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The challenge: design and build a system to give the world’s underbanked people access to financial services — in under 24 hours. I School projects took both first and second place.
Pardos is an expert in the emerging field of educational data mining — applying data science methodologies to online learning environments to understand student learning.
Ph.D. student Rajesh Veeraraghavan is analyzing the effects of an Indian “open government” initiative, which uses information transparency to fight corruption in the distribution of government benefits.
Brazinski earned a double bachelor’s degree in three years and is now a second-year MIMS student. He is also an offensive lineman on the Cal football team.
A new student research project analyzes the text of Yelp restaurant reviews to automatically reveal the underlying topics discussed by the reviewers — and predict the rating the restaurant would have received based on each individual topic.
“I worry about many things, but I don’t worry about our students getting jobs.” —Dean AnneLee Saxenian, on how the I School offers students a pragmatic education for real-world success.
Smaller is better when it comes to an engaging learning environment like the UC Berkeley School of Information. Associate Dean Coye Cheshire explains why.
Although case law is technically public domain, legal decisions are often scattered across the Internet, locked up in proprietary systems, and only available by paying exorbitant fees. A new non-profit aims to make these legal materials easily and freely available to all.
The four new doctoral students and 56 new MIMS students have a wide range of backgrounds, with previous degrees in cognitive science, studio art, biochemistry, physics, history, computer science, business administration, politics, sociology, psychology, literature, mathematics, graphic design, and more.
This week, the MIMS class of 2014 is finishing up summer internships to return to South Hall. We spoke with seven about what they’ve been doing this summer, how their first year’s classes prepared them for their internships, and what they’re planning for their second year and beyond.