By Robin Brooks

A group of people stand formally in front of a building

Researchers at the ImageXD event

The University of California, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) recently hosted the inaugural ImageXD event, a topical group focused on image processing.

ImageXD offered a unique opportunity for researchers who use images as a primary source of data to gather together to collaborate, problem-solve, network and learn new skills.

A breakout session at the 2015 Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment Summit led to the formation of this gathering, which was held June 7 – 9, 2016.

Fifty researchers from 14 institutions with expertise in computer vision, microscopy, materials imaging, photography, earth science, neuroscience, astronomy, software development, and more, participated.

For in-depth coverage, see the blog post co-authored by Ariel Rokem, eScience Institute data fellow and co-organizer of the event.