Blog: Data Science Insights

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Outreachy mentoring via NumPy

Matti Picus / October 28, 2019

The Outreachy program provides internships to encourage diversity in the Free and Open Source Software communities. Over the summer of 2019, Sebastian Berg and Matti Picus mentored an intern, Kriti Singh, who contributed to low-level NumPy documentation.

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BIDS and Nofima partner to support postdoctoral research in diffusion MRI for sustainable seafood

Stéfan van der Walt / June 24, 2019

Nearly half of all edible seafood is wasted due to real or perceived quality problems. At the same time seafood characterization, which could greatly improve the situation, remains highly qualitative. Nofima, the Norwegian institute of food, fisheries and aquaculture research, in collaboration with BIDS and Lund University, is setting out to change this.

2019 ImageXD Conference to feature revolutionary advances in image processing technology

Daniela Ushizima / June 11, 2019

I recently spoke at Berkeley Lab to a group of visitors that included the Senior Policy Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Kenneth DeGraff. The purpose of the talk was to highlight the work being done with two of the five unique national user facilities here at Berkeley Lab: the Advanced Light Source (ALS) and the Molecular Foundry.

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Unlocking the secrets of stem cell renewal

Diya Das / May 22, 2019

Molecular Biologist Diya Das deciphers cellular signaling and activation patterns to understand how stem cells regenerate healthy tissue after injury.

Introducing TraefikProxy — a scalable and highly available proxy for JupyterHub

/ March 6, 2019

Georgiana Dolocan  |  Jupyter Blog In the JupyterHub context, the proxy is the unit in charge of directing the user requests to their notebook servers. The proxy manages a list of [user : notebook] mappings (the proxy routing table) in order to decide which request is sent where. The routing table must be continuously updated as users start and stop their servers without disrupting the requests being processed. The following drawing illustrates the proxy functionality in a JupyterHub deployment.

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Shining a spotlight on medical imaging applications at PMWC 2019

Daniela Ushizima / February 12, 2019

As a computer vision expert and long-term UCSF collaborator, I was invited to be a speaker on the Precision Imaging for Prediction panel, one of the opening acts at last week’s Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) 2019, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley on January 20-23.

Best Practices for Fostering Diversity & Inclusion in Data Science

R. Stuart Geiger / January 29, 2019

A blog post by Stuart Geiger and Orianna DeMasi, based on a conversation with Andreas Zoglauer, Diya Das, Fernando Hoces de la Guardia, Kellie Ottoboni, Marsha Fenner, Nelle Varoquaux, Rebecca Barter, Richard Barnes, Sara Stoudt, Stacey Dorton, and Stéfan van der Walt (names in alphabetical order), with additional contributions and links from Aaron Culich. Introduction

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December 2018 NumPy Developer Weekend

Matti Picus / January 10, 2019

On Friday November 30 and Saturday December 1st, we held a NumPy developer meeting at BIDS. In attendance was the BIDS NumPy team (Stéfan van der Walt, Tyler Reddy, and Matti Picus), core developers Charles Harris, Eric Wieser, and Stefan Hoyer, as well as dask founder Matthew Rocklin. Here follows an outline of the discussion, which is also documented in the meeting notes.