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Upcoming workshops and events
The UW Institute for Neuroengineering/eScience Working Group in Neuroinformatics will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room G-207.

Lunch for the postdocs and grad students will be on Thursday, Jan. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Vikas Pejaver will present on "Predicting protein arginylation sites: a case study in using machine learning to guide wet lab experiments."

This week's Community Seminar will feature Boris Kovalerchuk (Central Washington University) speaking on "Visual knowledge discovery and machine learning." Thursday, Jan. 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Bagley Hall, room 154.
2018 highlights
The Institute celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, implemented new special interest groups and educational programming, fostered a new hackweek, buoyed research, and much more! Get the details on our website.
Satellite Image Analysis
The Satellite Image Analysis Special Interest Group will host a networking event on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. During the Winter Quarter the group will meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. starting Jan. 16. To receive announcements, sign up for the mailing list.
In the news
Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in Inside Philanthropy's article "Capital support: as engineering schools vie for students and faculty, a foundation steps up" and Puget Sound Business Journal's piece "Giants of Silicon Valley are coming, and they want our engineers."

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is quoted in Car and Driver's piece "The war on cars is real, and it's being led by cities," and Seattle Business Magazine's "Congestion tolling is no quick fix to downtown Seattle's traffic jumble." 
Job opportunity
Allen Institute for Cell Science is hiring a new director of computational modeling; find applications details on their website under "Director, models and theory."

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

Astronomy
V. Zach Golkhou, postdoctoral fellow, a new preprint on arXiv titled "A strategy for LSST to unveil a population of kilonovae without gravitational-wave triggers". Golkhou also presented the following talk/poster at the TMT Science Forum 2018: "An automated machine learning classification pipeline for ZTF/LSST alert stream"; co-authors include Andrew Connolly and Magdalena Balazinska.
CSSS Seminar
Affiliate Adrian Raftery will speak at an upcoming Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences seminar on "Probabilistic projection of carbon emissions" on Wednesday Jan. 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Savery Hall, room 409. Raftery also has new paper published in PNAS titled "Estimation of emigration, return migration, and transit migration between all pairs of countries."
WholeU
Robin Brooks, Communications Associate, is a finalist in the WholeU's #UWtimeoff 2018 Photo Contest.
FHackathon
Apply now to attend FHackathon, a Seattle biological data science conference held at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
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