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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.  

November 13, 2018

November 1, 2018

Today, UC Berkeley announced the next stage in its realization of the research university for the 21st Century – serving a connected world, recognizing the profoundly integrative character of the frontiers of knowledge, and using unprecedented observational and computational capabilities to make a positive difference in that world. 

October 25, 2018

This month’s issue of Nature includes a spotlight on Translational Data Science, co-authored by the Division of Data Sciences Interim Dean David Culler, West Big Data Innovation Hub Executive Director Meredith Lee, and colleagues.

October 23, 2018

After taking Data 8 as a freshman, Subhiksha Mani discovered the potential of data science to drive discovery. Now a senior, she plans to major in Data Science with a domain emphasis in Cognition. Subhiksha shares her thoughts about the growth of data science at Berkeley, her internship at YouTube, and the upside of uncertainty. 

This interview was condensed and edited for clarity. 

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