Data Digest: Week of 7/22

This week in data — ESPN poaches Nate Silver from the New York Times, police scan license plates for signs of theft, volunteers crowdsource radiation tracking in Japan, smart cars get even smarter, and Netflix creates television with you in mind.

Data After Death

A recent DataEDGE 2013 panel explored the emerging debate over what happens to the digital data that is left behind after a person has passed away. Stephen Wu touched on the legal aspects of the “digital afterlife.” One of the key questions at hand — can digital assets be considered “property,” or do they require new guidelines for appropriate disbursement? How can you best protect your digital assets, and yourself?

Hans Rosling: Stats That Reshape Your Worldview

Public health professor Hans Rosling shows how data visualization tools can “animate and liberate” United Nations’ data about developing nations in his 2006 TED Talk.

Welcome to the datascience@berkeley Blog

By now, you’ve heard the news — the UC Berkeley School of Information is launching the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) degree delivered online, and we’re excited about …

UC Berkeley School of Information announces first online Master of Information and Data Science degree

Berkeley, Calif., July 17, 2013 — Responding to the national shortage of data scientists, the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Information (I School) today announced the launch of …