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Upcoming workshops and events
Join Jevin West, data science fellow, for a seminar sponsored by the UW Strategic Planning Office. Titled "Cleaning up our polluted information environments" the talk will be held Tuesday, Apr. 24, in Gowen Hall, room 301, at 5 p.m.

The next Topics in Data Science Seminar will be on Wednesday, Apr. 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

There will be a Working Group leads and faculty meeting on Wednesday, Apr. 25, in the Studio from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The new Data Science Studies Reading Group will meet in the Studio on Thursday, Apr. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be at noon on Thursday, Apr. 26, in the Studio. Anisha Keshavan will discuss crowdsourcing and machine learning.

Bill Howe will speak at the Community Seminar on "Algorithmic curation: putting open science data to work", Thursday, Apr. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110.
Social networks research
Postdoctoral fellow Michael Fire and others have developed a machine learning solution to improve social network safety, which detects fake users on social networks. Springer Social Network Analysis and Mining journal published their research study, and a video of the process can be found on our website.
Astronomy
IGERT graduate student David Fleming, affiliates Tom Quinn and Rory Barnes, and others, have had a paper accepted in the Astrophysical Journal which indicates that "planets orbiting 'short-period' binary stars, or stars locked in close orbital embrace, can be ejected off into space as a consequence of their host stars’ evolution".
In the news
Bill Howe, senior data science fellow, is quoted in the Anadolu Agency article "Facebook and social media should be regulated: experts".

KenSci, a machine learning platform that predicts which patients will get sick, is a finalist for the GeekWire Awards' Innovation of the Year. The platform was co-developed by affiliate Ankur Teredesai and Samir Manjure.

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

Awards
Congratulations to Steven Brunton, data science fellow, and affiliate Kate Starbird, who have both been awarded the 2018 College of Engineering Junior Faculty Award!
Data Science Seminar
Meredith Broussard (Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University) will speak on "Artificial unintelligence: how computers misunderstand the world", in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102, Wednesday, Apr. 25, at 3:30 p.m.
Genomics
Senior data science fellow William Noble, affiliate Jeff Bilmes, and others, have a paper published in Nature Communications titled "PREDICTD PaRallel Epigenomics Data Imputation with Cloud-based Tensor Decomposition". The paper acknowledges Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions, and the UW High Performance Computing Club.
GeoHackweek
There's only ten days left to apply to attend GeoHackweek, an innovative week-long conference held this September, which focuses on collaborating on geospatial data sets.
Visualization
Senior data science fellow Jeffrey Heer's data visualization class used Idyll to make interactive explanations about algorithms; you can view their work here.
Webinar
Register now for the "High throughput genomics on AWS using containers and serverless technology webinar" happening Tuesday, Apr. 24 at 12 p.m.
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