About Data Science at Berkeley

The Division of Data Sciences is a new academic unit at UC Berkeley that will offer innovative degree programs and nurture research initiatives furthering the campus’ position at the forefront of data science research and education. Launched in May 2017, the new division was established as one of Berkeley’s schools and colleges, and serves as a versatile hub for collaboration and partnership across the hundreds of faculty and many schools, departments and institutes involved in data science across campus.

The Division is also home to the Data Science Education Program, which has grown exponentially from its launch in 2015 and offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a foundation for Berkeley undergraduates of all majors to engage capably and critically with data. 

Who We Are

The Division of Data Sciences is led by Interim Dean David Culler, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. He serves as a central champion for the division, as well as for Berkeley data science more broadly. Like other deans, he reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

Where Are We Going?

The new Division aims to deepen the university’s multidisciplinary strengths in data science and integrate them, supporting and accelerating data science transformations now underway. Key priorities include designing and launching an undergraduate curriculum, including a major, minors, and concentrations; designing a faculty recruitment plan; initiating consideration of possible graduate-level offerings; and recommending an organizational structure to house data science programs. This work will take place through extensive collaboration with faculty and campus leadership.

As Interim Dean in a two-year term, Culler is charged with forming an advisory board with representation of key external constituencies; advancing fundraising efforts in concert with broader campus fundraising objectives; and enlisting a team of Berkeley faculty members to develop the initiative.

How Can You Participate?
Please visit our website at data.berkeley.edu, engage with us on Twitter or on Facebook, or email us at dspi@berkeley.edu. We encourage you to sign up for the Berkeley Data Science News.

Contact Us

Data Science Education Program
Division of Undergraduate Studies
College of Letters and Science

Email: dspi@berkeley.edu