Bee pollination

As biotic communities form, pollinators swap one plant for another

/ September 21, 2017

This press release from the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources features BIDS Alumni Lauren Ponisio, whose recent article in Ecology Letters describes her research toward a clearer understanding of how networks of plants and pollinators form over time to create biotic communities. The results of their research could help scientists and conservationists rebuild communities when a species goes locally extinct.

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Threshing Text and Understanding Police and Protests

/ September 14, 2017

BIDS' Nick Adams is featured in this interview with Andrea Jones-Rooy in NYU's Data Science Demystified podcast, in which they discuss Nick's TextThresher collaboration software, which uses text-classifying and analysis algorithms to identify important social and political concepts, including the relationship between police and protests. 

BIDS is hiring a new Executive Director

/ September 11, 2017

We welcome applications to join BIDS as our next Executive Director, where you will contribute to a strong and cohesive community of researchers around data science at Berkeley and beyond. 

BIDS Transitions

Saul Perlmutter / September 6, 2017

As our fall semester begins, BIDS continues to grow and develop with new people and programs, and I would like to share with you some important developments.  

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Data Domination: BIDS' Karthik Ram featured in Nature "Careers" article

/ August 31, 2017

BIDS' Karthik Ram is featured in this week's issue of Nature, in the article Data Domination, which describes the rapidly expanding field of data science, the breadth of diverse interdisciplinary research it supports, and the growing number of professional opportunities for data scientists in a data-driven future.

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Introducing Marsha Fenner, BIDS new Communications/Program Manager

/ August 28, 2017

We are thrilled to introduce Marsha Fenner, who has joinied the BIDS team as Communications/Program Manager.

Jonathan Dugan

Introducing Jonathan Dugan, BIDS new Chief Research Officer

/ August 16, 2017

We are thrilled to announce a new addition to the BIDS team, Jonathan Dugan, who is joining us as Chief Research Officer.

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Introducing TextThresher 1.0 beta

Nick Adams / August 15, 2017

After 2 years of building TextThresher, I am very pleased to announce that... A demo is provided below. But first, let me tell you a bit about what TextThresher does, how people use it, and how you can get your hands on it.