Your Video Game Is Gaming You – Hunting "Whales"


The widespread use of video games on personal mobile devices has fundamentally altered gaming. Hidden under colorful cartoons is often an aggressive sales agent.

MIDS Immersion – May 2016

Immersions offer students enrolled in the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program at the UC Berkeley School of Information an opportunity to experience the Berkeley campus and connect with faculty, staff, and students in person. From May 4–8, in addition to meeting their classmates, students participated in networking events with data science professionals at top organizations during the first immersion of 2016.

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.

datascience@berkeley Students Discuss How Data Science Will Affect Industries in the Future

Data science has become an integral part of critical decision-making processes, industry trends in the workforce, and even everyday life. With this in mind, we asked students working toward a Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) degree in the datascience@berkeley program: How data science will make an impact in the future and which industry they thought would be most affected? 

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.