Simple Random Sampling: Not So Simple

Kellie Ottoboni / February 3, 2017

Simple random sampling is drawing k objects from a group of n in such a way that all possible subsets are equally likely. In practice, it is difficult to draw truly random samples. Instead, people tend to draw samples using

A Beginner's Guide to Diversity and Inclusivity

Laura Norén / February 3, 2017

Defining Diversity and Inclusivity

Automatic Differentiation and Cosmology Simulation

Yu Feng / February 3, 2017

One project at Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics studies the reconstruction of the cosmic initial condition based on observations of the later-time universe.

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The Practice of Reproducible Research: Fully Open Online Book Now Live

Justin Kitzes / January 31, 2017

Last Friday, we held a symposium to launch the online version of our new book The Practice of Reproducible Research: Case Studies and Lessons from the Data-Intensive Sciences (to be published in print by the University of California Press later this year).

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Connected Corridors: New Methods for Urban Traffic Management

/ January 23, 2017

BIDS will host a tea event on January 24, 2017, with guests Brian Peterson and Anthony Patire of the Institute of Transportation Studies’ Connected Corridors program. They will be discussing a pilot program in partnership with Caltrans to improve urban transportation corridor management on the I-210 corridor in Southern California.

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Spring 2017 Data Science Lecture Series Lineup

Ali Ferguson / January 20, 2017

We have a great lineup of speakers from industry and academia for our Data Science Lecture Series. The lectures are held Fridays, 1:10–2:30 p.m. in 190 Doe Library (one-hour lectures followed by Q&A). Please keep an eye on our Events page to learn more about each of these lectures as detailed information becomes available.

Gender Issues Roundtable Discussion: A Case Study in Uncomfortable Conversations

Kellie Ottoboni / December 14, 2016

by Kellie Ottoboni, Rebecca Barter, Ryan Giordano, Sara Stoudt

Scaling the Heights of Data Science

/ November 21, 2016

BIDS Researcher Karthik Ram and Senior Fellow Carl Boettiger - both cofounders of rOpenSci - are featured in this article about how data-intensive, open-access research is transforming modern ecology and unifying a worldwide community of environmental science researchers. _________