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.
Civil engineer and geographic information systems (GIS) analyst
B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University
Focused on finding better ways to measure and analyze actions in dense, complex urban environments
"I have worked with spatial data in urban spaces for many years, and I am fascinated by how interconnected cities can be. There are so many things happening in overlapping spaces, and data from disparate sources can show correlations interplaying between seemingly unrelated aspects of the urban environment. Synthesizing this data, finding relationships, and utilizing it to inform urban policy and development is a data challenge I want to work on in the future."
Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at Intelisent
B.S. in biology from University of Arkansas
Leads a rapidly growing marketing solutions and consulting company based in Connecticut
"I have found that there are essentially two types of technical leaders: those who sit in meetings all day talking about building solutions and those who actually roll up their sleeves and lead their teams to build innovative, world-class solutions. datascience@berkeley is helping me stay at the forefront of technology and innovation."
Machine learning subcontractor for Mark Cuban Companies
B.S. in economics from Penn State University
Especially interested in the application potential of deep learning across countless industries
"As a data-driven person, I always knew I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to work with data in some capacity. I knew that I needed to expand my skill set when it came to data science skills, and the MIDS program presented itself as the perfect opportunity to learn the skills that would allow me to add more value in a data-centric position."
Previously worked at Microsoft as a developer for the Windows server operating systems division
B.S. in computer science from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
Focused on the application of machine learning to make a meaningful impact for the benefit of society
"I am fascinated by machine learning and starting to understand how enormously impactful it can be. I would love to work in an area of research or application related to computer vision through machine learning. Eventually, I hope to be able to make a meaningful impact in a field that I care about — social, environmental, medical, education, or something similar."
Head of Industry, Business & Industrial Markets at Google
B.S. in marketing from the University of Florida
Developing skills and tools to shape the future of my team and business
"The School of Information’s (I School) advantage is its multidisciplinary approach, bringing together students and faculty from fields across the spectrum. The result is a rich, engaging learning environment that is exactly what's needed to prepare students for an ever-evolving field."