June 15, 2017

data science pedagogy course

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

Professor 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.David Culler

May 9, 2017

Professor David Culler made a presentation on April 26 at Microsoft about Berkeley's Data Science Education Program. data science education program video about uc berkeley

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. The message was sent on May 3, 2017.

Dear Campus Community,

The Berkeley Collegium is pleased to make two announcements.

May 1, 2017

The following message was sent to all UC Berkeley faculty on April 28, 2017.

Dear Colleagues,

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

Advancing data-intensive research and teaching across Berkeley

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

February 14, 2017

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announced that the application deadline for the Signatures Innovation Fellows Program is coming up on February 19, 2017. Awards of up to $100,000 are available to support UC Berkeley researchers in the data science and software areas with a special focus on projects that hold commercial promise. 

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

This news item was updated on Jan. 10, 2017. For updated information about Berkeley's data science plans, please see below.

The following email was sent to campus faculty on Jan. 9, 2017. The text is re-posted here.

Dear Colleagues,

December 23, 2016