Division of Data Science News


October 17, 2018

An innovative collider space on the first floor of Moffitt Library is now available for students interested in data science. The beta version of the future Center for Connected Learning provides data science peer advising and consulting through a collaboration between UC Berkeley Library and the Division of Data Sciences, and maker workspaces provided by b.Makerspace, which offers 3-D printing and a VR headset area.

October 9, 2018

With 780 students filing pre-declarations as soon as they became available earlier this fall, UC Berkeley’s new Data Science major is on the way to quickly becoming one of the most popular on campus. Advisors are busy helping seniors and juniors declare, and soon will move on to others who are eager to add the Data Science major. 

September 24, 2018

 Check out GeekWire's feature on some of the latest developments from the fascinating Berkeley SETI Research Center.

September 20, 2018

Now that the Fall term has begun to settle down, I would like to share a snapshot of the activities in and around the Division of Data Sciences reflecting the connectedness of research, learning, and community at Berkeley.

September 17, 2018

“Data to knowledge to action.”

This pipeline to social impact in data science was among the interesting perspectives that Tom Kalil shared in a “Waterside Chat” at a recent California Water Data Hackathon. Sponsored by the Division of Data Sciences and Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), the hackathon was part of the California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge, an effort to leverage data to find innovative ways to increase community access to safe drinking water.