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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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"Human Gait Data" — New human gait database for analysis applications in health, biometrics, education, and more

/ June 24, 2021

BIDS Innovate for Health Fellow Akram Bayat and a team of researchers under the supervision of Marc Pomplun at the University of Massachusetts Boston, have recently released Human Gait Data, a large human gait database conducted in real-world conditions, and suitable to be used by researchers using deep learning algorithms for various analysis applications in health, biometrics, education, etc.

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San Francisco Mayor names June 18 "Maya Petersen Day"

/ June 23, 2021

BIDS Faculty Affiliate Maya Petersen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Berkeley School of Public Health, received a special honor from San Francisco Mayor London Breed during a UCSF Virtual Town Hall meeting on June 18, 2021, during which it was announced that June 18, 2021, will now be known as Maya Petersen Day in the City and County of San Francisco.

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Tracking Impact and Measuring Success in Data Education Events

Ciera Martinez / June 22, 2021

This article is cross-posted from  Tracking Impact and Measuring Success in Data Education Events June 22, 2021  |  Code for Science and Society (CS&S) Event Fund Authors: Emily Lescak, Beth Duckles, Yo Yehudi, Reshama Shaikh, Leslie Alanis, Ciera Martinez, Yanina Bellini Saibene, Esther Plomp ___________________________

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The CRIC Cervix Collection: A new, open-source, searchable image database for predictive modeling and screening

/ June 16, 2021

BIDS Research Affiliate Daniela Ushizima and colleagues from the Center for Recognition and Inspection of Cells (CRIC) have published the CRIC Cervix Collection, a searchable image database that makes digital cell image collections available for reproducible research and FAIR machine learning.