The Power of Data: How Berkeley's I School is Bringing More Women into Data Science

It’s hard to go a week without seeing a new headline about the importance of data. It’s being used to prevent heart attacks, make factories more efficient, and power self-driving cars. Demand for data scientists is soaring: it’s the fastest growing job in the US, according to LinkedIn. But as data science becomes an increasingly crucial field, women are missing out: only about 26 percent of data jobs are filled by women. And more to the point, the world is missing out on them.

The Language of Data: Analyzing the State of the Union

What can be found in the words of a president’s address? datascience@berkeley compares more than 100 years of State of the Union addresses to find out who’s saying what.

The Political Pendulum: Party Control and Strength in Congress

What does Congress look like after each election? The latest from datascience@berkeley visualizes the speed and strength of political shifts in Congress over time.

Cheer Smarter: Using Advanced Metrics to Analyze the Cost of Being a Sports Fan

 
Can one sports team be quantifiably more fun than the rest?

Year in Review: 2017 MIDS Program Report

Highlights from datascience@berkeley’s 2017 status report.

MIDS 2018 Winter Commencement

This winter datascience@berkeley commencement ceremony underlined how the program has fostered a sense of community for its online students, regardless of geography.