Rebecca Barter

BIDS Alum – BIDS Data Science Fellow

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Rebecca Barter

Rebecca was a BIDS Data Science Fellow in the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley, jointly advised by Professors Bin Yu and Jasjeet Sekhon. She spent her undergraduate years at The University of Sydney in Australia, from which she graduated in 2013 with a bachelor of science (advanced) and received the University Medal in Statistics. She worked problems in applied statistics related to data visualization (e.g. her R package, superheat, for developing beautiful and customizable heatmaps) and applications in health, such as in the utilization and exploration of observational electronic medical records.  Rebecca is currently co-authoring a book, The Elements of Data Science: A Perspective from Applied Statistics and Machine Learning, with her advisor, Bin Yu.  She was also interested in the process of communicating and learning best practices in data science via discussion, teaching, and writing.


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