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.

May 9, 2017

Professor David Culler made a presentation on April 26 at Microsoft about Berkeley's Data Science Education Program. 

data science education program video about uc berkeley

May 4, 2017

The Data Science Education Program and its faculty lead Professor Cathryn Carson have received the Berkeley Collegium Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. See below for the full campus announcement from Serena Chen, Faculty Director of the Berkeley Collegium.


May 1, 2017

The Data Science Education Program ( has three near-term opportunities to support instructors in learning and incorporating data science approaches. We are offering an early summer workshop, connector course development resources, and course module development support. Please let us know about your interests and needs!

April 28, 2017

On April 22nd, UC Berkeley threw open its doors for its campus-wide open house, Cal Day, which each year attracts thousands of current and prospective students, their families, as well as members of the community. And for the first time, the Berkeley Data Science Education Program and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) were part of it.

April 17, 2017

Instructors at UC Berkeley are invited to a free June workshop where they can learn pedagogical methods and technical tools for data science, and get help integrating them into their own teaching. This workshop will cover how students in the Foundations of Data Science class (Data 8) have been introduced to computational and statistical concepts through hands-on analysis of real-world data, and it will support instructors from all disciplines in exploring how to teach courses that can connect with and enrich this approach.