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Data about Data: Starting to Define "Data Science"

Kathryn D. Huff / May 28, 2015

Last October, BIDS hosted the first Data Science Environment (DSE) Summit, bringing together researchers, staff, and students from UC Berkeley, NYU, and UW who are partnering to “harness the potential of data scientists and big data for basic research and scientific discovery.”

BIDS Spring 2015 Data Science Faire—Capping Off a Successful First Year

Ali Ferguson / May 12, 2015

Last week, we closed BIDS’ first academic year with the Spring 2015 Data Science Faire (DS Faire), where we showcased exciting data-intensive initiatives at BIDS and UC Berkeley and highlighted work from the diverse community of data scientists around campus.

BIDS Fellow Dani Ushizima Wins DOE Early Career Research Award

/ May 7, 2015

We're very proud to announce that BIDS Fellow Dani Ushizima recently won an Early Career Research award from the U.S. Department of Engery's Office. Dani will receive $2.5 million over five years for her work, "Scaling Analytics for Image-Based Experimental Data," the focus of which will be helping scientists reveal important yet hidden information in images.

Call for Applications: BIDS Full-Time Postdoctoral Researchers—Spring 2015

Kevin Koy / March 30, 2015

We are now accepting applications for full-time postdoctoral researchers at BIDS.

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:

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