March 21, 2018

Students and campus student organizations no longer have to search far to find resources, space and a community to answer all of their data science questions.  Data Science Nexus is a new program designed to help unite students interested in data science from all across campus. The program, housed on the first floor of Moffitt Library, is a collaborative program between Moffitt Library, the Division of Data Science, and UC Berkeley data science student clubs.

March 14, 2018

March 9, 2018

Event Information 

March 19th 6 - 7:30 PM

Hearst Field Annex B

Registration Link:

The Division of Data Sciences, in partnership with Data Science Society at Berkeley, is proud to launch the first in our series of Data Science Info Sessions.

March 6, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

4:00 pm - 7:15 pm

California Memorial Stadium, Field Club

See where the cloud can take you at Microsoft’s Azure University Tour, a free learning event for student developers, faculty, and staff where you'll code alongside industry experts, boost your cloud development skills, and test cutting-edge technology.

Check out some of the content we'll be featuring at the event:

February 27, 2018

February 20, 2018

Today, data ties together many pieces of our professional, academic, and everyday lives.  This interdisciplinary approach to data science is the cornerstone of the Data Science Modules Program, a collaborative effort between the Division of Data Sciences and D-Lab, which allows faculty across campus to explore unprecedented ways to incorporate data science into their classes.  

February 9, 2018

The “backbone” courses within UC Berkeley’s Data Science Education Program continue to draw unprecedented numbers of students, as the Foundations of Data Science (Data 8) and Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Data 100) reached record enrollments in Spring 2018. These courses draw students from over 70 majors on campus, welcoming anyone with or without programming experience, and giving them the tools to apply data science throughout their life.

February 6, 2018

The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) and the Berkeley Division of Data Sciences, return this month for the Spring 2018 series.  Upcoming lectures feature UC Berkeley faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data, computational, inferential revolution.

January 29, 2018

January 24, 2018

UC Berkeley and edX just announced that the extremely popular Berkeley course Data8: Foundations of Data Science(link is external) will be available online this Spring as a Foundations of Data Science Professional Certificate Program(link is external).

January 18, 2018

In Fall 2017, the Data Science Discovery Program gave 50 Berkeley undergraduates the chance to deepen their learning in more than a dozen data science projects across a fabulously wide set of domains. Data science skills let students discover new knowledge and create solutions across a broad range of areas. The Data Science Discovery Program allows them to explore their interests and build their own pathways from Berkeley’s data science classes directly into hands-on research.

December 1, 2017

The Library, the Division of Data Sciences, BIDS, and the Data Science Nexus student clubs welcomes you the Fall 2017 Data Science Showcase on December 7th at Moffitt Library, Room 405 from 11 to 5PM. Over 150 data science projects from Data 8, Division of Data Sciences student teams, BIDS Discovery Projects, and various Data Science Nexus student clubs like Machine Learning at Berkeley will be presented. 

Location: Moffitt Library 405

Time: 11-5 PM

October 27, 2017

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, the Interim Dean of the Division of Data Sciences will present an overview of the upcoming Data Science major along with other opportunties available to student in Berkeley's fast growing data science ecosystem. 

October 20, 2017

October 19, 2017


Michael Mahoney, Bin Yu, Fernando Perez, Michael Jordan, Dick Karp

Foundations of Data Analysis (FODA) Institute PIs: Michael Mahoney, Bin Yu, Fernando Perez, Michael Jordan, Dick Karp

October 17, 2017

October 12, 2017

August 24, 2017

The Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) are proud to announce the Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science. This series features faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data, computational, inferential revolution. In this inaugural Fall 2017 "local edition" we bring together Berkeley faculty working in these areas here on our own campus. 

June 15, 2017

data science pedagogy course

In June, more than 30 faculty and instructors across a range of disciplines –  from English to Sociology to Neuroscience to Physics – took a week out of their summer to explore how to incorporate tools developed for data science into their own teaching.   

June 1, 2017

Jupyter Notebooks powering Berkeley’s data science curriculum

Jupyter being used in UC Berkeley Foundations of Data Science Cours

May 26, 2017

David CullerProfessor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences David Culler has been named as Interim Dean for the newly created Division of Data Sciences. He will begin his new role on July 1, 2017. Please see below for the full announcement, which was sent to the campus community on May 26 by Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carol Christ.