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Backed by $12.5M in federal funding, Univ. of Washington leads new data science institute

Maryam Fazel, a University of Washington electrical and computer engineering professor, will lead the multidisciplinary Institute for Foundations of Data Science (IFDS). Fazel is pictured with colleagues in this 2015 photo. (UW Photo / Patrick Bennett)

With $12.5 million in federal funding, the University of Washington will lead a cohort of institutions tackling foundational challenges in the field of data science.

The UW is teaming up with interdisciplinary researchers from University Wisconsin-Madison, University California-Santa Cruz and University of Chicago to form the Institute for Foundations of Data Science (IFDS). The effort will be led by Maryam Fazel, a UW electrical and computer engineering professor.

The institute marks the culmination of three years of work supported by the National Science Foundation as part of its Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science, or TRIPODS, program. The effort is part of the NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution Big Idea project.

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Harlow’s leads the charge for government aid to entertainment venues

Amber DeLaRosa’s music career seemed to be picking up speed last year. She released two singles and, though she kept her day job as a nanny, began to make some money as a performer playing live shows at Sacramento venues at least once a month.

When the pandemic forced concert halls to close, DeLaRosa faced a challenge to her progress.

“As an artist, your biggest currency is momentum,” DeLaRosa said. “You’re gaining one fan at a time every show. You know that you’re going to sing to a crowd of strangers, and you’re hoping that just one of those people latches on and wants to go home and find your music further.”

For early career artists like DeLaRosa, local venues can provide a launchpad. DeLaRosa is still making music and giving online performances—an opportunity she appreciates. But singing in front of a webcam or even in a recording studio lacks

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Netflix Dominates in 2020, With a Whopping 160 Nominations; HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Leads Programs

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The Emmy smackdown between Netflix and HBO has taken another dramatic turn. As the Television Academy announced the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations on Tuesday morning, Netflix came out on top swinging with a whopping 160 nominations, followed by rival HBO in second at 107 nods. Netflix’s history-making tally is the most ever for a network — even surpassing what any of the Big 3 broadcast networks ever did when there was no real competition.

HBO still had reason to celebrate, however, as limited series “Watchmen” scored 26 nods, the most of any program. On the comedy side, Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” maintained its, well, marvelous showing at the Emmys, garnering 20 nominations — the same as last year. The leading dramas were Netflix’s “Ozark” and HBO’s “Succession,” both of which pulled 18 nods.

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Richy Werenski leads 3M Open; Dustin Johnson WDs after 78

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The virus outbreak has squelched the upbeat and welcoming vibe that marked the debut of the 3M Open last year.

The fans might have been absent, but the soft greens were plenty friendly Thursday for Richy Werenski to take full advantage.

”I have a good feeling they’ll get nice and firm as the week goes on, but you start it online, it will stay there. They’re really good,” said Werenski, who made a short birdie putt on the par-5 18th for an 8-under 63 and the first-round lead.

Dustin Johnson withdrew because of a back injury after a 78.

Werenski broke a tie with Michael Thompson with his ninth and last birdie on the warm, windy afternoon at the TPC Twin Cities. Defending champion Matthew Wolff, Tony Finau, Nick Watney, Ryan Moore, Xinjun Zhang and Max Homa were tied for third at 65. There’s an 11-way

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