Blog: Data Science Insights

Cervical cancer, taboos and cure: why do we need to streamline cancer detection?

Daniela Ushizima / September 12, 2018

From Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician who wrote the first computer program, to Henrietta Lacks, the African American woman who revolutionized medical research with her tumoral cells, dying from cervical cancer has been the price to pay for being a woman.

Mapping the human brain to combat Alzheimer's

Maryana Alegro / July 16, 2018

BIDS/ICHS Data Science Fellow and Computer Scientist Maryana Alegro uses computer vision, machine learning and medical imaging to generate and analyze large-scale protein maps of the human brain.  Her maps are used to develop and validate imaging biomakers for the early diagnosis and treatment of brain disease.

Harnessing genomics and machine learning to understand evolution

Ciera Martinez / July 16, 2018

BIDS Data Science Fellow and Molecular Biologist Ciera Martinez studies the molecular mechanisms that guide plant and animal development. Her work furthers our understanding of genome evolution and the genetic basis of human disease. How do organisms get their shape?

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.

Driving the imaging revolution in biology

Johannes Schoeneberg / 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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