BIDS at SciPy 2015: Marking a Year of Success

Ali Ferguson / July 17, 2015

This past Sunday marked the end to the successful 14th annual Scientific Computing with Python Conference, more commonly known as SciPy. Roughly 600 attendees from more than 330 organizations throughout the world gathered in Austin, TX, to showcase and discuss their Python-centric mathematics, science, and engineering projects. Among these individuals were several BIDS fellows, staff members, and affiliates.

Project Jupyter Awarded $6M to Expand Collaborative Data Science Software

Fernando Pérez / July 8, 2015

By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley Media Relations A powerful, interactive tool popular among academics and scientists who wrestle with large datasets in multiple formats is getting a big infusion of support to broaden its capabilities for collaborative data science and to reach ever wider audiences

Toward Reproducible Science—A Quick Overview of the Recent BIDS Reproducibility Workshop

Jarrod Millman / May 29, 2015

On May 21–22, BIDS hosted a Reproducibility Workshop. We had about 35 participants, including several BIDS fellows and staff as well as representatives from our NYU and UW partners. In addition, there were students, faculty, and staff from numerous departments and organizations from all over the campus.

Data about Data: Starting to Define "Data Science"

Kathryn D. Huff / May 28, 2015

Last October, BIDS hosted the first Data Science Environment (DSE) Summit, bringing together researchers, staff, and students from UC Berkeley, NYU, and UW who are partnering to “harness the potential of data scientists and big data for basic research and scientific discovery.”

BIDS Spring 2015 Data Science Faire—Capping Off a Successful First Year

Ali Ferguson / May 12, 2015

Last week, we closed BIDS’ first academic year with the Spring 2015 Data Science Faire (DS Faire), where we showcased exciting data-intensive initiatives at BIDS and UC Berkeley and highlighted work from the diverse community of data scientists around campus.

BIDS Fellow Dani Ushizima Wins DOE Early Career Research Award

/ May 7, 2015

We're very proud to announce that BIDS Fellow Dani Ushizima recently won an Early Career Research award from the U.S. Department of Engery's Office. Dani will receive $2.5 million over five years for her work, "Scaling Analytics for Image-Based Experimental Data," the focus of which will be helping scientists reveal important yet hidden information in images.

State Street, UC Berkeley and Stanford University Form Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR)

/ April 15, 2015

The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and State Street Global Exchange today announced a collaboration to establish the Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR), a new research center focused on applying advanced data-science techniques to manage and mitigate economic and financial risk. The announcement comes as State Street opens GX Lab, its new presence in Silicon Valley focused on partnering with local talent, industry leaders, and academic institutions to create solutions for its clients in the fields of data science and risk management.