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When Alan Liang applied for a job as an undergraduate student assistant at UC Berkeley in December 2017, the last thing on his mind was helping launch a nationwide revolution in teaching data science at colleges and universities. It just worked out that way.
September 24, 2021
A team of UC Berkeley students and graduates won a $10,000 grand prize in a University of California systemwide competition this week for their data-driven project, Blackbook University.
September 22, 2021
Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist and faculty director of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), has been appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the White House announced today.
September 17, 2021
UC Berkeley’s Meredith Lee has been appointed to the governing board of the new California statewide Cradle-to-Career Data System, which will link information across spectrums like education and social services to better equip policymakers, educators and the public to address social and economic disparities and improve opportunities for students across the state to succeed.
September 13, 2021
Transfer students from the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) who take its foundational data science course will now get credit for Data 8 at UC Berkeley, a data science class at the university.
City College is the fourth community college to receive Berkeley’s Data Science Undergraduate Studies program approval for Data 8 articulation. The Math 108 class at CCSF helps students learn about data science and provides relevant transfer credits.
September 7, 2021
A group of UC Berkeley researchers recently won a 3-year, $2 million National Science Foundation grant to improve the useability of big criminal justice datasets for public defenders and others.
August 20, 2021
As an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, Hani Gomez specialized in microrobotics, often working in clean rooms designed to keep out dirt and dust. But over the course of her five years of study, she became increasingly interested in a part of academia that’s not so precise nor neat and tidy -- implicit bias, racism and their effects on the university and broader community.
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Participants talk at the National Workshop on Data Science Education taking place from June 24 to June 27, 2019 at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif. (Photo/Noah Berger)
August 10, 2021
The Berkeley Unboxing Data Science (BUDS) program nearly doubled its number of interns this summer, building off its 2020 inaugural success teaching data analysis skills to underprivileged high school students.
Many of this year’s 23 interns entered the program with negative experiences in math and computing and no coding expertise, facilitators said. By the end of the internship, students were teaching each other data science skills and using them to investigate societal issues including COVID-19.
August 9, 2021
Undergrad DS students add a range of expertise to decoding clay tablet tabulations
In many instances, data science points to a brighter future where better machine learning tools and algorithms are used to solve problems ranging from climate change to better healthcare access, from improving traffic safety to finding the very best deals on Prime Day.
July 29, 2021
California is amidst a period of intensifying drought. As of July 8, Governor Gavin Newsrom (D-Calif.) had issued drought emergency declarations for 50 of the state's 58 counties and had urged local residents to voluntarily reduce their water use. Californians have seen dry periods like this before that prompted water scarcity concerns.
UC Berkeley and two others won a five-year, $20-million award to create the National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute for Advances in Optimization, the National Science Foundation announced today.