Cross Domain Initiatives (XDs)
BIDS’ XDs are cross-disciplinary research communities working together to identify common principles, algorithms and tools to advance research and break down the boundaries between domains, and to foster exchange and new collaborations among like-minded researchers.
GraphXD connects scientists, researchers, and theorists interested in graphs from a variety of fields. Inspired by TextXD and ImageXD, GraphXD is organized by Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) fellows and is open to the campus community.
Incredible advances are being made in image processing techniques, tools, and sampling modalities which, together with an increased accessibility to modern imaging equipment, has made image data ubiquitous across many fields, with scales ranging from microscopy to radio astronomy. ImageXD... more
TextXD brings together researchers from across a wide range of disciplines, who work with text as a primary source of data, whether they identify as computer, social, data, or information scientists, including linguists. We work to identify common principles, algorithms and tools to advance text-... more
BIDS fellowship programs for postdoctoral and graduate student researchers cross boundaries in fields ranging from astrophysics, biostatistics, and hydrology, to financial modeling, machine learning, social welfare, and the health sciences.
The BIDS Data Science Fellowship Program is a 2-year research training program for postdocs and late-stage graduate students dedicated to advancing data science and undertaking innovative, cross-disciplinary, data-intensive research. Our current group of Fellows is listed here. 2019 Call for... more
The Innovate For Health program was initiated in June 2019 as a collaboration between BIDS at UC Berkeley, the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute (BCHSI) at UCSF, and Janssen Research & Development, LLC (part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson),... more
BIDS internships augment the Berkeley undergraduate research experience by providing engaging opportunities for undergraduate students representing a wide variety of academic disciplines.
The BIDS Undergraduate Internship Program provides a variety of engaging data science research opportunities through UC Berkeley's Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). BIDS Data Science Fellows, Senior Fellows, and Staff mentors enlist undergraduate students to help design and... more
BIDS Forums are interdisciplinary discussion groups addressing timely topics and information, offered in an informal setting, and open to our wider community, including all interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities.
The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. The group... more
The Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum was launched in spring 2018 and currently meets biweekly to discuss current applications across a wide variety of research domains and software methodologies. Hosted by UC Berkeley Physics Professor and BIDS Senior Fellow Uros Seljak, these... more