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CITRIS Seed Funding – COVID-19 Response

/ March 25, 2020

Full details available from CITRIS: https://citris-uc.org/core-seed-funding/.

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CA Executive Order N-33-20: Stay at home until further notice, except for essential needs

/ March 19, 2020

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations in critical infrastructure sectors. The order went into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020. It covers the whole state of California and is in place until further notice. 

190 Doe Library closed through April 7

/ March 16, 2020

Update March 16, 2020: Due to the newly-issued shelter-in-place guidance, and the closure of UC Berkeley Libraries, the BIDS facility in Doe Library will be closed until at least April 7, 2020. _________

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Data Hub receives largest gift in UC Berkeley history

/ February 29, 2020

This article is cross-posted from "Largest gift in Berkeley’s history will create a ‘hub’ for advancing data science" February 29, 2020  |  Kara Manke  |  Berkeley News

Ponisio-deValpine: Effective Sample Size

One size does not fit all: Customizing MCMC methods in ecological models 

Marsha Fenner / February 28, 2020

Former BIDS Data Science Fellows Lauren Ponisio (now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside) and Daniel Turek (now an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Williams College), along with BIDS Senior Fellow Perry de Valpine (Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley) have published a paper about customizing MCMC methods in ecological models using the open source software NIMBLE and JAGS.

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Veridical Data Science - Yu/Kumbier propose the PCS framework for navigating the data science life cycle

Marsha Fenner / February 27, 2020

In their new PNAS article, Veridical Data Science, BIDS Senior Fellow and UC Berkeley Statistics/EECS Professor Bin Yu, along with former doctoral student Karl Kumbier (now at UCSF), unveil the PCS framework for navigating and quality-controlling the data science life cycle in all research domains.

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Predicting Neighborhood Change Using Big Data and Machine Learning: Potential and Pitfalls

Karen Chapple / February 26, 2020

BIDS welcomes this guest blog post from Karen Chapple, co-founder of Berkeley's Urban Displacement Project:

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BIDS Data Science Fellowships - Call for applications, due April 1, 2020

/ February 21, 2020

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) announces a call for applications for the BIDS Data Science Fellowship Program. Successful applicants will be offered two-year appointments at BIDS beginning in the 2020 Fall Semester. Applications are due on April 1, 2020. 

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