August 24, 2017

The Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) are proud to announce the Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science. This series features faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data, computational, inferential revolution. In this inaugural Fall 2017 "local edition" we bring together Berkeley faculty working in these areas here on our own campus. 

June 15, 2017

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In June, more than 30 faculty and instructors across a range of disciplines –  from English to Sociology to Neuroscience to Physics – took a week out of their summer to explore how to incorporate tools developed for data science into their own teaching.   

June 1, 2017

Jupyter Notebooks powering Berkeley’s data science curriculum

Jupyter being used in UC Berkeley Foundations of Data Science Cours

May 26, 2017

David CullerProfessor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences David Culler has been named as Interim Dean for the newly created Division of Data Sciences. He will begin his new role on July 1, 2017. Please see below for the full announcement, which was sent to the campus community on May 26 by Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carol Christ.

May 9, 2017

Professor David Culler made a presentation on April 26 at Microsoft about Berkeley's Data Science Education Program. 

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May 4, 2017

The Data Science Education Program and its faculty lead Professor Cathryn Carson have received the Berkeley Collegium Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. See below for the full campus announcement from Serena Chen, Faculty Director of the Berkeley Collegium.


May 1, 2017

The Data Science Education Program ( has three near-term opportunities to support instructors in learning and incorporating data science approaches. We are offering an early summer workshop, connector course development resources, and course module development support. Please let us know about your interests and needs!

April 28, 2017

On April 22nd, UC Berkeley threw open its doors for its campus-wide open house, Cal Day, which each year attracts thousands of current and prospective students, their families, as well as members of the community. And for the first time, the Berkeley Data Science Education Program and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) were part of it.

April 17, 2017

Instructors at UC Berkeley are invited to a free June workshop where they can learn pedagogical methods and technical tools for data science, and get help integrating them into their own teaching. This workshop will cover how students in the Foundations of Data Science class (Data 8) have been introduced to computational and statistical concepts through hands-on analysis of real-world data, and it will support instructors from all disciplines in exploring how to teach courses that can connect with and enrich this approach.

April 14, 2017

For the first time, Foundations of Data Science (CS/INFO/STAT C8) will be available during the summer session. Foundations of Data Science, or Data 8, is Berkeley's innovative introduction to core concepts of programming and statistics. Get hands-on experience working with data while exploring real-world issues ranging from racial profiling to social networks to California water usage. 

April 10, 2017

Instructors interested in learning how to incorporate data science into their courses are invited to come to the Teaching and Research Resource Fair at the Academic Innovation Studio on Tuesday, April 18. The event is open to all faculty, researchers, and graduate students, and is designed to connect instructors with campus resources to improve or refresh their teaching and research. 

March 28, 2017

The ability to integrate, analyze, and archive mammoth amounts of data has become a mainstay for cutting-edge research and teaching across many academic disciplines. As data science takes root, the D-Lab has emerged as a nexus for the support that the campus’ faculty and researchers need to take advantage of the latest methodologies.

March 20, 2017

Seated in small groups with their laptops, students from lecturer Victoria Robinson’s introductory Ethnic Studies course are talking excitedly while poring over data from private immigration detention centers across California. Their work together is part of a data-centric project they will present at the end of the term. 

March 13, 2017

Wall Street Journal

The Data Science Education Program was featured in the Wall Street Journal in an article about data science on March 13, 2017.

March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017

A new blog post and video from the Microsoft Research team showcase the Data Science Education Program at Berkeley.

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February 17, 2017

Foundations of Data Science course lectureIf you're interested in learning data science, a great place to start is with Foundations of Data Science, Berkeley's introductory data science course for students from all majors. Whether or not you're a student at Berkeley, you can access the resources created for this innovative course.

February 14, 2017

January 27, 2017

Two Sigma website

The growing power and applicability of data science has helped to make the field a juggernaut in both industry and academia.  To help prepare students of many different interests for a data-rich world, Prof. David E. Culler, former Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, has been working with his colleagues there to build a new and broad data science education curriculum.

January 10, 2017

UC Berkeley’s Data Science education program reached new heights in 2016 and is poised for further growth in 2017. Approximately 500 students enrolled in the entry-level course, Foundations of Data Science, and hundreds more in connector courses spanning topics ranging from neuroscience to media studies. Below are highlights from a semester that helped establish a model for refining and extending the curriculum to a broader spectrum of students and adding advanced classes in coming semesters.

The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations and applications for the full-time position of Interim Dean of the newly created Division of Data Science. The term of office commences upon appointment, which may be as early as February 15, 2017. The end date may depend on the appointment of a permanent Dean, but will occur no later than June 30, 2018. This is an internal search restricted to those who have attained the rank of Professor at UC Berkeley.