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"The Future of Data Science" — Data Science by Design (DSxD) Grants & Anthology, Apply June 1-18

/ May 27, 2021

The Data Science by Design (DSxD) initiative plans to showcase the work being created by the newly established DSxD community in an upcoming anthology entitled “The Future of Data Science,” a project named intentionally to reflect DSxD's desire to design a future in data science with more of a focus on creativity, and with more transparency, inclusiveness, and personal responsibility.

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Berkeley Lab deploys next-gen supercomputer "Perlmutter" to bolster U.S. scientific research in advanced computing, AI, data science & more

/ May 27, 2021

This article is cross-posted from Berkeley Lab Deploys Next-Gen Supercomputer, Perlmutter, Bolstering U.S. Scientific Research: New Heterogeneous System Will Support Research in Advanced Computing, AI, Data Science & More May 27, 2021  |  NERSC News ____________________________

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Philip B. Stark appointed to a forensic audit of the 2020 Windham, NH, Election

/ May 25, 2021

Large unexplained discrepancies between the electronic results and a hand count of the 2020 New Hampshire State Representative contest in Windham, NH, prompted lawmakers to pass a law (SB43) authorizing a forensic audit of that contest as well as the gubernatorial contest and the U.S. Senate contest in Windham. BIDS Faculty Affiliate Philip B. Stark was selected to be one of three auditors, along with Harri Hursti and Mark Lindeman.

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Communicating with Data: The Art of Writing for Data Science

/ May 21, 2021

BIDS Alum Sara Stoudt and colleague Deb Nolan, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in UC Berkeley's Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS), have recently published a new book for students and researchers who want to improve their science communication skills, and to write about their insights in a way that is both compelling and faithful to the data. Advice on science writing is provided, including how to distill findings into a story, organizing and revising stories, and how to write clearly, concisely, and precisely. 

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Kathryn D. Huff appointed DOE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy

/ May 11, 2021

BIDS Alum Kathryn D. Huff has been appointed DOE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. The news was part of a recent DOE announcement about additional appointees who have joined the Biden-Harris Administration to help build a more prosperous and equitable clean energy future for the American people. 

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Benjamin Nachman receives 2021 Guido Altarelli Award

Marsha Fenner / April 20, 2021

BIDS Research Affiliate Benjamin Nachman has been awarded the 2021 Guido Altarelli Award. Nachman is a Staff Scientist in the Physics Division at LBNL where he is the group leader of the cross-cutting Machine Learning for Fundamental Physics group. The award recognizes Nachman's research contributions "for precision measurements of observables sensitive to jet substructure and use of innovative machine learning techniques."