MIDS Immersion – November 2014

In November 2014, 40 Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) students arrived on UC Berkeley's campus for datascience@berkeley's second annual immersion. Students traveled from across the United States and around the world to meet their classmates and professors in-person for the first time during our three-day immersion experience.

Data Dialogs Interview: Motiga’s Kimberly Stedman

Today, we have an interview with Kimberly Stedman, data scientist at Motiga and one of our speakers at this week’s Data Dialogs conference. Here, she talks to us about the human factors in data, the importance of accurately communicating findings, and why more data isn’t always better.

Master of Information and Data Science Students Join I School Tailgate

At a recent tailgate for the Cal/Colorado football game hosted at the University of California, Berkeley campus, the School of Information welcomed some special visitors: Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) students.

UC Berkeley Graduate Students Develop Hospital-Ranking App

UC Berkeley School of Information students have developed a “My Best Hospital” app, which helps patients find medical services catered to their specific needs. The project was completed as part of the “Storing and Retrieving Data” and “Visualizing and Communicating Data” courses. The Daily Californian covered the app in the following article.

John Wilbanks: Let’s Pool Our Medical Data

In this TED Talk, data scientist John Wilbanks discusses how strict privacy laws inhibit scientific research efforts, and asks us to imagine what potential discoveries could result from a giant pool of freely available anonymized health and genomic data.

From A to Z in the Internet of Things

We all know the Internet of Things — or at least we think we do. But what features go into that connectivity? What objects are involved in each network? Who are key players and what are they working on? Read on for our A to Z glossary of the Internet of Things…