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BIDS/UC Berkeley team takes on fintech challenge at the Chengdu 80 hackathon

Marsha Fenner / February 13, 2019

BIDS Data Science Fellows Sören Künzel and Chris Kennedy recently participated in the Chengdu 80 FinTech Design and Development Competition at the SWUFE & CDAR 2018 Symposium: Reform Through Fintech in Chengdu, China.

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Shining a spotlight on medical imaging applications at PMWC 2019

Daniela Ushizima / February 12, 2019

As a computer vision expert and long-term UCSF collaborator, I was invited to be a speaker on the Precision Imaging for Prediction panel, one of the opening acts at last week’s Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) 2019, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley on January 20-23.

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BIDS’ new Diversity and Inclusion Working Group to host workshop series for underrepresented undergraduates

Marsha Fenner / January 31, 2019

BIDS has formed a new working group to celebrate and help support and promote the diverse perspectives and identities of Berkeley’s active data science community.

Best Practices for Fostering Diversity & Inclusion in Data Science

R. Stuart Geiger / January 29, 2019

A blog post by Stuart Geiger and Orianna DeMasi, based on a conversation with Andreas Zoglauer, Diya Das, Fernando Hoces de la Guardia, Kellie Ottoboni, Marsha Fenner, Nelle Varoquaux, Rebecca Barter, Richard Barnes, Sara Stoudt, Stacey Dorton, and Stéfan van der Walt (names in alphabetical order), with additional contributions and links from Aaron Culich. Introduction

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New research explores disparities in US rooftop solar deployment

Marsha Fenner / January 10, 2019

In a new paper in Nature Sustainability, BIDS Senior Fellow Dan Kammen, former BIDS Data Science Fellow Deborah Sunter, and UC Berkeley researcher Sergio Castellanos investigate rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) deployment across the US, and explore disparities in its adoption based on race and ethnicity.

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December 2018 NumPy Developer Weekend

Matti Picus / January 10, 2019

On Friday November 30 and Saturday December 1st, we held a NumPy developer meeting at BIDS. In attendance was the BIDS NumPy team (Stéfan van der Walt, Tyler Reddy, and Matti Picus), core developers Charles Harris, Eric Wieser, and Stefan Hoyer, as well as dask founder Matthew Rocklin. Here follows an outline of the discussion, which is also documented in the meeting notes.

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scikit-image receives CZI funding to improve biomedical imaging

Marsha Fenner / December 12, 2018

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced this month funding for open-source software efforts to improve image analysis and visualization in biomedicine. The announcement includes funding for scikit-image.