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Water levels of Lake Oroville in Butte County sit at 38% capacity on Monday, May 31, 2021, as California heads into another drought year. (Photo: Frank Schulenburg)

California’s Drought is Getting Worse. Laurel Larsen Explains How Data Science Can Help.

/ August 2, 2021

This article is cross-posted from California’s Drought is Getting Worse. In a Q&A, Laurel Larsen Explains How Data Science Can Help.  July 29, 2021  |   Rachel Leven   |   CDSS News ___________________________

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COVID-19: We can’t predict what’s next. But here’s what we can do now.

/ July 22, 2021

This article is cross-posted from  COVID-19: We can’t predict what’s next. But here’s what we can do now. July 20, 2021  |   Kara Manke  |   Berkeley News ___________________________

BIDS is hiring a new Executive Director

/ July 19, 2021

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) is seeking a new Executive Director. The full online job posting and instructions for applying can be found at this URL: Executive Director (0379U) #21046. The first review date for applications is August 20, 2021.

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Computing and Data Sciences Improve What We Know About Wildfires and How to Fight Them

/ July 13, 2021

This article is cross-posted from  Computing and Data Sciences Improve What We Know About Wildfires and How to Fight Them July 13, 2021  |   Rachel Leven  |   CDSS News ___________________________

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“Algorithmic Bias Playbook” helps health care organizations identify and prevent racial bias in live algorithms

Marsha Fenner / July 9, 2021

An Algorithmic Bias Playbook — designed to help health care organizations find and fix biased algorithms that can lead to faulty decision-making  — has recently been released by Berkeley Public Health Professor, Ziad Obermeyer, and a team of researchers including BIDS Alum Stephanie Eaneff and colleagues at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Housing Precarity Risk Model (HPRM), a new tool for mapping eviction and displacement risk across 53 US metro areas

Marsha Fenner / July 7, 2021

BIDS staff member Tim Thomas and a team from the Urban Displacement Project (UDP) have just released the Housing Precarity Risk Model (HPRM), an interactive mapping tool to help understand the extent of eviction and displacement risk across 53 US metro areas. 

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UC to observe official Juneteenth holiday starting on June 28, 2021

/ June 25, 2021

This article is cross-posted from  UC will observe Juneteenth as official holiday this year June 18, 2021  |  UC Berkeley Public Affairs ___________________________ Chief People and Culture Officer Eugene Whitlock sent the following message to the campus community today:

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