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Upcoming workshops and events
Software Carpentry workshop will take place in the WRF Data Science Studio Tuesday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 18, half-days from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Preregistration was required.

The Satellite Image Analysis Special Interest Group will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the studio.

Learn about our Data Science for Social Good program at an informational meeting in the studio from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Thursday, Jan. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the studio. 
Gwendolyn Eadie will present.

This week's Community Seminar will feature Michael Beyeler speaking on "Biologically inspired algorithms for restoring vision to the blind." The seminar will be on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in Bagley Hall, room 154.
Letter from the director
eScience Director Magdalena Balazinska connects with the community in a letter highlighting the Institute's 2018 accomplishments, and offering a glimpse of what's to come in the next year.
Neuroscience
Applications are now being accepted to attend NeuroHackademy, a two-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science held in the studio July 29 to Aug. 9.

Submissions for the UW Neural Data Challenge 2019 are now being accepted; the purpose of this challenge is to explore different predictive models of visual representation that can account for the responses of individual neurons.

Registration closes today for the 2019 Neural Computation and Engineering Connection event, hosted by the UW Institute for Neuroengineering. 
In the news
William Noble, senior data science fellow, Jacob Schreiber, IGERT student, affiliate Jeffrey Bilmes, and Ritambhara Singh have a new preprint out on bioRxiv titled "A pitfall for machine learning methods aiming to predict across cell types."

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is quoted in The Seattle Times' piece "Are you ready? Three-week Highway 99 closure downtown will push our patience to the limit."


The work of affiliate Adrian Raftery is featured in UPI's article "Improved migration algorithm shows 45 percent of migrants return home," and Raftery is interviewed on KUOWFM Seattle this week on this work.

Please submit items for the weekly newsletter to Robin Brooks at rebrooks@uw.edu by noon on Thursday for inclusion in the regular Friday mailing.

Data Science for Social Good
We are pleased to announce that student fellow applications for the Data Science for Social Good program are now being accepted. Apply now to spend a fulfilling summer working on research to make a difference.

The article "The enrichment gap: the educational inequity that nobody talks about" covering research from our Data Science for Social Good program is featured in the Center on Reinventing Public Education's "Top 10 reads of 2018."
Chemical Engineering
Congratulations to Jim Pfaendtner, senior data science fellow, who has accepted the position of Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Computational Social Science
Participate in the Bremen International Graduate Computational Social Science summer school on data-driven modeling of migration to take place in Santa Margherita di Pula on Sardinia, Italy, from June 10 - 21, 2019. 
AI
Submissions are currently being accepted for the Artificial Intelligence Residency Program, a one-year research training position designed to give you hands-on experience with machine learning research while working in Facebook AI groups.
Theater
Student assistant Madeleine Stevenson has directed Into the Woods as part of the UW's Stage Notes student organization; tickets may be purchased here.
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