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Upcoming workshops and events
There will be an eScience Executive Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

Save the date: the Fall Welcome Event will be held Monday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Studio. All are welcome!
Social good
Several papers co-authored by eScience-affiliated faculty and staff have been accepted to the 2017 Data for Good Exchange. Authors include Bill Howe, Brittany Fiore-Gartland, Bernease Herman, Anat CaspiAmanda Tan, Gundula Proksch, Rachel Berney, and Elaine Nsoesie. Student co-authors include Anissa Tanweer, Margaret Drouhard, Nicholas Bolten, Jess Hamilton, Kaicheng Tan, Jacob Kovacs, Hillary Dawkins, Yahui Ma, and Jacob Rich. Bill Howe will also be speaking on a panel at the event.
Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative
The Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative (CUAC) hosted faculty and students from the University of British Columbia (UBC) for a symposium focusing on data aggregation and sharing on the Seattle campus. Learn more about the summit that was held this summer between the two universities on the CUAC website.
In the news
David Beck, director of research, is the co-author of a new paper in the ISME Journal, a Nature publication, titled "DNA-SIP based genome-centric metagenomics identifies key long-chain fatty acid-degrading populations in anaerobic digesters with different feeding frequencies".

Jevin West, data science fellow, was quoted in The New Yorker's article "The AI gaydar study and the real dangers of big data". He was interviewed by UW News and Information via Facebook in a Q and A session on fake news. West also spoke on a panel with affiliate Kate Starbird (moderated by Bill Howe), which was highlighted in GeekWire.

Starbird is quoted and her research cited in The Atlantic's piece "Is there any hope for Facebook's fact-checking efforts?"

Victoria Meadows, affiliate, was quoted in the Aeon article "To find aliens, we must think of life as we don’t know it".

Joshua Blumenstock, affiliate (currently at UC Berkeley), was on one of ten winning teams in the Data2X Big Data for Gender Challenge.

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

Hackweeks
The Institute hosted Neurohackweek (NHW, top) and Geohackweek (GHW, bottom) participants earlier this month for week-long conferences exploring concepts in neuroscience and geospatial data sets, respectively. Find a collection of NHW videos on YouTube; Geohackweek videos coming soon.
Book
José Manuel Magallanes Reyes, senior data science fellow, has had a book published titled "Introduction to Data Science for Social and Policy Research: Collecting and Organizing Data with R and Python"
Panel
Bernease Herman, data scientist, will serve on a panel for Seattle startupweek Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Galvanize.
Conference
Register now for the Conference on Data Analysis, highlighting data-driven problems of interest to the Department of Energy.
Health data
Find data, data visualizations, publications, country profiles, and more from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016.
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