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MIDS Spring 2016 Capstone Presentations

On May 2, the spring 2016 datascience@berkeley graduates presented their capstone projects in a public webinar. For the capstone project, the graduates were tasked to solve a real-world situation or problem utilizing their data science skills in communication, problem-solving, influence, and management to provide a fully realized solution.

Applications in Data Science Webinar Series Recap: Data Science For Social Good

In a recent webinar hosted by datascience@berkeley, JeanCarlo “JC” Bonilla, Director of Insight and Impact at DataKind, shared his perspective on how data science can be used to not only make better decisions about the movies we watch — but also how to make our world a better place. Participants from around the world tuned in to his one-hour presentation to listen as he explored the use of data for social good.

A Simple Model for Running Marathons

Alejandro Rojas is a student in the datascience@berkeley program, and loves models and running marathons. Combining both experiences, Rojas recounts how he successfully achieved his marathon goals using simple data models to optimize his performance.  

datascience@berkeley Students Respond to Making a Difference in Data Science

The opportunities to utilize data science skills are virtually endless. The backgrounds and interests of the students working toward a Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) degree in the datascience@berkeley program are varied across many industries, so we asked our students: How do you hope to make a difference in the data science field going forward?

Advanced Course Spotlight: Behind the Data: Humans and Values

Students in the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program at the UC Berkeley School of Information can elect to add the advanced course Behind the Data: Humans and Values to their course of study. We asked our students to reflect on the topics covered in this course and how the course has impacted the development of their data science skills.

How Cupid is Counting on Data Science to Find the Perfect Match

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many are turning to online dating sites to make sure they don’t spend the holiday alone. Such sites tout their matchmaking abilities to help clients find the perfect mate — but there’s more to matching than meets the eye.