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

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

Dear Colleagues,

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

December 23, 2016

December 20, 2016

The following message was sent to campus faculty on Dec. 20, 2016. The text is re-posted here.

Dear Colleagues: 

December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, a report on the first year of Berkeley's Data Science Education Program has been released as part of the campus' ongoing efforts to integrate data science into the undergraduate curriculum and extend the program to larger populations of students in the future.

December 6, 2016

The pilot offering of Berkeley’s new intermediate-level data science course, “Principles and Techniques of Data Science,” is now open for students to sign up. Students interested in taking Data Science 100 (cross-listed between Computer Science and Statistics) can register now on Cal Central for CS C100 or Stat C100 (ThTh 12:30-2:00 lecture and a 2-hour lab section). More information, as well as a form to sign up for updates, is available on the course website.

November 15, 2016

The Daily Californian

An op-ed by a UC Berkeley student arguing for the need for the campus' investment in data science education.

November 2, 2016

Berkeley’s data science offerings continue to grow this spring, with a variety of new courses available in departments across the campus. In addition to the courses listed below, an additional set of courses is still under development. Note that the information below is subject to change; please check back often for updates.

October 31, 2016

Probability for Data Science (Stat 140)
Instructor: Professor Ani Adhikari, Statistics


October 25, 2016

In spring 2017, UC Berkeley data science students will have an opportunity to take a new project-based, interdisciplinary course focused on the role that hydrology plays in malaria transmission.  Using data from sub-Saharan Africa, students will collaborate with each other and partners at a nonprofit organization to improve the hydrologic component of a model being used in efforts to eradicate malaria.Monsoon flooding image

Luis Macias

This fall the Data Science Initiative and the D-Lab partnered with student organizers to initiate the Data Scholars program, a community providing a welcoming environment and support resources to underrepresented students taking Foundations of Data Science (Data 8), Berkeley’s lower-division course for students of all intended majors.

October 7, 2016

This fall, more than 500 students are taking Foundations of Data Science, Berkeley's lower-division data science course for students of all majors. A survey was completed in September by nearly all of the enrolled students in the Fall course (504 out of 517), taught this fall by Professor Ani Adhikari of Statistics. Below is a snapshot of the students enrolled in the course this fall.

September 29, 2016

A team of Berkeley faculty have been awarded a $150,000 Google grant and $30,000 of in-kind credits to further develop the computing environment used in Foundations of Data Science, Berkeley’s pioneering course for lower-division students of all majors.