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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 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.

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.

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. 

December 1, 2020

Human Contexts and Ethics

It somehow seems appropriate that courses for UC Berkeley’s Human Contexts and Ethics (HCE) program are being taught online via Zoom.

November 12, 2020

Let's Make it Count     

Picture: Let’s Make It Count was announced at SXSW 2019, with a series of panels and events. The Innovation Playbook for Local Government featured (Left to Right) Xavier Hughes, Meredith Lee, Ron Jarmin, and Jeff Meisel.

The Stanford.Berkeley.UCSF Next Generation Faculty Symposium held its inaugural event on October 23rd to highlight the work of exceptional early-career scientists in the broad field of quantitative biological and biomedical sciences, with a track record of research productivity and demonstrated contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.

October 29, 2020

From the pandemic to an underfunded voting infrastructure, from declining trust in public institutions to efforts by foreign operators to further undermine the system, the 2020 U.S. national election is fraught with ways in which the integrity and security of the results can be unduly influenced, according to five UC Berkeley experts.

October 27, 2020

UC Berkeley's undergraduate Data Science Major has been named No. 1 in the nation by US News. MIT was rated second best, followed by Carnegie Mellon and Stanford.

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) was established in 2015 as a research and collaboration hub in UC Berkeley’s School of Information. Both the CLTC and I School are part of the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS).

Five years ago, Data 8 was a new small course at Berkeley and today thousands of students from various disciplines enroll each year. Countless students often share that the reason they declared Data Science as a major is because of the experience they had with Adhikari as their professor. She was awarded “Best Professor” in the Daily Californian’s 2019 edition of the Best of Berkeley