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NERSC's new Perlmutter supercomputer to be unveiled in 2020

/ October 2, 2019

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) will install its next major high-performance computing system, named for BIDS Faculty Director Saul Perlmutter, at Berkeley Lab in 2020. Perlmutter is a Berkeley Lab Physicist, and the director of UC Berkeley's Center for Cosmological Physics, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to research showing that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

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Collaboration Drives Data Science Workshop

/ September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019  |  Holly Auten  |  LLNL Data Science Institute News

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Jupyter meets the Earth: BIDS researchers receive NSF funding for EarthCube proposal

Fernando Pérez / September 10, 2019

This article is cross-posted from the Jupyter blog post Jupyter meets the Earth by Lindsey Heagy and Fernando Pérez on September 9, 2019.

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BIDS researchers find similarities in brain activity during listening and reading

Marsha Fenner / August 26, 2019

BIDS Alumni Fatma Deniz is the leader of a UC Berkeley research team in the lab of BIDS Senior Fellow Jack Gallant that has recently published a paper in the Journal of Neuroscience about the relationship between brain representations of information perceived by listening versus reading.

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Jennifer Tour Chayes to lead UC Berkeley data science in 2020

Marsha Fenner / August 14, 2019

Jennifer Tour Chayes — currently a Microsoft technical fellow and managing director for Microsoft Research in New England, New York, and Montreal — will become UC Berkeley's new Associate Provost for the Division of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information, beginning her term on January 1, 2020.

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rOpenSci receives Sloan Foundation award to expand software peer review

/ July 31, 2019

BIDS Senior Researcher and rOpenSci Co-founder and Project Lead Karthik Ram; along with collaborator Noam Ross, an Associate editor of rOpenSci Software Peer Review and a senior scientist at EcoHealth Alliance; have received a new grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to expand rOpenSci efforts in software peer review.

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Stepping Into The Sun: A Mission To Bring Solar Energy To Communities Of Color

/ July 23, 2019

Today on All Things Considered, an installment of NPR's Special Series on Getting To Zero Carbon: The Climate Challenge features Tufts University assistant professor and former BIDS Data Science Fellow Deborah Sunter discussing her research — with Sergio Castellanos and BIDS Senior Fellow Dan Kammen — regarding racial and ethnic disparities in rooftop solar adoption.

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Jupyter Community Workshop Showcases Open Source Success

/ July 12, 2019

Three-day event at Berkeley Lab and BIDS focused on Jupyter in HPC and science user facilities July 12, 2019  |  Kathy Kincade  |  Berkeley Computing Sciences News

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University of California announces collaboration with Janssen to expand data science research in healthcare

/ June 28, 2019

New Fellowship Program Facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Recruit Data Scientists for High-Impact, Data-Driven Healthcare Research

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