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February 15, 2021

Although Data Science only just became an official Berkeley major in Fall 2018⁠, its versatility and applicability in almost all domains have led to its rapid expansion across campus. At Berkeley, data science can even be found in traditionally non-technological, liberal arts classes… in the form of  data science modules

February 10, 2021

Over the past five years, the Data Science Discovery program has helped hundreds of Berkeley undergraduate students join data science research projects. Students work on a team-based research project for a semester with one of Discovery’s project partners, which yield from a variety of fields and comprises Berkeley faculty, campus-affiliated start-ups, and non-profit agencies. The research projects tackle real-world issues utilizing data science techniques.

January 12, 2021

For decades, supercomputers have played a critical role in studying our climate and predicting how global changes will impact the world, as well as potential ways to mitigate those effects. With each new generation of more powerful computers, scientists have been able to create simulations in higher resolution, which reveal both new challenges and potential solutions.

December 14, 2020

A UC Berkeley research team led by Prof. Sanjit Seshia has been awarded a four-year, $8.4M project by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to research artificial intelligence-based approaches that augment humans to perform correct-by-construction design of cyber-physical systems (CPS).

December 10, 2020

Oliver O’Reilly, Computing, Data Science, and Society’s (CDSS) Associate Dean for Graduate Education and professor of Mechanical Engineering, has received the 2021 Berkeley Faculty Service Award. Alice Agogino, the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Chair in Mechanical Engineering, was also given the award. 

UC Berkeley Statistics Professor Deborah Nolan readily admits that writing is difficult for her. And based on what she has heard and seen in 30+ years of teaching, most of her students face the same challenge.

UC Berkeley faculty discuss the nature of misinformation during the pandemic and how to assess, evaluate and engage more effectively with the information resources we consult.

December 2, 2020

Last month, Berkeley’s Data Science Undergraduate Studies (DSUS) hosted the Data Science in Undergraduate Economics Workshop, bringing together academic and corporate leaders actively innovating in the intersection of undergraduate data science and undergraduate economics education. 

December 1, 2020

Human Contexts and Ethics

It somehow seems appropriate that courses for UC Berkeley’s Human Contexts and Ethics (HCE) program are being taught online via Zoom.

November 12, 2020

Let's Make it Count     

Picture: Let’s Make It Count was announced at SXSW 2019, with a series of panels and events. The Innovation Playbook for Local Government featured (Left to Right) Xavier Hughes, Meredith Lee, Ron Jarmin, and Jeff Meisel.