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.
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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
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UC 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
Assistant 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
Master’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
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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
Berkeley, 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
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.
Despite 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
The 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.
June 19, 2019
UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and University of Washington lead West region collaboration