datascience@berkeley Inaugural Class of 2015 Graduation

On Saturday, May 16th students, family, friends, faculty and staff of the UC Berkeley School of Information gathered under the Campanile to celebrate the class of 2015, including graduates from our first Master of Information and Data Science class. AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean of the I School, greeted the graduates, family and friends, and introduced each of the speakers.

 
Image above: Graduates of the 2015 Master of Information and Data Science class.


Image above: Keynote speaker, Carl Bass, President and CEO of Autodesk.

Carl Bass, President and CEO of Autodesk, was this year’s keynote speaker. View Carl Bass' speech here. 


Image above: Graduate Sharon Lin, student speaker for the first conferral class of the Master of Information and Data Science program.

Graduate Sharon Lin was the student speaker for the first conferral class of the Master of Information and Data Science program. View Sharon Lin's speech here. 

After the graduation ceremony, graduates and faculty took advantage of the opportunity to take pictures together. Although meaningful relationships are formed in the online platform, many of the students only meet in person once a year during their immersion week.

Image above: I School hosted reception for graduates and guests.

Following the commencement ceremony, the I School hosted a reception on campus for graduates and their guests, and we asked our MIDS graduates how they intend to use their knowledge and skills in their careers. Hear MIDS graduate stories in this video. 

 
Image above: Graduates of the UC Berkeley School of Information Master of Information and Data Science program.

The UC Berkeley School of Information Master of Information and Data Science program celebrates the graduation of the 2015 inaugural class.


Image above: Master of Information and Data Science inaugural class graduates.

Congratulations to the Master of Information and Data Science inaugural class graduates!

To learn more about the Master of Information and Data Science students and graduates visit our class profile.