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.

datascience@berkeley Fall 2015 Capstone Presentations

On January 6, the fall 2015 datascience@berkeley graduates presented their capstone projects in a public webinar — marking the culmination of their journey through the two-year program.

datascience@berkeley Students Discuss Big Data

We asked datascience@berkeley students what variables or elements make up big data. Is big data a factor or issue of velocity, variety, or volume, or is it some mix of these?

MIDS Immersion – November 2015

Immersions are a time for our students to come to campus and absorb the culture and atmosphere of UC Berkeley and the I School. The immersion gives students across cohorts an opportunity to interact and become even more familiar with each other and their school.