The Master of Information and Data Science program is attracting data science professionals from across the country. Get to know just some of the outstanding students earning their degrees online at the UC Berkeley School of Information.
Senior Data Analyst at LinkedIn
B.S. in applied math from University of Waterloo
Builds complex analytics and visual reports to provide comprehensive responses for informed business decisions
"Data science is an amazing job where you get to be a detective, an artist, and a coder all at once. It's challenging. There are always new technologies to learn and every day you iterate through umpteen "shoot, that didn't work" moments before you get your result. You have to be tenacious. You have to lean in to learning new things when you're tired and want to stick with what you already know. But the results - getting to work on fascinating problems and the appreciation after you find your exec a solution - are so worth it."
B.S. in neuroscience from University of Pittsburgh
Focused on natural language processing and computer vision
"The I School has an outstanding curriculum for data science and has provided the flexibility to keep material current. The curriculum wouldn't matter much without strong execution. I've been continually impressed with the caliber of the faculty and staff. The online format has been great, and it's made balancing the degree with work much easier."
"I chose the MIDS program because it is the most well-rounded data science program available. Because data science is still such a broad and evolving field, I felt that a comprehensive degree would be more beneficial than a narrowly-specialized one."