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.

The Stanford.Berkeley.UCSF Next Generation Faculty Symposium held its inaugural event on October 23rd to highlight the work of exceptional early-career scientists in the broad field of quantitative biological and biomedical sciences, with a track record of research productivity and demonstrated contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.

October 29, 2020

From the pandemic to an underfunded voting infrastructure, from declining trust in public institutions to efforts by foreign operators to further undermine the system, the 2020 U.S. national election is fraught with ways in which the integrity and security of the results can be unduly influenced, according to five UC Berkeley experts.

October 27, 2020

UC Berkeley's undergraduate Data Science Major has been named No. 1 in the nation by US News. MIT was rated second best, followed by Carnegie Mellon and Stanford.

Five years ago, Data 8 was a new small course at Berkeley and today thousands of students from various disciplines enroll each year. Countless students often share that the reason they declared Data Science as a major is because of the experience they had with Adhikari as their professor. She was awarded “Best Professor” in the Daily Californian’s 2019 edition of the Best of Berkeley

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) was established in 2015 as a research and collaboration hub in UC Berkeley’s School of Information. Both the CLTC and I School are part of the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS).

October 22, 2020

Over the past 30 years, UC Berkeley statistics Professor Bin Yu has covered a lot of territory, both in her research field and in sharing her knowledge with others. And now she has used it to create a framework that she believes will lead to a more rigorous and trustworthy data science process, including the use of methods such as machine learning.

October 14, 2020

Mapping for Environmental Justice (MEJ) creates easy-to-use, publicly-available maps that paint a holistic picture of intersecting environmental, social, and health impacts experienced by communities across the US. MEJ's maps combine environmental, public health, and socioeconomic data into a single indicator that reflects the combined impacts of race, poverty, and pollution that low-income communities, communities of color, and historically marginalized communities experience.

October 9, 2020

Berkeley Unboxing Data Science (BUDS) is a new Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) summer program that immerses high school students in the world of data science and research. It aims to teach students not only how to perform data analysis, but also how to critically examine the data and technology in their daily lives. “It created a space for students of underrepresented minorities to learn about research and data science,” Ashley Quiterio, the program coordinator of BUDS, explains.

October 8, 2020

When the Data Science Leadership Summit and the Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) convene their annual meetings virtually on Oct.

October 7, 2020

September 29, 2020

The goal of the research project is to build a citation network from any collection of PDFs. The project data mines a large collection of sources from the disciplines of ancient Near Eastern Studies, Classics, Archaeology, and Middle Eastern Languages. The results of the project make this collection more internationally accessible for research by scholars in these fields by creating novel tools for computational textual analysis.

September 21, 2020

Foundations of Data Science (Data 8) typically starts the new semester in Zellerbach Hall to accommodate the class, which draws more than 1,000 students. Last spring, when UC Berkeley switched to remote learning to protect against COVID-19, Berkeley’s data science professors quickly transformed this large yet interactive course into a complete remote experience. 

September 10, 2020

Jennifer Chayes started her new position as head of CDSS just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic caused the campus to close and everyone to adjust to distance learning and working. In this Q&A, she talks about her first months on the job, how CDSS is growing and her vision for the organization.

September 8, 2020

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego and its partners at UC Berkeley and the University of Washington, and Strategic Blue have entered production operations of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded CloudBank program, which aims to simplify the use of public clouds across computer science research and education.

September 1, 2020

Berkeley, Calif.--The National Science Foundation has awarded $12.5 million to establish a multidisciplinary institute—a collaboration between UC Berkeley and MIT—to improve our understanding of critical issues in data science, including modeling, statistical inference, computational efficiency, and societal impacts.

August 25, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Simons Foundation awarded $10 million to a UC Berkeley-led program to gain a theoretical understanding of deep learning. Berkeley staff are also involved in a second project funded at $10 million.

August 20, 2020

The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) introduced a new course this summer to its offerings, Data 6. Berkeley undergraduate student Ian Castro (Media Studies and Microbial Biology, class of 2021) will be teaching the course offered to incoming Berkeley SEED Scholars students.

August 17, 2020

Although shelter-in-place rules in Berkeley and across the country caused people to shut down their travel plans, the restrictions also led to a wide-open welcome to educators interested in attending UC Berkeley's third annual National Data Science Education Workshop. And the effects are still rippling out around the state and across the country.

August 13, 2020

The COVID-Twitter Project, created by Ameek Bindra (Berkeley ‘22) and a team of undergraduates across the country, analyzes tweets about COVID-19 to map how reactions to the pandemic changed over the months. According to Ameek, the Discovery Exchange provided invaluable resources and guidance that helped the project come to fruition.