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Philip B. Stark appointed to a forensic audit of the 2020 Windham, NH, Election

/ May 25, 2021

Large unexplained discrepancies between the electronic results and a hand count of the 2020 New Hampshire State Representative contest in Windham, NH, prompted lawmakers to pass a law (SB43) authorizing a forensic audit of that contest as well as the gubernatorial contest and the U.S. Senate contest in Windham. BIDS Faculty Affiliate Philip B. Stark was selected to be one of three auditors, along with Harri Hursti and Mark Lindeman.

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Communicating with Data: The Art of Writing for Data Science

/ May 21, 2021

BIDS Alum Sara Stoudt and colleague Deb Nolan, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in UC Berkeley's Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS), have recently published a new book for students and researchers who want to improve their science communication skills, and to write about their insights in a way that is both compelling and faithful to the data. Advice on science writing is provided, including how to distill findings into a story, organizing and revising stories, and how to write clearly, concisely, and precisely. 

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Kathryn D. Huff appointed DOE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy

/ May 11, 2021

BIDS Alum Kathryn D. Huff has been appointed DOE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. The news was part of a recent DOE announcement about additional appointees who have joined the Biden-Harris Administration to help build a more prosperous and equitable clean energy future for the American people. 

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The Future of Our Cities: A Q+A with Marta González

/ May 1, 2021

This article is cross-posted with  Q+A on the future of our cities  April 26, 2021  |   Berkeley Engineering News _________

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Benjamin Nachman receives 2021 Guido Altarelli Award

Marsha Fenner / April 20, 2021

BIDS Research Affiliate Benjamin Nachman has been awarded the 2021 Guido Altarelli Award. Nachman is a Staff Scientist in the Physics Division at LBNL where he is the group leader of the cross-cutting Machine Learning for Fundamental Physics group. The award recognizes Nachman's research contributions "for precision measurements of observables sensitive to jet substructure and use of innovative machine learning techniques."

BIDS and Accenture welcome first Global Environmental Change Research Fellow

Marsha Fenner / April 15, 2021

BIDS and Accenture Applied Intelligence are pleased to welcome R.J. Cody Markelz as the inaugural BIDS-Accenture Global Environmental Change Research Fellow. The Data Science and Global Environmental Change Independent Research Fellowship is a full-time two-year position at BIDS made possible by funding from Accenture Applied Intelligence. 

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Rediet Abebe: A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms

/ April 14, 2021

This article is cross-posted from  A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms: Rediet Abebe uses the tools of theoretical computer science to understand pressing social problems — and try to fix them. April 1, 2021  |  Rachel Crowell  |  Quanta Magazine 

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