BIDS training programs reflect our commitment to augment degree programs and provide valuable, accessible resources that expand collaboration opportunities for the campus community.

Seminars / Webinars

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BIDS-UpGlo Data Science Webinars

BIDS and Upwardly Global (UpGlo) partnered in fall 2020 to launch this series of webinars to support job seekers in the field of data science, and the series is created especially for US immigrants and refugees who have college degrees from their home countries (but are as yet unemployed or working... 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.
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'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

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
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Best Practices in Data Science

The BIDS Best Practices in Data Science focuses on increasing diversity and inclusivity in Berkeley’s active data science community. This discussion series, which launched in Spring 2019, meets to synthesize participants' experiences working in the field of data science, discern how data science... more
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Computational Social Science Forum

The Berkeley Computational Social Science Forum was launched in Fall 2020, as part of the Computational Social Science Training Program, to provide an informal setting for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and scholarship at the intersection of social science and data science. Our goal is to... more
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Data Science By Design (DSxD): Best Practices of Visual Storytelling

Data Science By Design (DSxD) is a community of practice to curate ideas about data narratives, innovative communication approaches and aesthetic visual design principles. This project aims to conscientiously develop the future of data science with diversity, inclusion, and open education as... more
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Machine Learning and Science Forum

The BIDS Machine Learning and Science Forum (formerly the Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum) was launched in Spring 2018 and currently meets biweekly (during the spring and fall semesters) to discuss current applications across a wide variety of research domains in the physical... more

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.
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GraphXD - Graphs Analysis Across Domains

BIDS GraphXD is a cross-domain initiative that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and training for researchers, scientists, and theorists interested in using graphs and network analysis for applications in a variety of fields across STEAM including (but not limited to) anthropology, art,... more
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ImageXD - Image Analysis Across Domains

BIDS ImageXD (Images Across Domains) convenes researchers, scientists, and theorists (of all learning levels) who work with images as a primary source of data, to learn about the latest developments in a wide range of research domains and to promote interdisciplinary... more
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TextXD - Text Analysis Across Domains

BIDS TextXD 2022: Text Analysis Across Domains Dates: December 5-7, 2022 Location: Berkeley, CA Registration: Tickets go on sale July 11, 2022. Call for Proposals: Abstract Submission Form. Submit to propose a 15-min presentation, a 3-5min lightning talk, or a poster by September 16... more

Fellowship Programs

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.
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Berkeley Computational Social Science Training Program

The UC Berkeley Computational Social Science Training Program (CSSTP) trains predoctoral students representing a variety of degree programs and expertise areas in the social sciences, including demography, public health, public policy, social epidemiology, social welfare, and sociology.... more
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BIDS Data Science Fellowship Program

The BIDS Data Science Fellowship Program is a 2-year research training program open to postdocs (and in some cases, late-stage graduate students) at UC Berkeley, LBNL or UCSF, who are dedicated to advancing data science and undertaking innovative, cross-disciplinary data-intensive research.... more
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Innovate For Health

The Innovate For Health initiative was launched 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

Internship Programs

BIDS internships augment the Berkeley undergraduate research experience by providing engaging opportunities for undergraduate students representing a wide variety of academic disciplines.
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BIDS Undergraduate Internship Program

BIDS Undergraduate Internships provide a variety of engaging data science research opportunities through UC Berkeley's Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). BIDS Data Science Fellows, Faculty and Research Affiliates, and Staff mentors enlist undergraduate students to... more