Campus Holds Summit on Graduate Data Science Education

/ September 30, 2016

More than 50 faculty, center directors, advisors, and graduate students from 34 departments and organizations across UC Berkeley came together on September 22 to discuss the campus’s diverse programs and resources supporting graduate students’ use of data-intensive methods.

Python Boot Camp Fall 2016 Training Videos Available Online

/ September 29, 2016

In late August, we held the Python Boot Camp Fall 2016. We were able to record the sessions from two-day event, so we want to share them with everyone. You can watch the videos below or access them on our YouTube channel playlist. Enjoy!

Tree of Life Faces Deep Cuts from Climate Change

/ September 21, 2016

BIDS Senior Fellow Brent Mishler and his colleagues recently published a study in Nature Climate Change that used "a new big data analytic method to model the effects of climate change on eucalypts" to determine how "climate change could impact whole groups of related species and biodiversity on a larger scale." Read the full article below. by Andy Murdock, UC Newsroom

Researchers Find Climate Change Already Playing Major Roles

/ September 14, 2016

BIDS Senior Fellow Solomon Hsiang's recent work shows that not only will the consequences of future climate change be substantial but that our current climate will also have significant social and economic impacts. Read the full story below. by Kathleen Maclay, UC Berkeley Media Relations

URAP Opportunities for Undergraduate Data Science Students

/ August 26, 2016

Undergraduate Data Science Students, In case you haven’t heard, there is a fantastic program on campus that provides students the opportunity to apply the skills you learn in class to hands-on research projects led by UC Berkeley faculty.

Fall 2016 Data Science Lecture Series Lineup

/ August 17, 2016

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.

Welcoming BIDS 2016 Data Science Fellows

Kevin Koy / July 25, 2016

We are thrilled to introduce our 2016 cohort of data science fellows! With diverse research backgrounds and experiences, the new fellows will help lead our community in driving data science innovations and enhancing collaborations across UC Berkeley and beyond. Please join us in welcoming them:

BIDS at SciPy 2016

Ali Ferguson / July 18, 2016

Last week, several BIDS fellows and members headed down to Austin, TX, for SciPy 2016, the 15th annual Scientific Computing with Python conference. The general purpose of SciPy is to bring industry, academia, and government participants together to highlight their work, learn from Python power users, and collaborate on code development.