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March 18, 2020

A Message to Our Students

Our prime concern is for your health and fundamental well-being—as well as your academic learning.  And we want to assure you that throughout this tumultuous time, we commit to helping you in any way that we can. Please take special care of your whole selves – get plenty of rest, follow the general guidelines for illness prevention, and check in with yourself to monitor your emotional health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff, faculty, classmates, families are all out there for you.  

In addition, we offer some resources to consider below.

March 10, 2020

Big Give 2020Entering the Data 8 classroom for the first time. Working alongside world-leading researchers advancing the state of the art in computing. Deploying data science to help tackle climate change. Savoring that a-ha moment when your code finally runs after hours of work.

March 5, 2020

Among the highlights of the launch of UC Berkeley’s $6 billion Light the Way Capital Campaign is the exciting announcement of a $252 million gift to seed construction of a new Data Hub that will serve as the future home for the Division of Computing, Data Science, & Society (CDSS). The extraordinarily generous gift—the largest in UC Berkeley’s history, made by an anonymous donor—is one indication of the CDSS’ pivotal role and ambitious goals in the Campaign, which continues through the end of 2023.

February 29, 2020

The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) will soon have a brick-and-mortar home, thanks to an anonymous $252 million gift to seed the construction of a new “data hub” on the open space at the intersection of Hearst Avenue, Arch Street, and MacFarlane Lane.

February 12, 2020

Aditya Parameswaran, who has a joint appointment with EECS and the School of Information, is among eight other UC Berkeley faculty awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship, an honor given yearly to the brightest up-and-coming scientists in the United States and Canada. He develops systems for interactive, or “human-in-the-loop,” data analytics by synthesizing techniques from database systems, data mining and human-computer interaction.

February 5, 2020

UC Berkeley undergraduate students are now able to declare a Minor in Data Science!

The minor is a unique opportunity for Berkeley students across a variety of majors to engage with data science and gain practical knowledge of the methods, techniques, and applications as well as the ability to think critically about the construction and implications of data science.

We’re excited to introduce our official name: the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society. 

December 12, 2019

Our Fall Data Science Showcase featured more than 30 student posters and project presentations on everything from understanding achievement gaps in public schools to improving water quality. 

The Showcase on December 5 at Sutardja Dai Hall offered a window into the amazing ways that students are using data science to advance discovery and impact across campus and beyond, including:

December 4, 2019

Whether confronting a category-five hurricane in the Bahamas or an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, response workers rarely have time to meticulously collect and tag data. But properly-coded data can provide valuable insight into the crises that humanitarian workers face. 

November 26, 2019

Amal Bhatnagar, a double major in data science and economics, reflects on his experiences working for the Data Science Education Program's External Pedagogy team, including presenting at the SciPy conference.