Kellie Ottoboni

Restoring voter confidence with data science

Kellie Ottoboni / July 16, 2018

BIDS Data Science Fellow Kellie Ottoboni develops efficient statistical methods that help reveal errors or fraud through post-election audits, providing voters with confidence that their vote was counted correctly.

Johannes Schöneberg

Driving the imaging revolution in biology

Johannes Schöneberg / July 16, 2018

BIDS Data Science Fellow Joh Schöneberg uses advanced lattice light-sheet microscopy (LLSM) to image cells and tissues in 4D, and develops novel image analytics tools - such as the pyLattice library - to make new biological discoveries possible. 

Andreas Zoglauer

Building bridges between astrophysics and nuclear medicine

Andreas Zoglauer / July 13, 2018

BIDS-LLNL Data Science Fellow and Astrophysicist Andreas Zoglauer launches telescopes into the upper stratosphere to observe supernovae, pulsars and black holes. His MEGAlib software toolkit is used to design gamma-ray detectors for astrophysics, environmental monitoring, and cancer treatment.

Bin Yu

Bin Yu Receives Prestigious Elizabeth L. Scott Award

Marsha Fenner / July 12, 2018

BIDS Senior Fellow and Statistics Professor Bin Yu has been chosen by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS)  as the recipient of this year's prestigious Elizabeth L. Scott Award for her scientific contributions to statistical and machine learning methodology; her dedication and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the statistics field; and for her mentorship of women students.

Daniela Ushizima

Berkeley Lab recognizes Daniela Ushizima in 2018 "Women @ The Lab" Awards

/ July 10, 2018

BIDS Senior Fellow Dani Ushizima was recently recognized with Berkeley Lab's 2018 Women @ The Lab Award, which recognizes women working at LBL who demonstrate dedication, talent, STEM contributions, and commitment to the Lab’s mission. An awards ceremony was held on July 9, sponsored by the Women Scientists and Engineers Council and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office. 

Kellie Ottoboni

Kellie Ottoboni awarded University of California's Dissertation-Year Fellowship

Marsha Fenner / June 19, 2018

BIDS Data Science Fellow Kellie Ottoboni has been awarded the University of California Dissertation-Year Fellowship for 2018–2019. The award is open to doctoral students who have demonstrated strong potential for university teaching and research, leadership and academic service; with backgrounds, life experiences, and/or research interests that contribute to diversity.

biodversity symbol - Berkeley Nat History Museums

Meeting the Modern Naturalists at the Digital Data in Biodiversity Conference

Ciera Martinez / June 18, 2018

On June 3-6, 2018, I attended the Second Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference, which brought together a complex culture of individuals who share a common mission of providing natural history data to the world. The attendees ranged from collection managers, curators, IT specialists, academic researchers, to funders. These 'modern naturalists' are obsessed with data and arming themselves to use this data to fight for our planet.

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The BIDS MEG/EEG/iEEG Data Format Survey

Chris Holdgraf / June 7, 2018

Note: all analyses and data used in this post can be found at this github repository. You can also run the code interactively at this Binder link.