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Upcoming workshops and events
There will be a Software Carpentry Instructor Training in the WRF Data Science Studio Monday and Tuesday, May 21 - 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This week's Topics in Data Science seminar will feature data scientist Bernease Herman speaking on “Interpretable machine learning”. The seminar will be in the Studio on Wednesday, May 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be at noon in the Studio on Thursday, May 24. Vikas Pejaver will offer an informal talk on "Organizing a scientific meeting: what I learned from Gordon Research Conferences".

The Community Seminar on Thursday, May 24, will feature Amrit Dhar speaking on "Predicting substitution profiles for B cell receptor sequences using large-scale repertoire data". Join at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110. 

Save the date: Nathan Price, professor and associate director of the Institute for Systems Biology, will present at an upcoming Data Science Seminar on "Mining personal, dense, dynamic data clouds to enhance health and drive discovery". Join Wednesday, May 30, at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102.
A team including research scientist Bryna Hazelton has developed one of the world’s most precise data analysis software suites used to achieve the unprecedented spectral-spatial dynamic range needed to see the first stars and galaxies. Learn more in our research feature "Observing the cosmic dawn".
What kinds of data science courses are offered at the UW? And which departments offer them? Find a comprehensive, categorized list of courses, course codes, and their prerequisites on our website. Have a course to add to the list? Let us know!
In the news
Ben Marwick, data science fellow, has co-authored a new paper with Suzanne E. Pilaar Birch, which has been published in Advances in Archaeological Practice: "A standard for the scholarly citation of archaeological data as an incentive to data sharing".

The work of eScience data scientists Ariel Rokem, Bill Howe, Bernease Herman, and others is referenced in a blog post by Andrew Gelman titled "Could you say that again less clearly, please? A general-purpose data garbler for applications requiring confidentiality".

Affiliate Rory Barnes is quoted in's article "Brrr! Earth-like alien planets could experience 'snowball states'".

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Data Science Seminar
Uyi Stewart (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) will speak at our next Data Science Seminar on "Data science, AI, and big data analytics for global good & social impact", Wednesday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102.
Electrochemical hack week
eScience staff members David Beck, Jake VanderPlas, Rob Fatland, Amanda Tan, and graduate student Matt Murbach all presented at this week's Electrochemical Society Hack Week held in Seattle.
Jake VanderPlas, director of open software, presented on "Exploratory Data Visualization with Vega, Vega-Lite, and Altair", and Janet Matsen, UW doctoral alumna, presented on "Programming microbes using Python", at PyCon 2018.
Information systems
Postdoctoral fellow Peter Krafft and others have launched a website for the Critical Platform Studies Group, which "interrogates the power dynamics produced by software and new ways of allocating access and ownership to information goods".
The International Workshop on Parallel and Cloud-Based Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, held in conjunction with the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics, has announced a call for papers.
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