acoustic Society of America.

Research Improving People's Lives/National Bureau of Economic Research has an open data scientist position.

The Chan Zucherberg Initiative has several open data scientist positions.
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