New computational and analytic approaches to a vast array of forms, scales, and sources of data are now critical to research, decision-making, and action. Data science at Berkeley is extraordinarily diverse and multifaceted, concentrated in core specialties and distributed across domains. Berkeley’s deep strength in this area draws on world-leading faculty, programs, and institutes in many fields that constitute, develop, apply, and reflect on data science.
The Division of Data Sciences is the university’s strategic response to the changes underway in academic disciplines and the world at large. Led by the Dean of Data Sciences and reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, it is charged with launching Berkeley’s new undergraduate data science education program, planning collaboratively and comprehensively for data science at all levels of teaching and research, and working with faculty and departments to recommend an organizational structure to ensure Berkeley's preeminence in this field.