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Berkeley’s data science leader dedicated to advancing diversity in computing

/ February 2, 2021

This article is cross-posted from  Berkeley’s data science leader dedicated to advancing diversity in computing  January 27, 2021  |  Kara Manke  |  Berkeley News

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BIDS Data Science Fellow Váleri Vásquez named 2021 Microsoft Research PhD Fellow

Marsha Fenner / February 1, 2021

Microsoft Research has selected BIDS Data Science Fellow Váleri Vásquez as one of ten PhD fellows recognized for their innovative research and capacity for future leadership. Fellows are chosen following a highly competitive process open to candidates throughout North America, and they are awarded two years of tuition and fees in addition to being invited to present their dissertation research at a two day workshop hosted by Microsoft Research. 

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Marginal differences play a central role in complex leaf development

/ January 28, 2021

This article is cross-posted from  Marginal differences play a central role in complex leaf development  January 12, 2021  |  Chris Whitewoods  |  The Plant Cell: In Brief  ___________________________

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Collaboratively Scaling Carpentries Workshop Instruction Across a University System

Marsha Fenner / January 27, 2021

In order to further connect a Carpentries network across University of California (UC) campuses, Carpentries instructors from UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, and UC Berkeley — including BIDS Researcher Alex de Siqueira — recently decided to run a joint, virtual, 3-week Carpentries workshop open to students and researchers affiliated with these three UC campuses.

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The LHC Olympics Challenge: Machine learning ushers in a new paradigm for particle searches

Marsha Fenner / January 26, 2021

In a recent article in the CERN EP Newsletter, BIDS Research Affiliate Ben Nachman describes an emerging paradigm for data-driven, model-agnostic new physics searches at colliders, and how it aims to leverage recent breakthroughs in anomaly detection and machine learning.

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Rachel Slaybaugh to Lead Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road

/ January 22, 2021

Berkeley Lab has named BIDS Research Affiliate Rachel Slaybaugh to lead Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road Division. Until recently, Slaybaugh served as a program director at DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), whose mission is to advance high-potential and high-impact energy technologies. Over the last four years, she has also led programs supporting research in advanced nuclear fission reactors, agriculture technologies, and sensing and data analytics. 

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Data science careers rank high in US News "Best Jobs in America in 2021"

/ January 14, 2021

In a recent survey of The Best Jobs in America in 2021 by US News and World Report, former BIDS Data Science Fellow Chris Holdgraf, now the director of the nonprofit International Interactive Computing Collaboration (2i2c), was the focus of a feature article on data scientists. 

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