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Upcoming workshops and events
A Software Carpentry Instructor Meetup will be happening on Monday, Nov. 20, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at noon in the Studio.

Also on Tuesday, Nov. 21, the Community Seminar series will feature Jacob Schreiber on
"pomegranate: fast and flexible probabilistic modeling in Python". The seminar will be from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in PAA A110.

Save the date: our next Data Science Seminar, featuring C. Titus Brown, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102. See below for further details.

Holiday hours: we will close early, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Data Science Summit
Over 120 people attended the Moore Sloan Data Science Summit Nov. 5 – 8, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. Learn more about this unique collaborative on our website.
Data Science Seminar
Our upcoming Data Science Seminar will feature C. Titus Brown (University of California, Davis) speaking on "Oceans of k-mers: bringing massively scalable exploratory tools to environmental metagenomics".
In the news
The work of Mario Juric, senior data science fellow, was featured in the UW News press release "With launch of new night sky survey, UW researchers ready for era of ‘big data’ astronomy", and he also had a paper published on arXiv: "APO time resolved color photometry of highly-elongated interstellar object 1I/'Oumuamua".

Founding Director Ed Lazowska was quoted in The New York Times' piece "Five lessons Seattle can teach other cities about Amazon" and in GeekWire's "Alaska Air to offer nonstop flight from Seattle to Pittsburgh — ‘great news’ for UW … and Amazon?"

Anat Caspi, data science fellow, is interviewed in this KIRO 7 News clip on the Taskar Center's Holiday Toy Hack.

John Tuthill, affiliate, has been named a 2017 Allen Institute for Brain Science Next Generation Leader.

The work of Adrian Raftery, affiliate, is featured in The Irish Times' article "Global warming now more measurable, science summit hears".

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

Neuroscience
An article on cortical plasticity and its implications for sight restoration, co-authored by Michael Beyeler, postdoctoral fellow, Ariel Rokem, data scientist, and others, was recently featured on the cover of the Journal of Neural Engineering.
30 Under 30
Matthew Murbach, IGERT graduate student, was named to Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 list, an honor given to the "most promising individuals" working in energy fields. His success was also highlighted in a UW News article.
Blog
Get the student perspective on the eScience Institute from Kivan Polimis, recently graduated masters student (2017) and Data Science for Social Good fellow.
Oceanography
Sophie Clayton, postdoctoral fellow, is the co-author on a new article in Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry titled "WBC Series: Fine-scale biophysical controls on nutrient supply, phytoplankton community structure, and carbon export in western boundary current regions".
Microbiome
Cecilia Noecker and William Gagne-Maynard, graduate students, are co-authors with others on a new pre-print on BioRxiv titled: "BURRITO: An interactive multi-omic tool for visualizing taxa-function relationships in microbiome data".
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