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.

November 25, 2019

Don’t miss the showcase at Sutardja Dai Hall highlighting the amazing ways that students are using data science to advance discovery and impact across campus and beyond!

November 13, 2019

In recent years, many developments in the increasingly critical and complex field of data systems have been industry-driven, and as a result have focused more on industry concerns, like advertising and ride share routes. But UC Berkeley’s investment in a robust complement of faculty with data systems expertise positions the University to address broader issues, such as protecting privacy and enabling non-programmers to more easily and effectively use data.

November 6, 2019

I School MIDS student Ben Arnoldy has been awarded the Fall 2019 Jack Larson Data Science for Good Fellowship for his work involving the use of data science to educate the public on climate change and pollution.

November 5, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UC Berkeley a $3 million grant to evaluate and expand its data science curriculum to ensure it is accessible to a broad range of students.

October 21, 2019

A data science course introduced this semester gives students the chance to delve into concepts and research that are rarely, if ever, offered at the undergraduate level.

October 17, 2019

Anthony Suen, who launched and runs the popular data science Discovery Program, along with an array of other cross-campus initiatives, will be among those receiving the 2019 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award in a ceremony next month. 

The award comes in recognition of Anthony’s contributions empowering students, forging connections, and advancing strategic innovations across the Division of Data Science and Information, campus, and beyond. 

October 3, 2019

The College of Letters & Science, College of Natural Resources, and College of Chemistry have approved the new data science minor, a program designed to serve students from a range of majors. Approval processes across the campus continue, with the hope of making the minor available to as many Berkeley students as possible this academic year.

September 30, 2019

Z PardosUC Berkeley Assistant Professor Zachary Pardos and his team have developed a machine learning approach that promises to help more community college students position themselves to transfer and succeed at four-year colleges and universities. 

September 27, 2019

Aditya ParameswaranAssistant professor at the Berkeley School of Information, Aditya Parameswaran, has been awarded the 2019 Very Large Data Bases Early Career Award. His work focuses on making data analysis tools effective and easy to use for experts in a variety of disciplines. 

September 18, 2019

DS OtsMaster’s of Information and Data Science (MIDS) student Daniel Santamaria Ots has received the Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship for his research in Puerto Rico aimed at empowering disadvantaged communities and fostering further government transparency and accountability. Ots shifted his approach to research and data mining after witnessing the poor emergency response to hurricanes Irma and María. 

September 12, 2019

fakephotosI School and EECS Professor Hany Farid has authored a new book, Fake Photos, a concise and accessible guide to techniques for detecting doctored and fake images in photographs and digital media.

August 13, 2019

Jennifer Tour Chayes, Microsoft technical fellow and managing director for Microsoft Research in New England, New York, and Montreal, will become the university’s new Associate Provost for the Division of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information. 

August 8, 2019

cloudBerkeley, UC San Diego, and the University of Washington have been awarded a five-year, $5 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop CloudBank, a suite of managed services to remove barriers to public cloud access for data science and computer science research and education.

August 6, 2019

Dean of Undergraduate Studies Bob Jacobsen has agreed to succeed David Culler as the Interim Dean of the existing division effective immediately.

July 1, 2019

The second annual National Workshop on Data Science Education drew more than 60 educators from a variety of institutions across the US, as well as Argentina, Brazil, Australia, the United Kingdom, and China. The workshop, developed around Berkeley's innovative undergraduate “Foundations of Data Science” curriculum and accompanying offerings, was held at Chou Hall from June 24-27.

MJordanDespite the current fascination with Artificial Intelligence (AI), misconceptions abound about its current state and future capacities, suggests Berkeley’s Michael Jordan, a pathbreaking researcher in Machine Learning (ML) in the inaugural issue of Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR).  

June 28, 2019

innovate for healthThe Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS) has launched a new health data science program with the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at UCSF and Johnson & Johnson / Janssen.