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December 17, 2021

As more colleges and universities launch data science courses and programs, there is an increasing effort by schools to collaborate so that course credits can transfer with students as they transfer to other institutions.

December 13, 2021

This fall, UC Berkeley’s Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society moved one step closer to becoming a college. The University of California’s Office of the President reviewed the division’s pre-proposal, clearing the way for CDSS to revise and seek review of a final proposal laying out its detailed vision and plan for the school. If that is approved, CDSS would be the first new college at Berkeley in more than 50 years.

December 9, 2021

UC Berkeley will open a new Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public, creating space for interdisciplinary discussions about scientific discoveries, the ethics of that research and the public’s role in determining science’s trajectory, the university announced today.

December 3, 2021

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science has hired Ashish Sahni to be its new executive director starting in January, the institute announced Friday.
Long used in business, research design based on causal modeling studies “what causes what to move around” and is key to microeconometric research, which looks at the economic behavior of individuals, households, organizations or companies. A classic example is when businesses test marketing ideas through A/B tests, giving different consumers different options for buying the same item.

November 22, 2021

As artificial intelligence (AI) takes on an ever-higher profile in discussions about the economy, social and political issues and what the future holds, a trio of data science experts are calling for a reset in our mindset, and point to a 1950 paper written by noted mathematician Alan Turing.

November 15, 2021

While taking a statistics class as part of her joint JD/PhD program at UC Berkeley, Renata Barreto realized she needed to use Python programming for assignments. So she looked for help refreshing and deepening those skills.

November 4, 2021

Sitting on a stage at the University of California, Berkeley amid four computer scientists, award-winning international artist and performer Angelique Kidjo took aim at social media platforms and the algorithms behind them for the harm they are inflicting on people and culture while racking up massive profits in the process.

October 27, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $750,000 grant to UC Berkeley professors Niloufar Salehi and Catherine Albiston and University of Southern California professor Afshin Nikzad to support efforts by the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)to implement a new elementary school zone-based student assignment policy.

October 22, 2021

As Ellora Derenoncourt and her co-author Claire Montialoux studied 1960s federal minimum wage policy, they wanted to know: did policymakers understand how making the minimum wage requirement apply to more industries would affect racial economic disparities and employment?