Data Science

Racism Narratives in Medical Literature

Systemic racism is a driving factor in unequal health outcomes, but it is rarely the subject of study in top medical journals (see a 2021 analysis by Krieger et al.). This project, a collaboration between the UC Berkeley D-Lab and the American Medical Association's Center for Health Equity, aims to measure progress in acknowledging, studying, & dismantling racism by creating tools to track racism-related narratives in influential medical research.

Python Web Scraping & APIs

June 29, 2022, 1:00pm
In this workshop, we cover how to extract data from the web using Python. We focus on two approaches to extracting data from the web: leveraging application programming interfaces (APIs) and web scraping.
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Python Text Analysis Fundamentals: Parts 1-2

June 14, 2022, 1:00pm
This two-part workshop series will prepare participants to move forward with research that uses text analysis, with a special focus on humanities and social science applications.
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Python Deep Learning: Parts 1-2

June 7, 2022, 1:00pm
This workshop presents a brief history of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) and an explanation of the intuition behind them; a step-by-step reconstruction of a very basic ANN, and then how to use the scikit-learn library to implement an ANN for solving a classification problem.
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Python Fundamentals: Parts 1-4

June 21, 2022, 1:00pm
This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.
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Python Introduction to Machine Learning: Parts 1-2

May 24, 2022, 1:00pm
This workshop introduces students to scikit-learn, the popular machine learning library in Python, as well as the auto-ML library built on top of scikit-learn, TPOT. The focus will be on scikit-learn syntax and available tools to apply machine learning algorithms to datasets. No theory instruction will be provided.
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Python Data Wrangling and Manipulation with Pandas

May 31, 2022, 1:00pm
Pandas is a Python package that provides fast, flexible, and expressive data structures designed to make working with 'relational' or 'labeled' data both easy and intuitive. It enables doing practical, real world data analysis in Python. In this workshop, we'll work with example data and go through the various steps you might need to prepare data for analysis.
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More D-Lab events and workshops coming soon!

August 15, 2022, 9:00am

D-Lab events and workshops (Python, R, and more!) will begin again the week of August 15th-19th, the week before Fall classes begin!

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What is MLOps? An Introduction to the World of Machine Learning Operations

May 10, 2022
More than ever, AI and machine learning (ML) are integral parts of our lives and are tightly coupled with the majority of the products we use on a daily basis. We use AI/ML in almost everything we can think of, from advertising to social media and just going about our daily lives! With the prevalent use of these tools and models, it is essential that, as IT systems and software became a disciplined practice in terms of development, maintainability, and reliability in the early 2000s, ML systems follow a similar trend. The field focused on developing such practices is currently loosely defined under many different titles (e.g., machine learning engineering, applied data science), but is most commonly known as MLOps, or Machine Learning Operations.

Shusheng Li

Data Science

Shusheng is currently a third-year undergraduate student studying Data Science and Economics. He is currently a part of the UTech Management team at D-Lab. Shusheng loves playing all types of sports because it's a great way to stay fit and be together with friends. Working as a UTech Front desk, Shusheng loves helping others and directing them to the right resources available.