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Upcoming workshops and events
Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at noon in the WRF Data Science Studio. Gwendolyn Eadie will be presenting on "Designing presentation slides: what I learned from a publishing minor".

This week's Community Seminar will be on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118. Sayamindu Dasgupta will speak on "Learning with data".

The Institute and the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology are co-sponsoring the seminar "Researching housing and homelessness dynamics using administrative data" on Friday, Jan. 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Raitt Hall, room 121. Speakers include Ariel Rokem, Bryna HazeltonTim ThomasKyle Crowder, and others.
Freshwater researchers including affiliate Christina Bandaragoda and Steering Committee member Kari Stephens have received a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant for the Almost Like Maria Project, which seeks to develop and advance open-source software infrastructure to support scientific investigation and data-driven decision-making following natural disasters like Hurricane Maria.
The Algorithmic Foundations for Data Science Institute, a partner of the eScience Institute, is launching a new research blog that will highlight the latest scientific breakthroughs made by its members; find it on their website.
In the news
Anisha Keshavan, postdoctoral fellow, gave a lightning talk on "Web-based applications for manually assessing and correcting neuroimaging data" at the University of Texas, Austin.

Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in Xconomy's piece "Three takes on how tech can rebuild trust in 2018" in Crosscut's article "Shocker: It’s mostly men moving to Seattle for tech jobs".

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, was quoted on KUOW's piece "Should Seattle declare war on parking to fight climate change?"

The probabilistic population projections work of Adrian Raftery, affiliate, is highlighted in an article on the Center for Demography and Ecology's website. 

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Call for proposals
Hey you! Consider submitting a project proposal for this year's Data Science for Social Good program. Learn more at our informational session Friday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Studio.
Image data
Code for the 2016 arXiv paper "Comparative evaluation of big data systems on scientific image analytics workloads" by Dongfang Zhao, Alvin Cheung, Magdalena Balazinska, Ariel Rokem, Andrew Connolly, Jake VanderPlas, and others is now openly available on GitHub.
Save the date: the kick-off Meet and Greet of the Seattle RLadies will be Monday, Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Studio. Sign up at the link.
Users of all levels of experience are invited to register to attend the first UW Tableau Day on Tuesday, Jan. 30th in the Husky Union Building from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Register now for the Women in Science and Engineering Conference happening Saturday, Mar. 3, in the Husky Union Building.
Cloud computing
Build your knowledge of Amazon Web Services by attending a beginner or intermediate boot camp session Jan. 24 or 25 at Amazon.
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