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Pandemic provides real-time experiment for diagnosing, treating misinformation

/ December 9, 2020

This article cross-posted from Pandemic provides real-time experiment for diagnosing, treating misinformation  December 9, 2020  |   Jon Bashor   |  Berkeley News

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FODA’s Mahoney, Derezinski, and Khanna receive NeurIPS 2020 Best Paper Award

/ December 8, 2020

BIDS Faculty Affiliate Michael Mahoney and former BIDS Fellows Michał Dereziński and Rajiv Khanna of Berkeley’s Foundations of Data Analysis Institute (FODA) have been awarded a “NeurIPS 2020 Best Paper Award” for their contribution, Improved Guarantees and a Multiple-Descent Curve for Column Subset Selection and the Nyström Method. 

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Exploring the Intersection of Teaching Undergraduate Data Science and Economics

/ December 3, 2020

This article is cross-posted from  Exploring the Intersection of Teaching Undergraduate Data Science and Economics  December 2, 2020  |   Lauren Pitcher   |   CDSS News ___________________________

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Innovate For Health welcomes 2020-2022 Data Science Health Innovation Fellows

Marsha Fenner / December 2, 2020

Innovate For Health (I4H) is pleased to announce the 2020-2022 Data Science Health Innovation Fellows, who recently began their joint appointments with the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS) and UCSF’s Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute (BCHSI).

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BIDS is hiring: Data Science and Global Environmental Change Postdoctoral Fellowship

/ December 1, 2020

Global environmental change is the defining challenge of our age. The pace of this change is accelerating faster than our efforts to address it. Environmental change is already impacting natural and human communities globally with complex, often unintended consequences. They include critical loss of biodiversity and associated ecosystems, expansion of invasive species, collapse or conversion of major biomes, and threats to human health, food, fiber, and fuel production. 

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BIDS Faculty Affiliate Rediet Abebe one of Forbes' "Women in AI To Watch"

/ November 20, 2020

BIDS Faculty Affiliate Rediet Abebe is featured in this new Forbes interview article highlighting some of AI/ML's current female role models and thought leaders who have "paved the way for young females entering the workforce." For the article, they were asked to share what they would say to their younger selves: "From controlling interview anxiety to overcoming imposter syndrome, here’s what they have to say."

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We have the technology to fight manipulated images and videos. It’s time to use it.

/ November 18, 2020

This article cross-posted from  We have the technology to fight manipulated images and videos. It’s time to use it. Here’s what it will take to combat visual mis- and disinformation online, according to the CEO of image verification platform Truepic and an advisor to the company.

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TextXD ‘Law and Society’ Hackathon to focus on police misconduct and data analysis in support of public policy

Marsha Fenner / November 13, 2020

BIDS’ TextXD 2020 conference on December 10-12 will feature an all-new, 48-hour TextXD ‘Law and Society’ Hackathon event starting at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 10. The deadline to apply for the TextXD Hackathon has been extended to December 5.

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