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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), campus leadership has announced a series of measures, including: canceling all in-person instruction for the remainder of the semester, closing libraries, and canceling all public events through April 7, and postponing commencement. Find the latest updates and more information at: https://news.berkeley.edu/coronavirus/


COVID-19: Student Resources

We're here to help. Learn more about the range of services that are available to support students during this tumultuous time, from data science advising and peer consulting to campus services for health, food, and housing. Plus, get the latest on data science student teams.

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COVID-19 first target of new AI research consortium

The University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are the headquarters of a bold new research consortium established by enterprise AI software company C3.ai to leverage the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the internet of things (IoT) to transform societal-scale systems. First up: mitigating the effects of COVID-19 and possible future pandemics.


Data Science for Hardcore Humanists

In this video, Professor Niek Veldhuis of Berkeley's Assyriology (cuneiform studies) Department of Near Eastern Studies presents his research on computational assyriology. His work includes developing computational text analysis scripts to enhance the study and understanding of Assyria and ancient Mesopotamia.

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Berkeley Alumni Develop Algorithms to Predict Heart Failure

Thanks to the efforts of Berkeley Engineering alums Tyler Crouch (B.S.’14 ME) and Connor Landgraf (MEng ’14 BioE), the stethoscope is due for a serious upgrade. They are developing algorithms that, when combined with a digital stethoscope and artificial intelligence software, can help physicians predict whether a patient is at risk for heart diseases with a much greater degree of accuracy.

School of Information Graduate Student Awarded Fellowship for Commitment to Data Science Equality

Ollie Downs has been awarded the Paul Fasana LGBTQ Studies Fellowship for their strong commitment to LGBTQ equality in data science. The Paul Fasana LGBTQ Studies Fellowship supports graduate students at the School of Information whose research interests or studies are related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies in any field or discipline.

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Light the Way: We're Just Getting Started!

The exciting announcement of a $252 million gift to seed construction of a Data Hub that will serve as the future home for the Division is one indication of the CDSS’ ambitious goals for Berkeley's Light the Way Capital Campaign. Find out what else is in store!