President Biden Appoints BIDS Faculty Director Saul Perlmutter to Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist and faculty director of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), has been appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the White House

Meredith Lee Named to Board of New California Cradle-to-Career Data System

UC Berkeley’s Meredith Lee has been appointed to the governing board of the new California statewide Cradle-to-Career Data System, which will link information

Fourth Community College Receives Data Science Class Articulation Approval from UC Berkeley

Transfer students from the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) who take its foundational data science c

UC Berkeley Researchers Receive $2 Million Grant to Build Criminal Justice Big Data Tools

A group of UC Berkeley researchers recently won a 3-year, $2 million National Science Foundation grant to i

Hani Gomez, Ph.D.: Computing Pedagogy at the Nexus of Technology and Social Justice

As an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, Hani Gomez specialized in microrobotics, often working in clean rooms designed to keep out dirt and dust.

As Project Jupyter Celebrates 20 Years, Fernando Pérez Reflects On How It Started, Open Science’s Impact and the Value of Diversity in Coding

Twenty years ago, UC Berkeley Associate Statistics Professor Fernando Pérez started one of the foundational tools for analyzing large amounts of data in a transparent and collaborative way. We spoke with Pérez about why he started this project, what challenges he’s faced and what to expect from him and Project Jupyter next.

Students Help Grow Data Science Education, Tools Globally

As a leading institution in undergraduate data science studies, UC Berkeley seeks to grow a global community in data science education. The Data Science Undergraduate Studies global adoption and infrastructure student teams are spearheading these efforts.

Berkeley Unboxing Data Science Program Doubles Number of Interns in Second Year

The Berkeley Unboxing Data Science (BUDS) program nearly doubled its number of interns this summer, building off its 2020 inaugural success teaching data analysis skills to underprivileged high school students.

Data Science Discovery Program Students Help Open Accounting Data from Ancient Mesopotamia

Some UC Berkeley researchers are applying such tools to learn more about the past, like deciphering business and personal transactions recorded on clay tablets in ancient Sumer. Such tablets are drawing international attention with the news that the United States was returning 17,000 tablets and other ancient relics to Iraq at the end of July.