Tag Archive: UC Berkeley

Computing and Data Sciences Improve What We Know About Wildfires and How to Fight Them

A firefighter walking towards a wildfire

By Rachel Leven. Our understanding, planning, and response to wildfires benefit from connections with data and computing sciences, UC Berkeley researchers say.

Recent developments in machine learning and simulations can help first responders detect fires earlier, predict fires’ paths and…
Read more about Computing and Data Sciences Improve What We Know About Wildfires and How to Fight Them

To Help Diversify STEM Faculty, Berkeley-led Model Goes National

Two people looking at a whiteboard, talking

By Gretchen Kell. If underrepresented groups make up 30% of the increasingly diverse U.S. population, why do they represent less than 5% of the faculty nationwide, less than 6% of postdoctoral scholars and only about 10% of Ph.D. students in…
Read more about To Help Diversify STEM Faculty, Berkeley-led Model Goes National

A Building Density Dashboard: How UCB Does COVID-19 Space Planning

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

By Rita Rosenthal. UC Berkeley teamed up with Google to launch a building density dashboard that assists space planners with developing and monitoring space usage during the pandemic. Prior to the dashboard, the task of tracking density and space usage…
Read more about A Building Density Dashboard: How UCB Does COVID-19 Space Planning

Save the Date: May 5 Campus Usability Workshop

UC Berkeley, User Centered Design

Don’t miss the Campus Usability Workshop, hosted by UC Berkeley’s User-Centered Design group, on May 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

This event features a usability assessment of Berkeley campus projects and a presentation about design systems from guest developers…
Read more about Save the Date: May 5 Campus Usability Workshop

Neuroscientists Tap Gamers to Learn How People Problem-Solve

The game app Hexxed

By Robert Sanders. Fans of Candy Crush Saga, Flow Free or Minesweeper should check out a challenging new mobile game app, hexxed, that will stretch your brain as it helps brain researchers understand human strategic thinking and perhaps improve the reasoning…
Read more about Neuroscientists Tap Gamers to Learn How People Problem-Solve

Holistic Research Support at UC Berkeley: a Library and Research IT collaboration

Research IT consultants at UC Berkeley

Anna Sackmann co-authored this post with Amy Neeser. Libraries have historically served as a hub for access to technology by providing publicly available computers with access to the Internet and workshops on technology topics. Academic libraries Research IT commonly house their…
Read more about Holistic Research Support at UC Berkeley: a Library and Research IT collaboration

Don’t Miss the Women in Data Science Conference: March 8 – 12

Student volunteers and attendees at WiDS Berkeley Conference 2020.

By Emily Lopez and Amy Neeser. This year, faced with the challenge of social distancing, Women in Data Science (WiDS) has reimagined its traditional conference and announced an inaugural 24-hour global event on March 8, International Women’s Day. This worldwide event will feature women researchers from around the world who will present…
Read more about Don’t Miss the Women in Data Science Conference: March 8 – 12