Data Science Discovery Program (formerly known as the BIDS Collaborative) Launches New Plans and Projects for Spring 2018

/ January 18, 2018

The newly-launched Data Science Discovery Program (formerly known as the BIDS Collaborative) provides undergraduates with opportunities to engage in hands-on, team-based research opportunities by connecting them with cutting-edge data science research projects, community impact groups, entrepreneurship ventures, and educational initiatives across UC Berkeley. 

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BIDS' Karthik Ram receives NSF award to design "US Research Software Sustainability Institute" (URSSI)

Marsha Fenner / December 21, 2017

BIDS Research Scientist Karthik Ram has been awarded NSF funding to lead a project toward designing and creating the US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI), a community hub that will provide services to help scientists create improved, more sustainable software.

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Binder 2.0 has arrived!

Chris Holdgraf / November 30, 2017

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) is pleased to announce the release on Binder 2.0! Binder is a collection of technology that makes it easy to create sharable, interactive computing environments that run in the cloud. It makes it possible to run a server that enables users to specify their computational environment with commonly-used text files (such as requirements.txt for python users).

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Berkeley team wins Citadel's "Data Open" Championship

Marsha Fenner / November 29, 2017

BIDS Graduate Fellow Sören R. Künzel and his fellow UC Berkeley team members have been awarded the top prize in Citadel's Data Open datathon championship.

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Farewell and Thanks to BIDS

Kevin Koy / October 13, 2017

As today marks my last day in the role of Executive Director for the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), I’d like to take the opportunity to reflect on BIDS’ journey so far and to offer my thanks to the countless people who have worked so hard, and who continue to advance a data science approach to research. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with such an incredible community, and to help establish BIDS as an active, thriving - and growing! - research organization here on the UC Berkeley campus.