An op-ed by a UC Berkeley student arguing for the need for the campus' investment in data science education.
November 15, 2016
November 2, 2016
Berkeley’s data science offerings continue to grow this spring, with a variety of new courses available in departments across the campus. In addition to the courses listed below, an additional set of courses is still under development. Note that the information below is subject to change; please check back often for updates.
October 31, 2016
Probability for Data Science (Stat 140)
Instructor: Professor Ani Adhikari, Statistics
October 25, 2016
This fall the Data Science Initiative and the D-Lab partnered with student organizers to initiate the Data Scholars program, a community providing a welcoming environment and support resources to underrepresented students taking Foundations of Data Science (Data 8), Berkeley’s lower-division course for students of all intended majors.
In spring 2017, UC Berkeley data science students will have an opportunity to take a new project-based, interdisciplinary course focused on the role that hydrology plays in malaria transmission. Using data from sub-Saharan Africa, students will collaborate with each other and partners at a nonprofit organization to improve the hydrologic component of a model being used in efforts t
October 7, 2016
This fall, more than 500 students are taking Foundations of Data Science, Berkeley's lower-division data science course for students of all majors. A survey was completed in September by nearly all of the enrolled students in the Fall course (504 out of 517), taught this fall by Professor Ani Adhikari of Statistics. Below is a snapshot of the students enrolled in the course this fall.
September 29, 2016
A team of Berkeley faculty have been awarded a $150,000 Google grant and $30,000 of in-kind credits to further develop the computing environment used in Foundations of Data Science, Berkeley’s pioneering course for lower-division students of all majors.
September 9, 2016
This spring, Berkeley’s growing Data Science curriculum will take another step forward, with the introduction of a new lower-division course that allows students of all majors to learn relatively advanced statistical methods without the need for extensive prerequisites.
August 31, 2016
Students interested in data science at Berkeley are invited to join us for the Fall's first Data Science Social hosted by data science student groups like the Data Society Society, Undergraduate Statistics Association, ML@B, Diversatech, Haas Data Science Club, and more.
Time: Thursday at 6 PM - 8 PM
Location: BIDS 190 Doe Library
August 29, 2016
Undergraduate students interested in data science have a unique opportunity to apply the skills learned in class to hands-on research projects led by UC Berkeley faculty.
The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) is the perfect way to get involved in Berkeley’s world-renowned research and develop more advanced skills. URAP is one of the signature programs of a Berkeley education. Students can also earn 1 unit of academic credit for every three hours of research work (limit of 4 units per term).