Recent Blog Posts


  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:00pm

    Computation has fundamentally changed the way we study nature. Recent
    breakthroughs in data collection technology, such as GPS and other mobile
    sensors, high definition cameras, satellite images, genotyping, and
    crowdsourcing, are giving biologists access to data about wild populations,
    from genetic to social interactions that are orders of magnitude richer
    than any previously collected. Ecology, being the science of connections
    among living organisms and their environment, among different biological

  • Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:00am

    The past few years have seen increasing demand for machine learning/data mining/data science powers. Every internet startup, search engine, social network, trading company, and hedge fund is looking for a data scientist. That's wonderful for us "data scientists" but wouldn't the world be so much better if we could also apply our powers for good?

  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

    UCSC's 1st Hackathon, $10,000 in prizes!