Leadership

Jennifer Chayes

Associate Provost; Dean of the School of Information
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Jennifer Chayes is Associate Provost of the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, and Dean of the School of Information. She is a Professor of EECS, Mathematics, Statistics, and the School of Information. Before joining Berkeley, she was a Technical Fellow at Microsoft, where she led research programs for over 20 years and was founder and managing director of three interdisciplinary labs: Microsoft Research New England, New York City, and Montreal.

Before joining Microsoft, Chayes was a Professor of Mathematics at UCLA, where she...

Armando Fox

Associate Dean of Online Programs
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Armando Fox is Professor of Computer Science, Faculty Advisor for Digital Learning Strategy, Campus Equity Advisor, and Computer Science Diversity Officer at UC Berkeley. With colleague David Patterson, he co-designed and co-taught Berkeley’s first Massive Open Online Course on Engineering Software as a Service, offered through edX, through which over 10,000 students in over 120 countries have earned certificates of completion. His current research in online education and education technology includes automatic feedback on students’ computer programs for programming style, helping students...

Blair Feldman

Chief Financial Officer/Division Finance Lead
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Blair comes to Cal after spending more than two years managing business operations for Stanford University School of Medicine's Division of General Surgery, where she led a large team supporting finance & analysis, academic affairs, research administration, and general administration.

Before Stanford, Blair worked at the National Institutes of Health for over eight years, most recently serving as the Deputy Budget Officer at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, MD where she managed the team responsible for the formulation, execution, and forecasting of an...

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Catherine Ceniza Choy is a Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. The daughter of Filipino immigrants, Catherine was born and raised in New York City. She received her Ph.D. in history from UCLA in 1998 and her bachelor’s degree in history from Pomona College in 1991. She chaired the Department of Ethnic Studies (2012-2015, 2018-2019), served as Associate Dean of the College of Letters & Science’s Division of Undergraduate Studies (2019-2021), and was a member of the Faculty Leadership Academy’s inaugural cohort in 2019. Her scholarly specialties include Asian American...

Charis Thompson

Associate Dean for Campus Partnerships
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Charis Thompson, Chancellor’s Professor at UC Berkeley, is helping to integrate the social sciences, humanities, and arts in the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society as the Associate Dean for Campus Partnerships. She is passionate about this mission and believes it befits UC Berkeley’s public nature, social justice orientation, and unique distribution of excellence across campus. Charis recently completed a year as Visiting Professor at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study School of Social Science, co-convening the year’s theme seminar on Science and the State with...

Cynthia LuBien

Chief Development Officer
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

For more than three decades, Cynthia LuBien has devoted her career to supporting education. Her industrial relations and campaign experience includes roles as assistant dean for development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Science and Tufts University School of Engineering, as well as director of campaign and major gifts for the Perkins School for the Blind. Most recently, she was fundraising counsel to the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University, helping to...

John DeNero

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society
Data Science Education Program

John DeNero is the Giancarlo Teaching Fellow and an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. John has co-developed and teaches two of the largest courses on campus, CS 61A and Data 8. His teaching has been honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Jim and Donna Gray Faculty Award for Undergraduate Teaching, and the Diane McEntyre Award for Excellence in Teaching. His research on natural language processing focuses primarily on interactive AI-based systems to assist professional translators. His research on...

Meredith Lee

Chief Technical Advisor
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society
Meredith Lee is the Chief Technical Advisor to the Associate Provost of Computing, Data Science, and Society at the University of California at Berkeley. She focuses on technical foundations, applications, and implications of computing, information, and data -- spanning multidisciplinary areas such as health and medicine, climate and sustainability, and human welfare and social justice. Under the Obama Administration, she led the White House Innovation for Disaster Response & Recovery Initiative and guided strategic data science research programs in graph analytics, risk assessment,...

Rebecca Ulrich

Executive Assistant to Associate Provost Chayes
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Rebecca’s background includes media and communications, having worked for public television and other media outlets. An Illinois native, her career pivoted upon moving to California where she worked for 16 years as a legal assistant and office manager in the largest Black-owned immigration law firm in San Francisco. She’s been at UC Berkeley for seven years, in various positions including supporting three Vice Provosts before coming to CDSS.

A strong desire to support staff on campus led to her volunteering for many UC Berkeley staff organizations, including the Executive Boards...

Rebecca Miller

Chief Administrative Officer/Chief of Staff
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society