Berkeley’s impact in computing and data science research and education is transforming the field. The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) collaborates with partners across campus and beyond to develop inclusive educational pathways and innovative data-based solutions to real-world problems. We build connections between computing and data science and other fields of scientific and societal inquiry, explore cutting-edge impacts, and share results broadly with scientific and public audiences.

September 2022

Gateway groundbreaking brings new opportunity for computing, data science

March 2022

CDSS submits a formal proposal to become a college, responding to comments on the pre-proposal and seeking final review by Berkeley and UC Regents 

November 2021

Computational Precision Health program at UC Berkeley and UCSF aims to improve quality and equity of health care

June 2021

Trio of gifts -- $75 million -- accelerates transformation of computing and data science at Berkeley

April 2021

CDSS submits a pre-proposal to become a college, initiating the Berkeley and UC Regents review process

February 2020

Largest gift in Berkeley’s history -- $252 million -- to create a “hub” for advancing data science

New division name announced: Computing, Data Science, and Society

Data science minor becomes available to students 

August 2019

Jennifer Chayes named CDSS associate provost and dean

November 2018 

Division launches to connect data science research and education across Berkeley 

September 2018

Data science major launches with wide student appeal 

July 2018

First National Workshop on Data Science Education held

February 2018

Interdepartmental Task Force recommends goals and possible organizational structures for the Division

January 2018

Faculty Advisory Council highlights perspectives on the Division from across campus 

May 2017

David Culler named interim dean of the Division of Data Sciences

December 2016

Campus leadership announces new data science initiative