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BAY-SICSS: Bridging Computational Social Scientists and Practitioners for Social Good

/ September 15, 2020

BIDS welcomes this guest blog post from Jaren Haber, Jae Yeon Kim, and Nick Camp, the organizers of BAY-SICSS 2020: _________

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​Charter school identities and stratification: a new computational analysis

/ September 10, 2020

Research recently published online by Cal alum Jaren Haber in the journal Sociology of Education applies novel computational methods to investigate charter school identities and their social consequences. The research is based on Haber's dissertation in sociology, which was chaired by BIDS Faculty Affiliate and TextXD faculty lead Heather Haveman.

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New study sheds light on the ineffectiveness of addressing social inequities through police interventions

Ángel Mendiola Ross / August 20, 2020

Last fall, I was commissioned by the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley to study the drivers of inequality in the Inland Empire (IE) of Southern California. My analysis focused on changes in poverty and housing tenure since 2000, and the growing share of expenditures that IE cities dedicated to policing in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008-2009, while largely failing to tackle rising poverty and housing insecurity.

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It's time for statistics departments to start supporting their applied students

Rebecca Barter / July 30, 2020

This article is cross-posted from It's time for statistics departments to start supporting their applied students July 30, 2020  |   RebeccaBarter.com ___________________________

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Antarctic journey inspires conservation, collaboration and climate advocacy

Marsha Fenner / July 1, 2020

BIDS Data Science Fellow Váleri Vásquez was among a delegation of women who traveled to the Antarctica Peninsula last winter as part of a global leadership initiative that promotes the influence and impact of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

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In the pandemic, cities are scrambling to expand cycling infrastructure: Big Data can help

/ June 4, 2020

This article is cross-posted from  In the pandemic, cities are scrambling to expand cycling infrastructure: Big Data can help  June 4, 2020  |  Maria Cataline Ochoa and Gregor Engelmann  |  World Bank Blogs _________

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Introducing Pycro-Manager

Henry Pinkard / May 14, 2020

This article cross-posted from Introducing Pycro-Manager May 14, 2020  |   Henry Pinkard   |   Image.sc Forum ___________________________

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You don't snooze, you bruise

Sara Stoudt / May 10, 2020

This article cross-posted from  You don't snooze, you bruise May 10, 2020  |  Sara Stoudt  |  Berkeley Science Review ___________________________   Lack of sleep can reduce pain tolerance and lead to higher temperature sensitivity.

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Bayesians v. Frequentists: A Tale as Old as Time

Sara Stoudt / April 27, 2020

This article cross-posted from  Bayesians v. Frequentists: A Tale as Old as Time  April 27, 2020   |   Sara Stoudt   |  Ecology for the Masses ___________________________

Model Mis-specification: All The Ways Things Can Go Wrong…

Sara Stoudt / March 19, 2020

This article cross-posted with Model Mis-specification: All The Ways Things Can Go Wrong… March 19, 2020  |  Sara Stoudt  |  Ecology for the Masses ___________________________

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