Research Affiliates

Wes Bethel

BIDS Research Affiliate
Scientific Data Division, LBNL
Senior Scientist, Scientific Data Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

E. Wes Bethel conducts basic and applied research and development on techniques and tools for enabling scientific knowledge discovery in some of the world's largest collections of scientific data generated by computational models, simulations, and experiments.



Kristofer Bouchard

BIDS Research Affiliate
Computational Biosciences, Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL; Neuroscience, UC Berkeley
Staff Scientist & Acting Group Lead, Computational Biosciences, LBNL PI, Neural Systems and Data Science Lab, Biological Systems & Engineering Division, LBNL Assistant Adjunct Professor, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute & Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

Kristofer Bouchard is the PI of the Neural Systems and Data Science Lab at LBNL/UCB, an interdisciplinary team that focuses on understanding how distributed neural circuits gives rise to coordinated behaviors and perception. They take a two-...

Andrew Bray

BIDS Research Affiliate
Statistics, UC Berkeley
Assistant Teaching Professor, Statistics, UC Berkeley

Andrew Bray develops and teaches courses in statistics and data science. His research interests include statistical computing, data privacy, and applications of statistical models to environmental science.


Website, GitHub, ORCID

Eoin Brodie

BIDS Research Affiliate
Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division, LBNL
Deputy Director, Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division, LBNL

Eoin Brodie is a microbiologist and biogeochemist who works from molecular to ecosystem scales. He uses technologies to reverse-engineer complex microbiomes in natural and managed ecosystems.


Website, Twitter, Google Scholar,...

Igor Chirikov

BIDS Research Affiliate
Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Senior Researcher and Director, Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium and the Center for Studies in Higher Education, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Igor Chirikov's current research involves student experience and learning outcomes, the use of technology in universities and international comparative higher education. He has experience in designing and implementing large-scale international research projects in higher education, including randomized controlled trials.



Neil Davies

BIDS Research Affiliate
Gump South Pacific Research Station, UC Berkeley
Executive Director, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station

Neil Davies' research at BIDS focuses on sustainability science and how biodiversity genomics can contribute to a computational model of place - including the ‘datafication’ of whole social-ecological systems from genomes to society. To that end, he is lead PI of the Moorea Biocode Project, chair of the Genomic Observatories Network, and co-founder of the...

Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh

BIDS Research Affiliate
DOE Joint Genome Institute, Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division, LBNL
Metagenome Program Head, DOE Joint Genome Institute Staff Scientist, Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division, LBNL

Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh is a Staff Scientist at the DOE Joint Genome Institute and heads the Metagenome Program. Her research focuses on leveraging genome-resolved metagenomic approaches to identify and characterize genomic information from uncultivated microbes and viruses.



Sharmila Majumdar

BIDS Research Affiliate
Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Orthopedic Surgery, Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF Margaret Hart Surbeck Distinguished Professor in Advanced Imaging, UCSF Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UCSF Professor, Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF Sharmila Majumdar's research work on imaging, particularly technology development and translational work in magnetic resonance (MR), µcomputed tomography, simultaneous positron emission tomography/MR, development of image processing, computer vision and machine and deep learning has been focused in the areas of...

Ciera C. Martinez

Data Science for the Environment Lead

Ciera Martinez focuses on data intensive research projects that aim to understand how life on this planet evolves in reaction to the environment and climate – especially projects involving large and complex datasets. A long-time open science advocate, Ciera has been involved with and continues to be interested in working on training for open data, education, publishing, and software, including developing community standards for data management practices.



Chris Mungall

BIDS Research Affiliate
Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology, LBNL
Staff Scientist and Head of the Biosystems Data Science Department, Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Chris Mungall research focuses on combining knowledge-based methods and AI to investigate molecular mechanisms underpinning the health of humans and the health of the planet. He is a PI on the Gene Ontology (GO) project, and the Monarch Initiative, and metadata lead for the...