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Upcoming workshops and events
There will be a Python in Geosciences Seminar on Tuesday, Mar. 5, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Amanda Manaster and Sai S. Nudurupati will present on "Landlab modeling framework and use cases."

The Satellite Image Analysis Special Interest Group will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 6, in the studio from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Ian Davies will present.

There will be an eScience Executive Committee meeting from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 6 in the studio.

The final seminar in the Waterhackweek Cyberseminar Series will be on Thursday, Mar. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. PT. Rohit Khattar and Nathan Swain will talk on "Tools for building apps: Thethys." Registration is required.

There will be a Job Negotiation Workshop featuring Elizabeth Umphress (Foster School of Business) in the studio on Thursday, Mar. 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pre-registration is required to attend.

The Computational Demography Working Group will meet on Thursday, Mar. 7, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Raitt Hall, room 114.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be at noon on Thursday, Mar. 7, in the studio. Emily Kalah Gade, Gwen Eadie, and Peter Krafft will lead a discussion about recent academic job application and interview experiences.

This week's Community Seminar will be on Thursday, Mar. 7, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in Bagley Hall, room 154. Rahul Biswas will present on the Photometric LSST Astronomical Time-Series Classification Challenge (PLAsTiCC), simulated time domain astronomy objects that were presented worldwide in a 
Kaggle data science competition.

Save the date: Cal Biruk will present on "Cooking data: culture and politics in an African research world" at the next Data Then and Now seminar, held Wednesday, Mar. 13, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the studio.
Computer Science and Engineering
Senior data science fellow Su-In Lee and collaborator Matt Kaeberlein have received a grant of just over $3 million from the National Institutes of Health for their project “Interpretable machine learning to identify Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic targets.”
Research Computing
The UW Research Computing team, industry partners NVIDIA, Dell, and Google, and the eScience Institute, co-hosted a Deep Learning Institute day-long workshop on Feb. 22. Attendees learned the basics of machine learning theory and got hands-on experience which they plan to use to further their own research projects.
In the news
David Beck, director of research, is the co-author on a paper published in ScienceDirect titled "Mosaic plasmids are abundant and unevenly distributed across prokaryotic taxa."

V. Zach Gohlkou, postdoctoral fellow, is the co-author on a paper published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific titled "2900 square degree search for the optical counterpart of short gamma-ray burst GRB 180523B with the Zwicky Transient Facility."

Bill Howe, senior data science fellow, has written the opinion piece "Protect the public from bias in automated decision systems" which was published in The Seattle Times.

Ed Lazowska, founding director, is quoted in the GeekWire piece "Univ. of Washington opens new computer science building, doubling capacity to train future tech workers."

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

Data Science Studies
The eScience Institute and the Technology & Social Change (TASCHA) Group present "General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the shifting privacy landscape: What do researchers at UW need to know?" Tuesday, Mar. 12, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the studio. Register here.
Computational biology
Congratulations to William Noble, senior data science fellow, who was awarded the International Society for Computational Biology Innovator Award, which is given to leading scientists who "consistently make outstanding contributions to the field, and who continue to forge new directions."
Watch Data Science Seminar speaker Steven Jordan's presentation on "Quantum and quantum-inspired methods for non-convex optimization" on our YouTube channel.
Find links to educational resources from the eScience Institute and the UW Libraries on our new Online Education Resources webpage.
Thank you
Thank you to Rachael Murray for all her hard work as a program specialist. Rachael helped to coordinate our hackweeks, Data Science Seminars, and other events this past year.
Register now to attend Datapalooza, a data analytics competition where teams of up to four undergraduate or graduate students will work to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex dataset.
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is seeking a Life Science Research Professional 2; find application details on the Stanford U. website.
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