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November 13, 2018

November 1, 2018

Today, UC Berkeley announced the next stage in its realization of the research university for the 21st Century – serving a connected world, recognizing the profoundly integrative character of the frontiers of knowledge, and using unprecedented observational and computational capabilities to make a positive difference in that world. 

October 25, 2018

This month’s issue of Nature includes a spotlight on Translational Data Science, co-authored by the Division of Data Sciences Interim Dean David Culler, West Big Data Innovation Hub Executive Director Meredith Lee, and colleagues.

October 23, 2018

After taking Data 8 as a freshman, Subhiksha Mani discovered the potential of data science to drive discovery. Now a senior, she plans to major in Data Science with a domain emphasis in Cognition. Subhiksha shares her thoughts about the growth of data science at Berkeley, her internship at YouTube, and the upside of uncertainty. 

This interview was condensed and edited for clarity. 

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.

September 10, 2018

Data Collaboratives pipeline

Knowledge to Action Pipeine

UC Berkeley is launching a new form of collaboration that links students, government, community, and business partners to leverage data to help address complex social problems, from access to safe drinking water to disaster recovery to affordable housing.