UC Berkeley Libraries closed until further notice

/ March 23, 2020

Update March 23, 2020: UC Berkeley Libraries closed until further notice All UC Berkeley Libraries are now closed until further notice.  All scheduled events have transitioned to virtual presentation and/or participation - check individual listings on the BIDS Events page for details.  _________ logo

CA Executive Order N-33-20: Stay at home until further notice, except for essential needs

/ March 19, 2020

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations in critical infrastructure sectors. The order went into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020. It covers the whole state of California and is in place until further notice. 

Model Mis-specification: All The Ways Things Can Go Wrong…

Sara Stoudt / March 19, 2020

This article cross-posted with Model Mis-specification: All The Ways Things Can Go Wrong… March 19, 2020  |  Sara Stoudt  |  Ecology for the Masses ___________________________

Mines ParisTech delegation strengthens BIDS’ French connections

Marsha Fenner / March 18, 2020

International fellowships promote academic research in support of industry-focused applications

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Life as a new I4H Data Science Health Innovation Fellow: Navigating the complex world of US healthcare to find solutions for unmet patient needs

/ March 7, 2020

This article cross-posted with  Life as a new I4H Data Science Health Innovation Fellow March 7, 2020  |  Leonard Apeltsin, et al  |  Innovate For Health Blog ___________________________

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Data Hub receives largest gift in UC Berkeley history

/ February 29, 2020

This article is cross-posted from "Largest gift in Berkeley’s history will create a ‘hub’ for advancing data science" February 29, 2020  |  Kara Manke  |  Berkeley News

Ponisio-deValpine: Effective Sample Size

One size does not fit all: Customizing MCMC methods in ecological models 

/ February 28, 2020

Former BIDS Data Science Fellows Lauren Ponisio (now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside) and Daniel Turek (now an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Williams College), along with BIDS Senior Fellow Perry de Valpine (Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley) have published a paper about customizing MCMC methods in ecological models using the open source software NIMBLE and JAGS.

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Veridical Data Science - Yu/Kumbier propose the PCS framework for navigating the data science life cycle

Marsha Fenner / February 27, 2020

In their new PNAS article, Veridical Data Science, BIDS Senior Fellow and UC Berkeley Statistics/EECS Professor Bin Yu, along with former doctoral student Karl Kumbier (now at UCSF), unveil the PCS framework for navigating and quality-controlling the data science life cycle in all research domains.

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Predicting Neighborhood Change Using Big Data and Machine Learning: Potential and Pitfalls

Karen Chapple / February 26, 2020

BIDS welcomes this guest blog post from Karen Chapple, co-founder of Berkeley's Urban Displacement Project: