Sign Up for the BIDS Spring 2015 Data Science Faire

/ March 13, 2015

  When: May 5, 2015, 1:00–4:30 p.m. Where: 190 Doe Library This year’s Data Science Faire will feature a series of lightning talks as well as poster/demo exhibits from researchers on campus. If you have been doing work related to data science (e.g., conducting a data-intensive project, running an open source meetup on campus, developing tools to enable reproducible science, etc.) and would like to showcase your efforts at the Data Science Faire, we are currently taking submissions for posters and demos.

A Weekend of Coding: BIDS Data Science Fellow Volunteers at Worldwide Girls Hackathon in Oakland

Ali Ferguson / February 26, 2015

Over Presidents’ Day weekend, 15 girls from Oakland participated in the IGNITE International Girls Hackathon, “a 24-hour, multi-country coding event in which girl coders around the world collaborate to develop a website or application that addresses a specific challenge facing girls and young women.”[i]

Call for Applications: BIDS Data Science Fellows Program—Spring 2015

Ali Ferguson / February 18, 2015

We are excited to invite applications for our next cohort in the BIDS Data Science Fellow Program.  Successful applicants will join our current cohort of fellows in helping make data analysis easier in the research sciences. BIDS data science fellows are postdoctoral scholars, graduate student researchers, or staff with excellent credentials in their fields as well as strong interests in advancing data-analysis approaches with a community of like-minded individuals from across campus. 

Recent Reddit Ask Me Anything: Moore Data-Driven Discovery Investigators

Kevin Koy / February 12, 2015

It’s not every day you get direct access to some of the top data scientists in the nation and the chance to ask them literally any question you choose. The Moore Foundation's Data-Driven Discovery (DDD) Investigators recently took part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) forum on Reddit, and although the time is up for new questions, the entire proceedings can be viewed here:

Warmer, Drier Climate Altering Forests Statewide

/ January 20, 2015

By Robert Sanders  Historical California vegetation data that more than once dodged the dumpster have now proved their true value, documenting that a changing forest structure seen in the Sierra Nevada has actually happened statewide over the past 90 years.

Getting Girls Involved in STEM through Robotics: Black Girls Code Event

Daniela Ushizima / December 19, 2014

Last week, in the midst of broadcasts about national protests for civil rights and racial democracy, educators from across the world shared stories about the worldwide action to enhance digital democracy through Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and Hour of Code.


Kevin Koy / December 4, 2014

$4.5 Million for Big-Data Projects in Ecology, Astronomy, Microscopy

/ October 2, 2014

By Robert Sanders With new computational tricks, Laura Waller hopes to turn simple microscopes into cutting-edge imaging machines. Joshua Bloom wants to train computers to be surrogate astronomers so they can discover new celestial phenomena within the streaming torrent of data from telescopes.