Nick Adams

BIDS Alumni
Former BIDS Research Fellow (Social Science)

Former BIDS Research Fellow Nick Adams, PhD, is now Founder & Chief Scientist of Goodly Labs, an organization that provides collaborative online resources and opportunities that enable citizen scientists to engage with publicly available data. He is a sociologist, data scientist, and creator building tools and experiences that help people find common ground and build a better society. In a career motivated by his aspiration to improve the world, Adams has led electoral campaigns, directed the national security division of a...

Deb Agarwal

BIDS Alumni
Scientific Data Division, LBNL
Senior Scientist and Scientific Data (SciData) Division Director, LBNL

Dr. Agarwal's research focuses on scientific tools which enable sharing of scientific experiments, advanced networking infrastructure to support sharing of scientific data, data analysis support infrastructure for eco-science, and cybersecurity infrastructure to secure collaborative environments.


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Ross Barnowski

BIDS Scientific Software Developer (NumPy)

Ross Barnowski is a postdoctoral scholar working towards the development of open, interactive tools for learning and teaching NumPy. Ross has been involved in open source software for reproducible, collaborative science since 2015, primarily in his role as an educator. He holds a PhD in nuclear engineering from UC Berkeley and previously served as an assistant research scientist and lecturer in the department of nuclear engineering, teaching the graduate-level lab in nuclear instrumentation. His post-graduate research focused...

Akram Bayat

I4H Data Science Health Innovation Fellow

Akram Bayat is a data scientist with expertise at the intersection of AI and healthcare. She was a postdoc associate at MIT Media Lab where her research focused on creating novel intersections between engineering, medical imaging, machine learning, and medicine to develop innovative high-impact patient-centered research. Bayat received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Boston. During her Ph.D. research, she worked on developing machine learning algorithms for solving real-world problems and conducted experimental studies for modeling of human physical and...

Sebastian Berg

BIDS Alum – Scientific Software Developer (NumPy)

Sebastian Berg was a postdoctoral scholar at BIDS working to advance NumPy. He started working on the NumPy project in 2012, and he has been a member of the NumPy steering council since 2015, when the governance of the project was formalized. He received his PhD in physics from the University of Göttingen studying the dynamics during cardiac arrhythmia. During his PhD work he focused on the experimental characterization of the spatio-temporal dynamics and its control during ventricular fibrillation in the rabbit heart.

Alex de Siqueira

BIDS Alum – Assistant Project Scientist and Data Science Outreach Lead

Alex de Siqueira was a postdoctoral researcher at BIDS, working on open source algorithms for processing computed tomography (CT) 3D images. He received his MS and PhD from the State University of São Paulo, Brazil, applying image processing tools to tackle challenges in materials science and geochronology. A core developer of scikit-image, he is an open source and free software enthusiast since his first contact with Linux, in 2000, contributing to several...

Reza Eghbali

I4H Data Science Health Innovation Fellow

Reza Eghbali received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington, Seattle. He has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran. Before joining Innovate For Health, Reza was a member of the machine learning and security team at Cisco Tetration Analytics, where he developed and implemented online learning algorithms for detecting network security threats in real-time. Reza was a Simons Institute Research Fellow at UC Berkeley in the 2017-18 academic year. He visited the institute for the...

Marsha Fenner

BIDS Alum – Communications/Program Manager

Marsha Fenner is the Communications/Program Manager for the Berkeley Institute for Data Science. In this role, she works to connect researchers, facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, and implement training and education programs that engage, enhance, and expand BIDS' and Berkeley’s vibrant and diverse data science community by strengthening partnerships and integrating research efforts among a wide array of disciplines and departments across campus and beyond. Fenner has managed communications, training/education/outreach programs, and administrative operations for scientific...

Elena Glassman

BIDS Alumni
Former BIDS Data Science Fellow (EECS)

Former BIDS Data Science Fellow Elena Glassman is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the Stanley A. Marks & William H. Marks Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. At UC Berkeley, Glassman was an EECS postdoctoral researcher at the Berkeley Institute of Design, advised by Bjoern Hartmann. She earned her EECS PhD at MIT CSAIL in August 2016, where she created scalable systems that analyze, visualize, and provide insight into the code of thousands of programming students. Prior...

Jessie Harney

Berkeley Computational Social Science Fellow
Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Jessie Harney is a PhD candidate and Graduate Student Researcher at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Her research interests are in criminal justice system reform with a specific focus on mental health and improving outcomes for those whose lives are impacted by the carceral system. She holds degrees in Psychology (BS) from Truman State University, Biostatistics (MS) from Washington University in St. Louis, and Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy.