BIDS Spring 2017 Data Science Faire: Now Accepting Poster and Demo Submissions!

/ April 17, 2017

Join UC Berkeley students, faculty, and researchers on Tuesday, May 2, to celebrate the BIDS Spring 2017 Data Science Faire. Stop by 190 Doe Library from 1:30 to 4:30 and mingle with researchers, explore projects, and find out why “data” is so hot right now!

Beauty vs. Function: Not a Problem in Superheat

/ March 20, 2017

by Kasia Metkowski Data meets narrative in Rebecca Barter’s Superheat, an R package that creates colorful and customizable heatmaps. 

BIDS Is Hiring a Chief Research Officer

/ March 8, 2017

Working closely with BIDS leadership, the chief research officer (CRO) at BIDS will use their deep expertise and knowledge to empower the Berkeley faculty and research community to develop missing parts of the data science environment (tools, methods, systems, workflows, etc.), and secure the resources to fund them. This is a two-year position with the opportunity for extension. The CRO will do this by:

Call for Fellows—Spring 2017

Kevin Koy / March 3, 2017

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 advance data analysis 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 intensive approaches with a community of like-minded individuals from across campus. 

The State of Jupyter

Fernando Perez / February 14, 2017

This post was originally published at the O'Reilly Ideas site on January 26, 2017. In this post, we’ll look at Project Jupyter and answer three questions:

Simple Random Sampling: Not So Simple

Kellie Ottoboni / February 3, 2017

Simple random sampling is drawing k objects from a group of n in such a way that all possible subsets are equally likely. In practice, it is difficult to draw truly random samples. Instead, people tend to draw samples using