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It's time for statistics departments to start supporting their applied students

Rebecca Barter / July 30, 2020

This article is cross-posted from It's time for statistics departments to start supporting their applied students July 30, 2020  | ___________________________

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Berkeley’s new Computational Social Science Training Program welcomes first cohort of new fellows for the Fall 2020 semester

/ July 30, 2020

The Computational Social Science Training Program (CSSTP) enthusiastically welcomes its first cohort of new fellows for the fall 2020 semester at UC Berkeley!

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BIDS congratulates our 2020 "graduating" research fellows

David Mongeau / July 20, 2020

BIDS offers congratulations to the 2019-2020 cohort of "graduating" research fellows, who are moving on to academic and research positions with UC Berkeley, Smith College, the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, and UC San Diego, as well as with startup companies including Anomaly and Ambys Medicines -- all of which consider data science to be critical to their business. We are delighted to welcome these fellows as members of our growing BIDS Alumni community!

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Promoting linguistic diversity in community and stakeholder engagement

/ July 16, 2020

BIDS Data Science Fellow Váleri Vásquez contributed to a recent study that sought to inform and consult non-English speaking publics in California about gene drive science. Working with scientists who were directly involved in the development of the gene drives being presented, the authors translated crucial information about this complex emerging technology into Spanish. They then successfully engaged Spanish-speaking audiences on questions about gene drive and its potential impact on their communities.

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Antarctic journey inspires conservation, collaboration and climate advocacy

Marsha Fenner / July 1, 2020

BIDS Data Science Fellow Váleri Vásquez was among a delegation of women who traveled to the Antarctica Peninsula last winter as part of a global leadership initiative that promotes the influence and impact of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

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New California COVID assessment tool allows public to access to current data and models

/ June 25, 2020

This article cross posted from Governor Newsom Unveils California COVID Assessment Tool, an Open-Source “Model of Models” that Will Allow Scientists, Researchers, and Public to Access the Most Current COVID-19 Data and Model Future Scenarios

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Pycro-Manager: new open source software for integrated microscopy hardware control and image processing

Marsha Fenner / June 24, 2020

BIDS Senior Fellow Laura Waller and former BIDS Data Science Fellow Henry Pinkard, along with colleague Nico Stuurman, have developed Pycro-Manager, a new open source software tool for controlling different parts of μManager using Python.

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The growing importance of genomic metadata standards in the time of coronavirus

Marsha Fenner / June 22, 2020

In a new article in Nature: Scientific Data, BIDS Senior Fellow Neil Davies and colleagues from the Genomics Standards Consortium highlight the importance of implementing higher standards for categorizing genomic metadata, and how critical data accuracy becomes in effectively mobilizing the scientific community to prepare for and respond to emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 in the global south: Economic impacts and recovery

Marsha Fenner / June 15, 2020

BIDS Senior Fellows and CEGA Faculty Co-Directors Ted Miguel and Josh Blumenstock were recently featured in a webcast about COVID-19 in the global south: Economic impacts and recovery, a part of the Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19 series hosted by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).