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December 20, 2021

At UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), the Data Science Discovery program and the Graduate School of Journalism are working with the California Reporting Project to help develop and automate a statewide database of police misconduct records that can be easily accessed by news organizations and the general public. The database project began in 2018 and is funded with a $1 million grant from Sony.

December 17, 2021

As more colleges and universities launch data science courses and programs, there is an increasing effort by schools to collaborate so that course credits can transfer with students as they transfer to other institutions.

December 13, 2021

This fall, UC Berkeley’s Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society moved one step closer to becoming a college. The University of California’s Office of the President reviewed the division’s pre-proposal, clearing the way for CDSS to revise and seek review of a final proposal laying out its detailed vision and plan for the school. If that is approved, CDSS would be the first new college at Berkeley in more than 50 years.

December 9, 2021

UC Berkeley will open a new Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public, creating space for interdisciplinary discussions about scientific discoveries, the ethics of that research and the public’s role in determining science’s trajectory, the university announced today.

December 3, 2021

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science has hired Ashish Sahni to be its new executive director starting in January, the institute announced Friday.
Long used in business, research design based on causal modeling studies “what causes what to move around” and is key to microeconometric research, which looks at the economic behavior of individuals, households, organizations or companies. A classic example is when businesses test marketing ideas through A/B tests, giving different consumers different options for buying the same item.

November 22, 2021

As artificial intelligence (AI) takes on an ever-higher profile in discussions about the economy, social and political issues and what the future holds, a trio of data science experts are calling for a reset in our mindset, and point to a 1950 paper written by noted mathematician Alan Turing.

November 16, 2021

Emma Lurie, a third-year Ph.D. student in UC Berkeley’s School of Information, found her academic calling in the political campaigns waged during the 2016 elections. Her relatives and other people she knew were deluging her with political emails that, to her, were blatantly untrue.

November 15, 2021

While taking a statistics class as part of her joint JD/PhD program at UC Berkeley, Renata Barreto realized she needed to use Python programming for assignments. So she looked for help refreshing and deepening those skills.

November 4, 2021

Sitting on a stage at the University of California, Berkeley amid four computer scientists, award-winning international artist and performer Angelique Kidjo took aim at social media platforms and the algorithms behind them for the harm they are inflicting on people and culture while racking up massive profits in the process.

October 27, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $750,000 grant to UC Berkeley professors Niloufar Salehi and Catherine Albiston and University of Southern California professor Afshin Nikzad to support efforts by the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)to implement a new elementary school zone-based student assignment policy.

October 22, 2021

As Ellora Derenoncourt and her co-author Claire Montialoux studied 1960s federal minimum wage policy, they wanted to know: did policymakers understand how making the minimum wage requirement apply to more industries would affect racial economic disparities and employment?

October 20, 2021

The University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco, today jointly launched a new, one-of-a-kind program in computational precision health, a significant step toward advancing this new field and, ultimately, improving the quality and equity of health care.

October 15, 2021

UC Berkeley is 80 percent of the way to its $6 billion Light the Way Campaign fundraising goal, part of which includes the construction of a new building that will house the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society.

October 14, 2021

Stuart Russell, a UC Berkeley computer scientist known for his work in artificial intelligence, has been named the 2021 BBC Reith Lecturer. The lecture is an annual honor bestowed by the BBC since 1948 upon some of the smartest modern experts, who then speak on important public issues.

October 13, 2021

Almost as soon as Elda Pere saw the term “data science” in UC Berkeley’s online course catalog, she knew it would be her career. In joining this field, Pere could combine her associates degree in mathematics with her passion for storytelling.

October 6, 2021

Five years of research to classify and characterize as many as 116 types of cells that control movement has led to the Oct. 6 publication of 17 new articles covering 136 pages in Nature.

October 5, 2021

When Gustave Flaubert published his groundbreaking “Madame Bovary” as a serialized novel in “Revue de Paris” in 1856, the story stirred up more than outrage and charges of obscenity against the author and publisher. It introduced a more realistic, less romantic approach to Western fiction and is now known as the first modernist novel.

September 30, 2021

California's eviction moratorium ends September 30. The state says landlords must apply for rental assistance before evicting tenants and some local governments are offering more support for residents. But housing advocates and others are worried about what will happen next.
Kathy Yelick, executive associate dean for UC Berkeley’s Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS), will be the university’s next vice chancellor for research, Chancellor Carol Christ announced today.