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May 6, 2021

The UC Berkeley Academic Senate’s Committee on Teaching has presented two Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Awards to instructors in the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society in recognition of their innovative work to keep students engaged while learning remotely during the pandemic.

 

Michael I. Jordan, the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, has been named one of 10 Foreign Members to the Royal Society. In all, just 62 scientists from around the world were named Royal Society members this year.

May 3, 2021

We’re excited that the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR), an award-winning journal and a leading voice for data science, is spotlighting the UC Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) and its leadership of data science at Berkeley and throughout the UC system. 

 

April 29, 2021

Emily Smith, a double major in Data Science and Applied Mathematics, has been voted the 2021 Pac-12 Women's Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year. Smith is California's captain and senior defender. The award, which is presented in each of the 24 sports sponsored by the Pac-12, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their respective sports disciplines. 

April 23, 2021

Data science, given its scale at Berkeley, can be tricky to navigate: which data science courses should you take? What are the major requirements? How can you get help with Jupyter Notebook issues? To accommodate such data science needs, the Data Science Undergraduate Studies (DSUS) program provides peer support⁠—trained undergraduate students who assist with both the technical (Data Peer Consultants) and academic (Data Peer Advisors) sides of data science at Berkeley.

April 21, 2021

While we wish we could be meeting you in person for Cal Day, the COVID-19 pandemic precludes our usual gathering at this time. Instead, the Data Science Undergraduate Studies Program is excited to host a series of online resources and virtual events to welcome our newly admitted students.

April 19, 2021

The Data Science Discovery Program is really excited to host Aishwarya Srinivasan for a live-streamed fireside chat on all things data science! 

April 7, 2021

Speaking her Language: Using NLU to build conversational products for girls in developing countries

Project Description: Girl Effect builds products for girls in developing markets. We work in Rwanda, India, Ethiopia, South Africa and Tanzania. Our product portfolio contains magazines, television shows, music videos, websites, chatbots and social media channels, all designed to drive uptake of knowledge and change in attitude around key subject areas defined in girl effect’s theory of change.

April 1, 2021

Quanta Magazine

Rediet Abebe uses the tools of theoretical computer science to understand pressing social problems — and try to fix them.

March 29, 2021

As part of continuing research, the Women in Tech Initiative would like to enlist students to show percentages and changes over time in the participation of women in tech fields, and specifically the participation and persistence of women on the Berkeley campus in various STEM majors. This semester, a new focus of the project aims to identify interventions to make STEM more equitable and inclusive for students from under-included groups.

March 12, 2021

Thank you. During Big Give 2021, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends just like you came together to give 157 gifts (374% growth!) totaling $60,424. Your thoughtful generosity and enthusiastic participation will help the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society to support our student teams.

March 3, 2021

February 15, 2021

Although Data Science only just became an official Berkeley major in Fall 2018⁠, its versatility and applicability in almost all domains have led to its rapid expansion across campus. At Berkeley, data science can even be found in traditionally non-technological, liberal arts classes… in the form of  data science modules

February 10, 2021

Over the past five years, the Data Science Discovery program has helped hundreds of Berkeley undergraduate students join data science research projects. Students work on a team-based research project for a semester with one of Discovery’s project partners, which yield from a variety of fields and comprises Berkeley faculty, campus-affiliated start-ups, and non-profit agencies. The research projects tackle real-world issues utilizing data science techniques.

January 12, 2021

For decades, supercomputers have played a critical role in studying our climate and predicting how global changes will impact the world, as well as potential ways to mitigate those effects. With each new generation of more powerful computers, scientists have been able to create simulations in higher resolution, which reveal both new challenges and potential solutions.

December 14, 2020

A UC Berkeley research team led by Prof. Sanjit Seshia has been awarded a four-year, $8.4M project by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to research artificial intelligence-based approaches that augment humans to perform correct-by-construction design of cyber-physical systems (CPS).

December 10, 2020

Oliver O’Reilly, Computing, Data Science, and Society’s (CDSS) Associate Dean for Graduate Education and professor of Mechanical Engineering, has received the 2021 Berkeley Faculty Service Award. Alice Agogino, the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Chair in Mechanical Engineering, was also given the award. 

UC Berkeley faculty discuss the nature of misinformation during the pandemic and how to assess, evaluate and engage more effectively with the information resources we consult.

UC Berkeley Statistics Professor Deborah Nolan readily admits that writing is difficult for her. And based on what she has heard and seen in 30+ years of teaching, most of her students face the same challenge.

December 2, 2020

Last month, Berkeley’s Data Science Undergraduate Studies (DSUS) hosted the Data Science in Undergraduate Economics Workshop, bringing together academic and corporate leaders actively innovating in the intersection of undergraduate data science and undergraduate economics education.