Division News


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.

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

Physics @ BerkeleyThe 2018 Physics Department Magazine, Physics @ Berkeley features Berkeley’s thriving data science ecosystem.

November 20, 2018

E FlemingSenior Eleanor Fleming talks about her path from humanities to data science and how data science opens up opportunities in a variety of fields. As an intern for the Division of Data Sciences, Eleanor made videos featuring data science people and programs. She will graduate this spring as a data science major with a domain emphasis in cognition.