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Presidential Early Career Awards
Steven Brunton, data science fellow, and affiliates Elizabeth Nance and Alvin Cheung have received the Presidential Early Career Award. The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-career scientists and engineers “who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.”
Cascadia Data Discovery Initiative
The eScience Insitute has joined the Cascadia Data Discovery Initiative (CDDI), with Microsoft, Fred Hutch, BC Cancer, the University of British Columbia, and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University. "CDDI aims to establish the Cascadia region as the global leader in biomedical data science and health technology innovation, with a robust health data ecosystem that focuses on enabling collaboration, data sharing, and data-driven research."
Data Science for Social Good
This year's Data Science for Social Good program has been in full swing this summer with16 students hailing from universities across the country joining together with project leads and data scientists to work on issues of societal benefit through data science. Learn more about this year's team in a blog post and find project descriptions on our website.
In the news
Michael Beyeler, postdoctoral fellow, and Bing Brunton, data science fellow, have a new paper in Current Opinion in Neurobiology titled "Data-driven models in human neuroscience and neuroengineering." Beyeler is also a co-author on the paper "Neural correlates of sparse coding and dimensionality reduction" in PLOS Computational Biology, and he is interviewed in PC Magazine's piece "Restoring vision with bionic eyes: no longer science fiction."
 
Research by Anthony Arendt, senior research scientist, and his team is featured in the Science X article "The water future of Earth's 'third pole'."


The eScience Institute's support of educational open-source software was referenced in the Nature article "How to support open-source software and stay sane."

Research by Rajesh Rao, senior data science fellow, and others is featured in the UW press release "How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds." This story was also covered on Cosmos Magazine, Independent, and KOMO News,

V. Zach Gohlkou, postdoctoral fellow, has written an article for the DiRAC website titled "DiRAC astronomers on call: chasing gravity wave sources using APO."

The work of affiliate Rory Barnes is featured in the UW press release "Astrobiology outreach: UW’s mobile planetarium lands at space conference."

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.

Congratulations
eScience Director Magda Balazinska has been named the new director of the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. Learn more in GeekWire and the Puget Sound Business Journal. We wish her well in her new role!
ARL
Jennifer Muilenburg, steering committee member, is the co-author on a piece published on the Association of Research Libraries website titled "Data science revolution highlighted in Research Library Issues." Her contribution, titled "New collaboration for new education: libraries in the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments" features the institute and references Executive Director Sarah Stone.
Guest Seminar
Save the date: Manuel Gomez Rodriguez (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems) will offer a Guest Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio; he will speak on "Consequential ranking algorithms and long-term welfare."
Welcome aboard
We wish to welcome Scott Henderson, previously a postdoctoral fellow, as a research scientist in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. He uses measurements from satellites and on-ground geophysical sensors to characterize subsurface geologic processes such as volcanic unrest, landslides, and earthquakes.
Webinar
Register now to attend the interactive webinar “Confronting Algorithmic Bias in Open Research Collections” hosted by the Association of College and Research Libraries on July 24, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT.
Job opportunity
The eScience Institute is hiring a postdoctoral research associate for a one-year appointment to work with our Data Science Studies team; find application details on our website.
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