Directory

Fernando Pérez

BIDS Faculty Director
Statistics, UC Berkeley; Data Science and Technology Division, LBNL
Associate Professor, Statistics, UC Berkeley Co-director, Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center for Data Science & Environment, UC Berkeley Faculty Scientist, Data Science and Technology Division, LBNL

Fernando Pérez is an Associate Professor of Statistics at UC Berkeley, a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the current Faculty Director of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at UC Berkeley (BIDS). His research focuses on the intersection of...

Meryem Essaidi

BIDS-Accenture Data Science Research Scholar (Responsible AI)

As a BIDS-Accenture Data Science Research Scholar focusing on responsible AI, Meryem Essaidi will be working with UC Berkeley professors Rediet Abebe (EECS) and Tolani Britton (School of Education). She is currently completing a PhD in Computer Science at Princeton University, and previously completed a dual MSE and BSE in computer science at UPenn. Her research is in the areas of algorithms, algorithmic game theory,...

Anubhav Jain

BIDS Research Affiliate
Energy Technologies Area, LBNL
Staff Scientist, Energy Storage & Distributed Resources, LBNL

Anubhav Jain leads a research group studying new materials design using a mix of theory, computing, and artificial intelligence. Jain develops, evaluates, and applies models for predicting materials properties to applications such as electrocatalysis, thermoelectrics, solar photovoltaics, energy storage, and more. He is involved in robotic synthesis of new materials at LBNL's "A-lab", is the Associate Director of LBNL's Materials Project initiative, and is...

John Chodacki

BIDS Research Affiliate
Director, University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL), UCOP

John Chodacki is Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at California Digital Library (CDL). As UC3 Director, John works across the UC campuses and the broader community to ensure that CDL’s digital curation services meet the emerging needs of the scholarly community – including digital preservation, persistent identifiers, data management, and data publishing. Prior to CDL, John oversaw product development activities at O’Reilly Media, VIZ Media, Zinio, Creative...

David Anthoff

BIDS Faculty Affiliate
Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
Assistant Professor, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley

David Anthoff is an environmental economist who studies climate change and environmental policy.

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Michael Jordan

BIDS Faculty Affiliate
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Statistics, UC Berkeley
Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley

Michael I. Jordan is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Masters in Mathematics from Arizona State University, and earned his PhD in Cognitive Science in 1985 from the University of California, San Diego. He was a professor at MIT from 1988 to 1998....

Zhanhao Hu

BIDS-Accenture Data Science Research Scholar (Robust AI)

Zhanhao Hu is a Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) Research Scholar, under the supervision of Professor David Wagner at UC Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Technology, as well as his B.S. In Mathematics and Physics, from Tsinghua University. His research interest primarily includes adversarial examples and privacy within the domains of computer vision and large language models.

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Saul Perlmutter

BIDS Founder and Former BIDS Faculty Director
Physics, UC Berkeley and LBNL. 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Professor, Physics, UC Berkeley Director, Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Faculty Steering Committee Member; Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public; UC Berkeley 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Saul Perlmutter is a 2011 Nobel Laureate, sharing the prize in Physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe. He is a BIDS founder and was the BIDS Faculty Director until 2023, a professor of physics at UC Berkeley (where he holds the Franklin W. and Karen Weber Dabby Chair), and a senior...

Ysabella Carrera

Events and Communications Assistant

Ysabella is the Events and Communications Assistant for BIDS. She is an undergraduate Junior at UC Berkeley studying Cognitive Science. She is planning to bring a gamer's passion for creativity and precision to every event, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience for all.

Tim Tangherlini

BIDS Associate Faculty Director
Department of Scandinavian, UC Berkeley

Tim Tangherlini is interested in the circulation of stories on and across social networks, and the ways in which stories are used by individuals in their ongoing negotiation of ideology with the groups to which they belong. In general, his work focuses on computational approaches to problems in the study of folklore, literature and culture.

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