Blog: Data Science Insights

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Predicting Neighborhood Change Using Big Data and Machine Learning: Potential and Pitfalls

Karen Chapple / February 26, 2020

BIDS welcomes this guest blog post from Karen Chapple, co-founder of Berkeley's Urban Displacement Project:

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What's the deal with p-values and their friend, the confidence interval?

Sara Stoudt / February 13, 2020

Much of ecological research involves making a decision. Does implementing a particular management strategy significantly increase the species diversity of a region? Is the amount of tree cover significantly associated with the number of deer? Do bigger individuals of a species tend to have longer life expectancies?

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Creating intelligent microscopes: deep learning for single-shot autofocus microscopy

Henry Pinkard / December 10, 2019

A novel computational imaging autofocusing system for microscopes has been created utilizing an off-the-shelf LED and a machine learning algorithm that incorporates optical physics knowledge in its design.

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rOpenSci Announces a New Award From The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to Improve the Scientific Package Ecosystem for R

Karthik Ram / November 20, 2019

This article is cross-posted fromrOpenSci Announces a New Award From The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to Improve the Scientific Package Ecosystem for R November 6, 2019   |   Karthik Ram   |   ROpenSci Blog

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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.

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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.