Farewell and Thanks to BIDS

Kevin Koy / October 13, 2017

As today marks my last day in the role of Executive Director for the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), I’d like to take the opportunity to reflect on BIDS’ journey so far and to offer my thanks to the countless people who have worked so hard, and who continue to advance a data science approach to research. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with such an incredible community, and to help establish BIDS as an active, thriving - and growing! - research organization here on the UC Berkeley campus. 

BIDS Announces GraphXD (Graphs across Domains)

Jarrod Millman / September 25, 2017

Graphs (or networks) are composed of vertices connected by edges. Pictorially, a graph might be represented like this: Graph with 5 vertices and 6 edges

As biotic communities form, pollinators swap one plant for another

Lauren Ponisio / September 21, 2017

This press release from the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources features BIDS Alumni Lauren Ponisio, whose recent article in Ecology Letters describes her research toward a clearer understanding of how networks of plants and pollinators form over time to create biotic communities. The results of their research could help scientists and conservationists rebuild communities when a species goes locally extinct.

Threshing Text and Understanding Police and Protests

Marsha Fenner / September 14, 2017

BIDS' Nick Adams is featured in this interview with Andrea Jones-Rooy in NYU's Data Science Demystified podcast, in which they discuss Nick's TextThresher collaboration software, which uses text-classifying and analysis algorithms to identify important social and political concepts, including the relationship between police and protests. 

BIDS is hiring a new Executive Director

/ September 11, 2017

We welcome applications to join BIDS as our next Executive Director, where you will contribute to a strong and cohesive community of researchers around data science at Berkeley and beyond.