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Upcoming workshops and events
Join guest speaker Corina Logan (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) on Tuesday, August 13, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the WRF Data Studio for her seminar, “How to improve the value of your research by it making verifiable.” 

Save the date: the eScience Data Science for Social Good program teams will present their project results on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118. All are welcome to attend. A reception will follow in the WRF Data Science Studio; please RSVP for the reception to ensure we order enough refreshments for you!
College of the Environment
Spencer Wood, eScience research scientist, is the co-author of a paper published in Nature Ecology and Evolution titled "The marine fish food web is globally connected." The paper develops and applies a method for modeling interaction among marine fish to understand macroecological patterns globally, and makes a case for integrating open global databases and new computing tools.
Astronomy
Gwendolyn Eadie, recent postdoctoral fellow, Mario Juric, senior data science fellow, and undergraduate Anika Slizewski are collaborating to estimate the total mass of the galaxy using the latest data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia Satellite. Knowing the quantity of mass of our galaxy is paramount for understanding our galaxy’s history and formation, and the Milky Way’s interaction with other galaxies and dwarf galaxies in the Local Group of Galaxies.
In the news
Director Magdalena Balazinska gave a keynote presentation at the 31st International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management in July.

V. Zach Golkhou, postdoctoral fellow, and alumnus Rahul Biswas are co-authors with others on a new preprint titled "GROWTH on GW190425: searching thousands of square degrees to identify an optical or infrared counterpart to a binary neutron star merger with the Zwicky Transient Facility and Palomar Gattini IR."

Jacob Schreiber, IGERT graduate student, William Noble, senior data science fellow, affiliate Jeff Bilmes, have a new preprint on bioRxiv titled "Prioritizing transcriptomic and epigenomic experiments by using an optimization strategy that leverages imputed data." Find a video of Schreiber presenting at SciPy 2019 on "apricot: submodular selection for data summarization" on YouTube.

The work of affiliate David Baker and others is featured in The Washington Post article "The ‘dawn’ of designer proteins: Biologists build a protein that turns cells on and off." 

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

Human Centered Design and Engineering
Find a video and article featuring Cecilia Aragon, senior data science fellow, on the Human Centered Design and Engineering website. Aragon was an invited panelist on the topic of "Breaking the STEM Barrier" at the Latina Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. in July.
Center for an Informed Public
The mission of the Center for an Informed Public, co-led by data science fellows Jevin West, Emma Spiro, and Kate Starbird, and others, was highlighted in UW President Ana Mari Cauce's blog post "Defending our democracy against disinformation" and in MyNorthwest's piece "UW scores $5 million for new center studying fake news, misinformation."
Earth science
The work of Anthony Arendt, senior data scientist, on the Community Snow Observations project is featured in the Billings Gazette article "Study uses new ways to measure water in snow."
Institute for Systems Biology
Sean Gibbons, data science fellow, is the co-author of the paper in Nature Biotechnology titled "Reproducible, interactive, scalable and extensible microbiome data science using QIIME 2" and he's a co-author on "Use and abuse of correlation analyses in microbial ecology" in The ISME Journal.
Jobs
The eScience Institute is currently hiring an office coordinator/receptionist to work full-time in the WRF Data Science Studio. Click here, or search for requisition number 170288 on the UW Jobs website to apply.

The Master of Science in Data Science program is currently hiring a Social Media Intern. This position is for Autumn 2019 and Winter 2020 quarters, with the potential to extend into Spring 2020.
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