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April 11, 2018

Learn about exciting opportunities over summer with the Division of Data Sciences: 1) Data Science Pedagogy and Practice: A Short Summer Workshop 2) Graduate Student Introduction to Data Science Pedagogy 3) Human Contexts and Ethics (HCE) Workshop 4) Request Development Support for Data Science Modules 5) Proposals for Data Science Connector Courses (Fall or Spring)

April 9, 2018

Foundations of Data Science (STAT C8) will be available during the summer session! Foundations of Data Science, or Data 8, is Berkeley's innovative introduction to core concepts of programming and statistics. Get hands-on experience working with data while exploring real-world issues ranging from racial profiling to social networks to California water usage.

The course satisfies the L&S Quantitative Reasoning requirement and the statistics requirement in most majors that require statistics.

Session: Session C (June 18 - Aug 10)

Units: 4

Instructors: TDB

April 4, 2018

In this one-day workshop, graduate students will learn about the pedagogy of the Data Science Education Program. This workshop will cover some of the computational and statistical concepts that students learn in the Foundations of Data Science class (Data 8) and Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Data 100), as well as an overview of the Connector courses and Modules. It will also give experience using a cloud based computing environment. Graduate students can use these skills to improve teaching, to imagine new types of teaching, and learn what resources are available.

Berkeley’s undergraduate Data Science programs include a requirement for students to learn about the human, social, and ethical contexts in which data analytics and computational inference play a central role.

Human Contexts and Ethics (HCE) classes can be taught by instructors in different areas:

  • Instructors who address contextual and ethical issues directly in the many domain areas where data science is put to work

March 23, 2018

This opinion piece has been contributed by Lucy C. Erickson, Natalie Evans Harris and Meredith M. Lee, three members of the D4GX community. All three authors contributed equally to this piece.

March 21, 2018

Students and campus student organizations no longer have to search far to find resources, space and a community to answer all of their data science questions.  Data Science Nexus is a new program designed to help unite students interested in data science from all across campus. The program, housed on the first floor of Moffitt Library, is a collaborative program between Moffitt Library, the Division of Data Science, and UC Berkeley data science student clubs.

March 14, 2018

March 9, 2018

Event Information 

March 19th 6 - 7:30 PM

Hearst Field Annex B

Registration Link: https://www.tinyurl.com/dscareertalk

The Division of Data Sciences, in partnership with Data Science Society at Berkeley, is proud to launch the first in our series of Data Science Info Sessions.

March 6, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

4:00 pm - 7:15 pm

California Memorial Stadium, Field Club

See where the cloud can take you at Microsoft’s Azure University Tour, a free learning event for student developers, faculty, and staff where you'll code alongside industry experts, boost your cloud development skills, and test cutting-edge technology.

Check out some of the content we'll be featuring at the event:

February 27, 2018

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 Data 8: Foundations of Data Science(link is external) will be available online starting on April 2nd, 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.

New page on BIDS formalizing the transition from the BIDS Collaborative to the Data Science Discovery Program. 

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