Division News


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 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. 

Connectors with availability for Spring 2019

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.