Division of Data Sciences

Enabling research, innovation and learning across UC Berkeley

Data-intensive research and innovation are powering conceptual and technological breakthroughs, enabling new modes of academic discovery, and offering new paths to addressing the world’s most urgent societal challenges. Berkeley’s deep strength in data science derives from its world-leading researchers, programs, and institutes across a diverse array of domains.

A key component of Berkeley’s rich data science ecosystem is the Division of Data Sciences, which offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a foundation for Berkeley undergraduates of all majors to engage capably and critically with data. We invite you to explore our dynamic, diverse community through this website and our social media channels.


May 2, 2018

A new tool on the block is rapidly shifting the future of how computing is taught in institutions, and UC Berkeley developers and professors are pioneering its integration into an increasing number of campus classrooms. Since first entering a single Berkeley classroom in 2015, the JupyterHub platform for UC Berkeley, called DataHub, is now being used by over 20 classes offered on campus. Thanks to this new platform, more students can find that the power to integrate computing into their education is easily at their fingertips.

April 17, 2018

Dear campus community,

We are writing with updates on Berkeley’s active engagement with the burgeoning and exciting field of data science, which has the potential to shape numerous fields of study and practice.