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Upcoming workshops and events
The final sessions of Winter School for Data Science Tools will be held Monday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Preregistration was required.

The Satellite Image Analysis Special Interest Group (SIG) will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the studio. David Diaz will discuss "Delineating and characterizing Pacific Northwest forest conditions with machine learning models trained on publicly-available data."

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

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be in the studio on Thursday, Feb. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. There will be a discussion with speaker Stephen Jordan.

Emilio Mayorga and Yifan Cheng will present on "Data access and time-series statistics" at the joint Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. and Waterhackweek cyberseminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Research Feature
To help governments and community organizations meet the increasing and varying demand for outdoor recreation, eScience research scientist Spencer Wood is leading a team that is innovating the use of crowd-sourced data and volunteered information from social media as instant and real-time data on recreation.
The organizers of eScience's Waterhackweek and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc., have announced a series of cyberseminars on water-related use cases, tool, or libraries. Registration is required to attend them; find previously recorded seminars at the link as well.
In the news
William Noble, senior data science fellow, Jacob Schreiber, IGERT graduate student, and affiliate Jeffrey Bilmes have a new preprint out on bioRxiv titled "Completing the ENCODE3 compendium yields accurate imputations across a variety of assays and human biosamples."

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is quoted in the Seattle PI article "Seattle is the only city to not see a drop in ridership. Here's what researchers think."

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Data Science Seminar
Stephen Jordan (Microsoft) will speak at our next Data Science Seminar on “Quantum and quantum-inspired methods for non-convex optimization” on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in Bagley Hall, room 154. This seminar is co-hosted by the UW Institute for Nuclear Theory and QuantumX.
Data Science for Social Good
The deadline to submit a project proposal for our Data Science for Social Good program is Feb. 18. Apply to work with exceptional talent to find answers to your tough research questions.
Applications are now being accepted for our Intermediate Git/GitHub Tutorial, which will explore merging, branches, forks, collaboration workflows, and navigating the git tree.
Recent postdoctoral fellow Anisha Keshavan presented her work on citizen science platforms to annotate large datasets, including Braindr: “Tinder for brains” at the 2019 Neural Computation & Engineering Connection.
Job opportunity
The eScience Institute and the UW Libraries are together hiring a Text Mining Student Specialist. Apply today if you are interested in providing text mining assistance and consultations to UW researchers, creating reference materials, and more.
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