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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.
UC Berkeley's undergraduate Data Science major has been named No. 1 in the nation by US News. MIT was rated second best, followed by Carnegie Mellon and Stanford. Berkeley's program, part of the Division of Computing, Data Science and Society, was started five years ago and makes its curriculum available to other schools interested in establishing their own data science programs. Currently, more than 900 Cal undergrads are majoring in data science and another 450 have chosen it as their minor. Over 6,000 UC Berkeley students take a data science course each year.
Professor Ani Adhikari will be taking on a new role in CDSS as the Faculty Director of Pedagogy. One of Ani's key responsibilities will be to collaborate with faculty to identify and maintain core curricula in our main data science courses.
Over the past 30 years, UC Berkeley statistics Professor Bin Yu has covered a lot of territory, both in her research field and in sharing her knowledge with others. And now she has used it to create a framework that she believes will lead to a more rigorous and trustworthy data science process, including the use of methods such as machine learning.
Berkeley Unboxing Data Science (BUDS) is a new Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) summer program that immerses high school students in the world of data science and research. It aims to teach students not only how to perform data analysis, but also how to critically examine the data and technology in their daily lives.