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Upcoming workshops and events
Save the date: the Data Science for Social Good final presentations will be held on Aug. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102.

All are welcome to attend, and a reception will follow in the WRF Data Science Studio.
Data Science for Social Good
This week our Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellows gave midterm presentations on their projects to a UW audience, and then headed to the University of British Columbia to present and work collaboratively with that university's fellows and the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative.
In the news
John Vidale, senior data science fellow, was quoted in the Associated Press story "Could the Montana earthquake really be felt in Washington?" featured on KIRO 7.

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, was quoted in The Columbian's article "Tolls on I-5, I-205 take step forward".

Nick Reder, 2017 Winter Incubator researcher who worked with Ariel Rokem, was quoted in U.S. News and World Report's article "New microscope scans breast tumors during surgery".

Elaine Nsoesie, former DSSG project lead, has co-authored a new paper in JMIR Publications titled "A platform for crowdsourced foodborne illness surveillance: description of users and reports".

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

Conference
Submit a paper, workshop, panel, or discussion group proposal, or register to attend the Data Science for Social Good Conference in Chicago, IL, Sept. 28 - 29.
MetroLab Network
Join urban science experts for the MetroLab Network Annual Summit, an opportunity to share, discuss, and present on the impact of data, analytics, and technology on local government, Sept. 13 - 15 in Atlanta, GA.
Paper
Jacob Schreiber, IGERT graduate student, has co-authored a new paper published in PeerJ Journal titled "Finding the optimal Bayesian network given a constraint graph".
Competition
Win the $1 million Zillow Prize, a contest "designed to inspire the brightest scientific minds to ... improve the Zestimate® home valuation algorithm".
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