There is often an urgent need for humanitarian assistance in low-income countries. But how can it be targeted efficiently and quickly?
In this recent VoxEU Economics podcast interview, BIDS Faculty Affiliate Joshua Blumenstock tells Tim Phillips how, in Togo, a combination of machine learning and mobile phone data dramatically increased the effectiveness of Covid assistance.
In the latest episode of Berkeley Lab's new podcast series A Day In The Half Life, BIDS Faculty Director Saul Perlmutter, a professor in UC Berkeley's department of Physics and a 2011 Nobel Laureate — and the co-discoverer of dark energy — talks with LBL Science Writer Aliyah Kovner and Claire Poppett, the Lead Fiber Scientist for Berkeley Lab's Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and an Assistant Research Physicist in UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory.
Today on All Things Considered, an installment of NPR's Special Series on Getting To Zero Carbon: The Climate Challenge features Tufts University assistant professor and former BIDS Data Science Fellow Deborah Sunter discussing her research — with Sergio Castellanos and BIDS Senior Fellow Dan Kammen — regarding racial and ethnic disparities in rooftop solar adoption.
BIDS' Nick Adams is featured in this interview with Andrea Jones-Rooy in NYU's Data Science Demystifiedpodcast, in which they discuss Nick's TextThresher collaboration software, which uses text-classifying and analysis algorithms to identify important social and political concepts, including the relationship between police and protests.