California Alliance for Data Science Education

There is an urgent need to expand access, diversify participation, and support data science teaching across higher education institutions in the state of California. This sector will be fundamental to the health of the state’s economy, and a well-trained workforce will be a basis for jobs in Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and across the innovation ecosystem. The California Alliance for Data Science Education seeks to solve challenges in California Community Colleges (CCCs), California State Universities, and the University of California system in areas such as building a shared infrastructure, smoothing community college transfer pipelines, and empowering leaders at partner campuses. 

"Increasing access to data science as a career option for all students is key to making data science a more diverse and inclusive field. We welcome partnership with members of the California Alliance for Data Science Education in sharing resources and curriculum and supporting data science teaching across the state."

Jennifer Chayes, Associate Provost, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, and Dean, School of Information, UC Berkeley

California Data Science Education Overview

June 2020: Idea Pitched
November 2020: First Board Meeting
February 2021: CADSE Conference
April 2021: Long Term Strategy with UCOP
June 2021: CA Alliance Panel
July 2021: Microsoft DS Instructor Internship Program  
September 2021: CCSF Articulated With Data 8

The Undergraduate Data Science Education Landscape in the UCs