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Upcoming workshops and events
There will be an eScience Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, Apr. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

The Data Science Studies Working Group will meet on Wednesday, Apr. 11, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio. The theme will be data ethics, and you can find further details on our website.

John Darrell Van Horn, associate professor of neurology, USC, will provide our next Data Science Seminar, Wednesday, Apr. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110. Dr. Van Horn will speak on "Making data science training resources FAIR". [Co-sponsored by the UW Institute of Neuroengineering.]

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 12, in the Studio. Floris van Breugel will present.


This week's Community Seminar will be on Thursday, Apr. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110. Data scientist Bernease Herman will speak on "Computational approaches to privacy, bias, and transparency in data science".
UW Data Science Summit
Thanks to the over 200 people who attended the first annual UW Data Science Summit! Participants enjoyed talks from speakers from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds, as well as tutorials, networking opportunities, a virtual reality demo, and more.
Oceanhackweek
The eScience Institute is hosting OceanHackweek, Aug. 20 - 24, 2018. Apply now to join us for five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking, focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize large and complex oceanographic data sets.
In the news
The work of Jenny Muilenburg, steering committee member, was referenced in the dh+lib website article "Data librarianship: a path and an ethic".

Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in GeekWire's piece "University of Washington computer science school lands $3 million in state funding to double program".

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, was quoted in KUOW's article "Driving in downtown Seattle? You may soon have to pay a toll".

Affiliate David Baker is interviewed in GeekWire's feature "Open Philanthropy Project awards $11M to protein designers for universal flu vaccine".

The work of affiliate Kate Starbird is highlighted in KIRO Radio's piece "You are a victim of fake news whether you know it or not".

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

Award
2017 Winter Incubator project lead Dr. Nick Reder was recently awarded the Benjamin Castle Award, in part for the light-sheet microscopy research he worked on during the program.
Data visualization
Jeff Heer, senior data science fellow, and his team are seeking exciting data visualization project ideas to share with student teams in CSE 512 Data Visualization. Apply here.
Book
Postdoctoral fellow Michael Beyeler's book Machine Learning for OpenCV is being translated into Japanese and Korean; release dates will be later this year.
Preprints
Ariel Rokem, senior data scientist, affiliate Aaron Lee, and others, have a new preprint on BioRxiv titled "Forecasting future Humphrey Visual Fields using deep learning".

Data science fellow Sasha Aravkin, Gustavo Glusman (Institute for Systems Biology), and others, have a new preprint on BioRxiv titled "Fast and simple comparison of semi-structured data, with emphasis on electronic health records".
Summer institute
Apply now for the Seattle Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, June 18 - 22. Participants will gain hands-on experience in working with computational methods, and be pushed to think about applying those methods to social science research problems.
Cloud computing
Mark your calendars: Amazon Future Engineer Scholar applications will be available on their website starting Nov. 1, 2018. This program is designed to create opportunities for students to be successful in learning and working in the world of computer science.
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