Profiles

MIMS Student
Class of 2014
“I love to work on tough data problems. A year ago I was only working with Excel and now I am coding full stack web applications to solve data problems — a huge leap forward”
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.”

MIMS Student
Class of 2014
“When I decided to go back to school, the Berkeley I School was my first choice. The well-rounded and flexible program helps me improve my product development and product management skills and also explore design and human-computer interaction.”

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 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
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.”
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.”
Ph.D. Student
Focus: Information privacy and policy, social networks, sensor networks (video surveillance, RFID).
MIMS 2011
Business Strategy Manager, Hewlett-Packard

MIMS 2013
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.”

MIMS Student
Class of 2014
MIMS 2011
Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

MIMS Student
Class of 2014
“Just about every industry collects and makes use of data — airlines, banking, telecommunications, or even gaming. It’s not a matter of choice: it’s part of everyday operations. Understanding how to manage information is necessary for the success of most businesses today. It’s important and it’s big.”

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
Class of 2015

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.”
Ph.D. 2003
Research Scientist, Palo Alto Research Center
MIMS Student
Class of 2014

MIDS Student
Class of 2015

MIDS Student
Class of 2015

MIMS 2013
Associate Product Manager, Workday
“The I School has a multi-disciplinary curriculum, and you have the freedom to tailor it to your interests.”