Blog: Data Science Insights

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.

BIDS hosts the inaugural GraphXD workshop

Jarrod Millman / April 13, 2018

During spring break (March 27–29, 2018), BIDS hosted the first annual Graphs Across Domains (GraphXD) workshop. Lauren Ponisio

Automatic MCMC hyperparameter sensitivity measurements in Stan -- A worked example

Ryan Giordano / January 31, 2018

We will now follow up our previous post on automatic MCMC hyperparameter sensitivity with a detailed use case taken from the Stan examples. All the code to produce the results below, as well as more examples, can be found in the examples folder on the rgiordan/StanSensitivity git repo. This simple, real-life example has a number of interesting features:

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