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Spring 2017 Data Science Lecture Series Lineup

Ali Ferguson / January 20, 2017

We have a great lineup of speakers from industry and academia for our Data Science Lecture Series. The lectures are held Fridays, 1:10–2:30 p.m. in 190 Doe Library (one-hour lectures followed by Q&A). Please keep an eye on our Events page to learn more about each of these lectures as detailed information becomes available.

Gender Issues Roundtable Discussion: A Case Study in Uncomfortable Conversations

Kellie Ottoboni / December 14, 2016

by Kellie Ottoboni, Rebecca Barter, Ryan Giordano, Sara Stoudt

Scaling the Heights of Data Science

/ November 21, 2016

BIDS Researcher Karthik Ram and Senior Fellow Carl Boettiger - both cofounders of rOpenSci - are featured in this article about how data-intensive, open-access research is transforming modern ecology and unifying a worldwide community of environmental science researchers. _________

Campus Holds Summit on Graduate Data Science Education

/ September 30, 2016

More than 50 faculty, center directors, advisors, and graduate students from 34 departments and organizations across UC Berkeley came together on September 22 to discuss the campus’s diverse programs and resources supporting graduate students’ use of data-intensive methods.

Python Boot Camp Fall 2016 Training Videos Available Online

/ September 29, 2016

In late August, we held the Python Boot Camp Fall 2016. We were able to record the sessions from two-day event, so we want to share them with everyone. You can watch the videos below or access them on our YouTube channel playlist. Enjoy!

Tree of Life Faces Deep Cuts from Climate Change

/ September 21, 2016

BIDS Senior Fellow Brent Mishler and his colleagues recently published a study in Nature Climate Change that used "a new big data analytic method to model the effects of climate change on eucalypts" to determine how "climate change could impact whole groups of related species and biodiversity on a larger scale." Read the full article below. by Andy Murdock, UC Newsroom

Researchers Find Climate Change Already Playing Major Roles

/ September 14, 2016

BIDS Senior Fellow Solomon Hsiang's recent work shows that not only will the consequences of future climate change be substantial but that our current climate will also have significant social and economic impacts. Read the full story below. by Kathleen Maclay, UC Berkeley Media Relations