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Upcoming workshops and events
The eScience Institute will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and will be closed on Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Wednesday, May 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. There will be a discussion with Casey Fiesler (see sidebar).

The Text-as-Data Special Interest Group (SIG) will meet on Wednesday, May 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the studio. Kevin Aslett (Political Science) will lead a discussion on "Tracking the changing meanings of political concepts with word vectors."

The Satellite Image Analysis SIG will meet in the studio on Thursday, May 30 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friedrich Knuth will present on "Unlocking the archives: an automated processing pipeline for decadal-scale glacier mass-balance from historical imagery."

Save the date: Data Then and Now speaker Xan Chacko will give a talk titled “Data imaginaries: frictions and flattenings in the data lives of seeds” Wednesday, June 5, in the studio from 4 to 5 p.m.
Computer Science & Engineering
Michael Fire, previous eScience postdoctoral fellow, and Carlos Guestrin, senior data science fellow, have published a paper titled “The rise and fall of network stars: analyzing 2.5 million graphs to reveal how high-degree vertices emerge over time” in the Journal of Information Processing and Management. The pair constructed the largest publicly available network evolution dataset to date, which contains 38,000 real-world networks and 2.5 million graphs.
Job opportunities
Apply now to join the eScience Institute as a data scientist; the Institute and UW Libraries are also seeking a text mining student specialist

The Masters in Data Science program is seeking an assistant director of academic and career services, job requisition number 167521.

The new Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) has two job opportunities: a community coordinator and a program assistant. Help ADSA Executive Director Micaela Parker build a community around data science in academia.

Thiago Costa, previous postdoctoral fellow, has opportunities for summer internships at Hashdex; contact them through their careers section.

Wikimedia is hiring a research scientist.
In the news
The work of Tim Thomas, postdoctoral fellow, is featured in the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology's web article "Tim Thomas, Ott Toomet, and Ian Kennedy help shape evictions policy in Washington state."

Senior data science fellow Mark Hallenbeck is quoted in the Auburn Reporter's article "Self-driving cars: heaven or hell?"

Jevin West, data science fellow, is interviewed in the Marketplace Tech podcast "Fake pictures of faces are getting much harder to detect."

The work of affiliate Rory Barnes is featured in the New Atlas article "Watery ancient Venus could have been rendered uninhabitable by its own oceans"; find the corresponding paper "Consequences of tidal dissipation in a putative Venusian Ocean" in The Astrophysical Journal.

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

Data Science Seminar
Casey Fiesler (University of Colorado Boulder) will present our last Data Science Seminar of the quarter on “Data is people: ethical considerations in data collection and use” on Wednesday, May 29, at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118.
Computer Science & Engineering
Congratulations to senior data science fellow Jeffrey Heer, who has been appointed as the holder of the Jerre E. Noe Professorship in Computer Science & Engineering.
Research scientist Spencer Wood is the co-author on a new paper published in the Marine Ecology Press Series titled "Potential impacts of climate change and humans on the trophic network organization of estuarine food webs."
Call for papers
The KDD2019 Conference, which seeks to bring together a diverse community of researchers in data science for social good and AI ethics efforts, as well as cross-disciplinary and cross-sector partnerships to show the state-of-the-art in research and applications, has announced a call for social impact papers.
Register now for the fifth annual Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data, which will be held July 15 - 26 on the UW Seattle campus. The Institute is designed to introduce biologists, quantitative scientists, and statisticians to modern statistical techniques for the analysis of biomedical big data.
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