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CDSS and BIDS are co-sponsoring the upcoming Berkeley Conversation — COVID-19 Misinformation: Understanding and Seeking Truth during a Pandemic on Tues. Dec. 8 from 10:30-11:30 am. Misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic continues to create confusion and contention along scientific and political lines. In this conversation, Berkeley faculty will help us understand the nature of misinformation in order to assess, evaluate and engage more effectively with the information resources we consult.
Deb Agarwal, head of the Data Science and Technology Department in the Computational Research Division, and Kathy Yelick, CDSS Associate Dean for Research, were presented with the Berkeley Lab Citation at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s 2020 Director’s Awards earlier this month.
The UC Board of Regents approved the construction of UC Berkeley’s Data Hub building. The building will serve as an interdisciplinary facility for the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society.
Let's Make It Count is a data science education initiative launched by the National Science Foundation West Big Data Innovation Hub at SXSW 2019, timed with the 2020 Census and in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools program.
In an hour-long conversation moderated by CDSS Associate Provost Jennifer Chayes and streamed live on Monday, Oct. 26, faculty members in the fields of public policy, computer science, statistics, political science and cybersecurity discussed what they see as major flaws in the electoral system and what needs to be done to fix them.