Call for Applications: BIDS Data Science Fellows Program—Spring 2015

Ali Ferguson / February 18, 2015

We are excited to invite applications for our next cohort in the BIDS Data Science Fellow Program.  Successful applicants will join our current cohort of fellows in helping make data analysis easier in the research sciences. BIDS data science fellows are postdoctoral scholars, graduate student researchers, or staff with excellent credentials in their fields as well as strong interests in advancing data-analysis approaches with a community of like-minded individuals from across campus. 

Recent Reddit Ask Me Anything: Moore Data-Driven Discovery Investigators

Kevin Koy / February 12, 2015

It’s not every day you get direct access to some of the top data scientists in the nation and the chance to ask them literally any question you choose. The Moore Foundation's Data-Driven Discovery (DDD) Investigators recently took part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) forum on Reddit, and although the time is up for new questions, the entire proceedings can be viewed here:

Warmer, Drier Climate Altering Forests Statewide

/ January 20, 2015

By Robert Sanders  Historical California vegetation data that more than once dodged the dumpster have now proved their true value, documenting that a changing forest structure seen in the Sierra Nevada has actually happened statewide over the past 90 years.

Tropical Paradise Inspires Virtual Ecology Lab

/ January 16, 2015

BIDS Senior Fellow Neil Davies is featured in this Nature News article, which describes how Moorea could soon become the first ecosystem in the world to be replicated in digital form, including a multitude of biological details, from the genes of its plants and animals to the geography of its landscape. ___________________________

Getting Girls Involved in STEM through Robotics: Black Girls Code Event

Daniela Ushizima / December 19, 2014

Last week, in the midst of broadcasts about national protests for civil rights and racial democracy, educators from across the world shared stories about the worldwide action to enhance digital democracy through Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and Hour of Code.


Kevin Koy / December 4, 2014

$4.5 Million for Big-Data Projects in Ecology, Astronomy, Microscopy

/ October 2, 2014

By Robert Sanders With new computational tricks, Laura Waller hopes to turn simple microscopes into cutting-edge imaging machines. Joshua Bloom wants to train computers to be surrogate astronomers so they can discover new celestial phenomena within the streaming torrent of data from telescopes.

10-Second Alert: The View from the Berkeley Seismo Lab

/ August 25, 2014

By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley