Division News


April 24, 2019

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Talk by Alexander Valdes, Co-Head Research Investment Engineering at Bridgewater

12:00 - 1:30, Thursday, April 25 | 306 Soda

April 19, 2019

March 27, 2019

The Division has an exciting lineup of events for CalDay, Saturday April 13.

Mark your calendars for these opportunities to talk with students, faculty, and staff and learn more about data science across campus!


March 11, 2019

In a few years, if we walk down the campus, and we ask a random student about analyzing and making inferences from data...that will be as natural as using email, Facebook, or a web browser because data science is becoming part of the educational and intellectual fabric of UC Berkeley

- Fernando Pérez

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 sent the following message today:

January 22, 2019