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March 9, 2019

On Friday March 8, International Women’s Day, women from a range of backgrounds came together for a symposium at UC Berkeley to highlight the experience of women in tech, particularly the growing field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  

February 28, 2019

Data science and technology fields have long lagged in becoming more inclusive of women and underrepresented groups.  The inaugural Data & Tech for All Week, which launches Monday, highlights efforts across UC Berkeley that aim to change this reality.

February 27, 2019

Imagine a world in which a personalized cure for each person’s sickness was possible. 

February 26, 2019

As the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference approaches, we caught up with Meredith Lee, one of the event speakers and the Executive Director of the West Big Data Innovation Hub.

February 25, 2019

Last semester, UC Berkeley seniors Mansi Shah and Samson Mataraso created a DeCal class to provide their peers with hands-on exposure to the human side of data science. They see the class, “Exploring Data Science & Social Good,” and others like it as opportunities to build understanding around data and its transformative power—for better as well as for worse.

February 19, 2019

An interview with Data 8 co-creator Ani Adhikari

UC Berkeley Statistics professor Ani Adhikari helped develop and is one of the principle instructors of the hugely popular course Data 8: Foundations of Data Science, which teaches data science applications to thousands of students a year from scores of different majors. Below are some highlights from an interview with Professor Adhikari exploring how the innovative course engages and serves a broad cross section of students.

February 12, 2019

The newest class of Data Scholars bonded over brigadieros, Berkeley, and a common love for data at the Spring 2019 Data Scholars Kickoff last Friday. Joining them were numerous special guests, including Google’s VP of Engineering Luiz André Barroso, Google Earth Engine Co-founder Matt Hancher, a former Data Science Scholars leader, and members of the Division of Data Sciences leadership team.

February 4, 2019

More than 75 students, mentors, industry, and community members came together at Wozniak Lounge in Soda Hall to kick off this year's Women in Data Science (WiDS) Datathon, which continues through this month.

Watch video highlights(link is external) and learn more about the Datathon here(link is external).

January 28, 2019

More than 1,600 students signed up for Data 8: Foundations of Data Science this semester, making this innovative introductory course the largest on campus. The growing enrollment is just one indication of the continuing enthusiasm for Data 8, which launched as a pilot in 2015 with fewer than 100 students.

January 23, 2019

Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Paul Alivisatos sent the following message today:

January 22, 2019

January 15, 2019

This semester's Connector courses offer Data 8 students the opportunity to explore data science in a variety of disciplines, from physics to literature to child nutrition in the developing world. Learn more about some of the offerings below, click here to find out more about Connectors, and go here for a listing of all Spring 2019 options. 

January 7, 2019

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost made the following announcement today: 

The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the inaugural position of Associate Provost of the Division of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information.

water data challenge participantsOur Discovery Program is rolling out an exciting set of new projects this semester, offering data science students opportunities to contribute to a range of initiatives, from boosting the UN humanitarian efforts through data collaboration, to minimizing the ills of Bay Area traffic, to fighting pests des

January 6, 2019

t kalilLast fall, Schmidt Futures provided a grant to UC Berkeley’s Division of Data Sciences, with the goal of identifying specific opportunities for new and expanded data collaboratives by engaging our students, faculty, and external partners.

December 13, 2018

Berkeley’s first data science majors graduate this weekend, breaking ground in a field that was just beginning to take shape when they initially arrived on campus.

December 4, 2018

Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Paul Alivisatos sent the following announcement regarding the search for the Associate Provost of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information.

Dear colleagues,      

I am writing to invite your input on the search for the position of Associate Provost of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information.

December 1, 2018

Our Fall 2018 Data Science Showcase featured data science research and projects on everything from disaster response to gerrymandering to human rights and AI. 

Researchers presented lightning talks and posters on a diverse array of projects with academic, government, and industry partners. Microsoft partner organizations highlighted opportunities to participate in projects pushing the frontiers of AI and exploring technology solutions to social challenges like energy and transportation.

November 30, 2018

ShowcaseOur Fall Data Science Showcase will feature the latest data science research on everything from the search for extraterrestrial life to fake news to toxic air.

November 21, 2018

The 2018 Physics Department Magazine, Physics @ Berkeley features Berkeley’s thriving data science ecosystem. The article "Dealing with Data, Berkeley Leads the Way in Data Science Education" includes perspectives from Division of Data Sciences leaders David Culler and Cathryn Carson.