Monthly Archives: April 2016


Sparse identification of nonlinear dynamics

Data Science Fellow Steven Brunton and colleagues recently published a paper in PNAS applying machine learning to dynamical systems and control in engineering. This work involves a novel approach to discovering governing equations from data.

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April 29th, 2016|Categories: News|

Monarch butterfly migration cues depend on the Sun

Eli Shlizerman, Data Science Fellow and Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, and his biologist colleagues published a model for a sun compass used by monarch butterflies for navigation during their annual migration. Modeling data from butterfly neurons in the attennae and eyes, they identified that input cues from the Sun alone can […]

April 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

The Data Science Incubator: a unique environment for geospatial data science education

Anthony Arendt, eScience Institute Data Science Fellow and Applied Physics Laboratory Senior Research Scientist, contributed an American Geophysical Union blog post about two Earth sciences projects that were part of the recently completed 2016 Winter Data Science Incubator. He notes that this program provides a novel approach to addressing the urgent challenge of offering education […]

April 13th, 2016|Categories: News|

Panama Papers Leak

USA Today quoted eScience Associate Director Bill Howe  in an April 5th article about the 11.5 million documents recently leaked from a Panamanian law firm pertaining to hidden offshore accounts and business transactions. Howe notes that cloud computing as well as openly available software for translation, indexing, and data mining now make quick work of […]

April 6th, 2016|Categories: News|

Community-level data science and its spheres of influence: beyond novelty squared

Brittany Fiore-Gartland and Anissa Tanweer

Data science has many characterizations, but in academia it is often talked about as pushing the limits of both methodological and domain science, what Josh Bloom, a Professor of Astronomy at U.C. Berkeley, has referred to as “novelty squared”. Bloom sees this as the “great challenge of modern interdisciplinary scientific collaboration”. […]

April 4th, 2016|Categories: News|