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Collaboratively Scaling Carpentries Workshop Instruction Across a University System

Marsha Fenner / January 27, 2021

In order to further connect a Carpentries network across University of California (UC) campuses, Carpentries instructors from UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, and UC Berkeley — including BIDS Researcher Alex de Siqueira — recently decided to run a joint, virtual, 3-week Carpentries workshop open to students and researchers affiliated with these three UC campuses.

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The LHC Olympics Challenge: Machine learning ushers in a new paradigm for particle searches

Marsha Fenner / January 26, 2021

In a recent article in the CERN EP Newsletter, BIDS Research Affiliate Ben Nachman describes an emerging paradigm for data-driven, model-agnostic new physics searches at colliders, and how it aims to leverage recent breakthroughs in anomaly detection and machine learning.

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Rachel Slaybaugh to Lead Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road

/ January 22, 2021

Berkeley Lab has named BIDS Research Affiliate Rachel Slaybaugh to lead Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road Division. Until recently, Slaybaugh served as a program director at DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), whose mission is to advance high-potential and high-impact energy technologies. Over the last four years, she has also led programs supporting research in advanced nuclear fission reactors, agriculture technologies, and sensing and data analytics. 

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Ten computer codes that transformed science

/ January 20, 2021

BIDS Faculty Affiliate Fernando Pérez is featured in this new article in Nature that highlights his development of iPython as one of the Ten computer codes that transformed science. ___________________________ Segment from the article... "Fernando Pérez was a graduate student “in search of procrastination” in 2001 when he decided to take on a core component of Python.

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Data science careers rank high in US News "Best Jobs in America in 2021"

/ January 14, 2021

In a recent survey of The Best Jobs in America in 2021 by US News and World Report, former BIDS Data Science Fellow Chris Holdgraf, now the director of the nonprofit International Interactive Computing Collaboration (2i2c), was the focus of a feature article on data scientists. 

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BIDS Undergraduate Internships - Apply January 12-25, 2021

Marsha Fenner / December 15, 2020

BIDS Undergraduate Internships provide a variety of engaging data science research opportunities through UC Berkeley's Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). BIDS Data Science Fellows, Faculty and Research Affiliates, and Staff mentors enlist undergraduate students to help design and implement collaborative projects in a variety of research areas, helping students develop skills in research, programming, paper writing, project management, and team building. 

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Translating Numbers Into Words: The Art of Writing About Data Science

/ December 10, 2020

This article is cross-posted from  Translating Numbers Into Words: The Art of Writing About Data Science  December 10, 2020   |   Jon Bashor   |  CDSS News ___________________________

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