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! 


  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    For directions to the DARC building, go here.

    Lunch for everyone!  Just email Warren Sack ( to let him know you are coming, and he will send you the secret code to tell the folks in the Zameen restaurant truck to receive a free lunch.

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Award-winnning game designer and producer Robin Hunicke will present a talk titled “Expanding Games” on Tuesday, May 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m., at the UCSC Digital Arts Research Center.

    Named one of Forbes’s “Top 12 Women in Gaming to Watch” in 2013, Hunicke is the co-founder and CEO of San Francisco’s independent game studio, Funomena.