UC Berkeley to Co-Lead Regional Data Science "Brain Trust"

/ November 2, 2015

We are excited to announce Berkeley's involvement in the National Science Foundation's Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs program (see news release below). BIDS senior fellow Michael Franklin is a co-investigator on this endeavor, and the Western Hub will be closely aligned with BIDS activities. Look for more information on this exciting program in the near future.  By Sarah Yang

NetFridge and Energy Globe Win Top Prizes at Third Annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon

/ October 27, 2015

By John Romankiewicz This past weekend, nearly 50 participants from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, and the Bay Area gathered for the third annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon. The event was a huge success, and 10 teams made pitches at the end of the 24-hour event in front of a panel of judges, including Anna Schneider of WattTime, Elena Lucas of UtilityAPI, and Kate Knox of Advanced Microgrid Solutions.

New DOE Office of Science Support for CAMERA to Develop Computational Mathematics for Experimental Facilities Research

/ September 22, 2015

Contact: Linda Vu, +1 510 495 2402, Experimental science is evolving. With the advent of new technology, scientific facilities are collecting data at increasing rates and higher resolution. However, making sense of this data is becoming a major bottleneck. New mathematics and algorithms are needed to extract useful information from these experiments.  

Fall 2015 Data Science Lecture Series Lineup

Ali Ferguson / August 26, 2015

We have a great lineup of speakers from industry and academia for our Data Science Lecture Series. The lectures are held Fridays, 1:00–2:30 p.m. in 190 Doe Library (one-hour lectures followed by 30 minutes for Q&A). Please keep an eye on our Events page to learn more about each of these lectures as detailed information becomes available.

Welcoming BIDS 2015 Data Science Fellows

Kevin Koy / July 24, 2015

We are thrilled to introduce our 2015 cohort of data science fellows! With diverse research backgrounds and experiences, the new Fellows will complement BIDS founding group in driving data science innovations and enhancing collaborations across UC Berkeley and beyond. Please join us in welcoming them:

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

/ 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