Profiles

MIMS 2013
Interaction Designer, Google
“The UC Berkeley I School is one of the most desirable programs for information design, engineering, management, research, entrepreneurship, and business consulting.”
Ph.D. 2003
Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

MIMS 2011
U.S. Coast Guard
“My master’s final project was about using social media in large organizations. I think information science will continue focusing on the sociological aspects of information.”

MIMS 2012
Google
“In 10 years, I expect information services and applications for the masses to be delivered in a much more personalized way. We can already see some of these applications today, but in the future they will be truly interconnected.”
MIMS Student
Class of 2015
“The diverse backgrounds and experiences at the I School lead to really interesting discussions, and the relatively small size of the community helps us forge meaningful relationships.”
MIMS Student
Class of 2015
“I’m interested in building literacy for data-driven decisions in ways that support transparency and trust in the outcomes.”
MIMS 2012
User Experience Designer, Location Labs
“I came to the I School to gain a deeper understanding of the technology I had been working on, and to learn social research skills to pursue a career in UX research.”
Ph.D. Student
Focus: How information and communications technologies help mediate a transnational relationships and bridge the cultural distance between African firms and their Western counterparts, based on a case-study of Kenya’s emerging IT-enabled outsourcing industry

MIDS Student
“I believe that education needs data science leaders. Educators are increasingly aware of how they can use data — I see it as an opportunity to not just improve test scores, but to change the world for the better.”

Ph.D. 2008
Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research
Research Assistant Professor, New York University
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of New South Wales
MIMS 2013
Open Source Advocate, Twitter
“Berkeley’s MIMS program stands out from all other programs by balancing its core curriculum with coursework that reflects current trends and practices from technology leaders in the Bay Area.”
MIMS Student
Class of 2015
“I am interested in applying machine learning techniques to analyze contextual or bio-sensory data and improve people’s quality of life.”

MIDS Student
“Sensors are going to be ubiquitous, so how do we derive insight from billions of simultaneous data streams? Amazing things are happening with sensors and the scale is going to be huge.”

MIMS Student
Class of 2015
“When I heard about program’s human-centered approach to technology and design, I instantly knew I wanted to be here.”
Ph.D. Student
“I think we can do a better job of using the Internet to tap into how people are doing, how they’re feeling, and what matters to them — online democracy, in a way, but minus the hype.”
MIMS 2011
Experience Designer, Netflix
MIMS 2010
User Experience Designer, Adobe
MIMS 2012
DreamWorks Animation
“I’m interested in creating new ways to display and interact with information, exploring whether certain visual representations are better than others for learning and memory.”
MIMS Student
Class of 2015
“People here are solving problems that matter and making an impact on consumers’ lives around the world.”
Ph.D. Student
“The I School attracts people who don’t want to be put in a box. Ph.D. students have diverse interests and talents that intersect to offer a rich and enlightening perspective.”
MIMS 2011
Business Strategy Manager, Hewlett-Packard

MIMS 2013
Senior Software Engineer, Ancestry.com
“I chose the I School for its multidisciplinary approach, which forces me to consider issues related to society, law, and information organization — issues I would not have thought of with a computer science or information retrieval background.”

MIMS 2001
Senior Technical Program Manager, Twitter

MIMS 2013
Integration Specialist, RichRelevance
“The I School attracts people from all sorts of backgrounds, and brings us together in a collaborative environment. We create our best work on interdisciplinary teams. It's a great community to be a part of.”

MIDS Student
“Data science is an amazing job where you get to be a detective, an artist, and a coder all at once. It’s challenging; you have to be tenacious — but the results are so worth it.”

MIMS 2011
Senior Manager, Global Supply Chain Strategy, Gap Inc.
MIMS 2013
User Experience & User Interface Designer, Apple
“There’s no other school like it. The I School is truly a unique place that allows students to explore their passions — people come here to do amazing things.”

MIDS Student
“The MIDS program is the most well-rounded data science program available. Because data science is still a broad and evolving field, a comprehensive degree is more beneficial than a narrowly-specialized one.”

MIDS Student
Class of 2015
“The program touches the whole spectrum of data science: from formulating questions and designing experiments, to performing the analysis on the data, to presenting that data in the most effective way, and everything in between.”

MIMS 2012
Program Manager, Microsoft
“I’m interested in trends and innovations that affect the way we collaborate. The enterprise 2.0 revolution is just beginning.”