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BIDS - Annual Report - 2021

July 13, 2022

Download the 2021 Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS) Annual report here.

Data Science Discovery Program

The Data Science Discovery Program incubates and accelerates data science and AI projects with academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit, and industry partners across the world. The Data Science Discovery Program is a partnership between BIDS, DSUS, and D-Lab.

In 2015, the program was launched at Berkeley Institute for Data Science. It started...

Estimated Displacement Risk Model

In June 2022, BIDS’ Tim Thomas (Research Training Lead for Berkeley Computational Social Science Program) and his team at Berkeley’s Urban Displacement Project (UDP) released a first-of-its-kind machine learning model that predicts the risk of low-income renter displacement at the neighborhood level. With over a year of development, the...

Evictions Study

The Evictions Study is an affiliate of the Urban Displacement Project that combines theory and data science to understand demographic disparities and neighborhood drivers of eviction. This interdisciplinary team – a collaboration between researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington – examines court records and Sheriff warrants to identify race, ethnic, and sex disparities of evicted renters, with the goal to...

Computational Precision Health

The joint UC Berkeley-UCSF Program in Computational Precision Health (CPH) will bridge medicine, statistics, and computation to improve the quality, efficiency, and equity of medicine and population health. BIDS Faculty Affiliate Maya Petersen is a CPH Co-Director, and CPH Core and Affiliate Faculty include BIDS Faculty Affiliates ...

Computational imaging and microscopy

BIDS Faculty Affiliate Laura Waller offers this project through UC Berkeley's Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). Waller's Computational Imaging Lab at UC Berkeley is building new microscopes that use computation to do things that microscopes normally can't, like 3D imaging,...

California Ecosystem Dynamics

For this project, BIDS-Accenture Global Environmental Change Research Scholar R.J. Cody Markelz focuses on the intersection between invasive species, climate change, and wildfire in California ecosystems. Using his background in functional genomics and physiological ecology, Markelz applies these expertise areas to larger spatial scale models to better understand climate change and the impacts of fire on California ecosystems and biodiversity.

Working with...

BIDS is hiring: Data Architect, CLEAN Initiative

July 14, 2022

The Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS) is hiring: BIDS Data Architect (CLEAN Initiative) (Applications Programmer 4 (0652U), Job ID: 39273). The first review date for applications is July 27, 2022, and the posting will remain open until filled.

BIDS is participating in the design and development of open-source tools as...