Advancing knowledge and practice wherever people interact with information and technology

Degree Programs

Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS)

Educating information professionals to provide leadership for an information-driven world.

Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS)

Online degree preparing data science professionals to solve real-world problems.

 

Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS)

Online degree preparing cybersecurity leaders for complex cybersecurity challenges.

Ph.D. in Information Management and Systems

A research program for next-generation scholars of the information age.

I School News

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South Hall

As an Army veteran at the I School, Steve Trush (MIMS ’18) felt empowered to apply his experience in operational planning and security risk management in the “tech for social good” space: “We learn in the military how to lead diverse teams to solve problems under immense resource constraints, but that skill needs to be adapted to how the tech industry works ... the I School helps make that translation of skills possible.”

The incoming cohort of the I School’s newest degree program, the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS), includes several student veterans. Delivered online, MICS provides the technical skills and contextual knowledge students need to assume leadership positions in technology companies as well as government and military organizations.

The Master of Information and Cybersecurity provides the technical skills and contextual knowledge students need to assume...
Street scene in Kabul, where phones are ubiquitous
Street scene in Kabul, where phones are ubiquitous

In developing economies, only one in five adults saves money in a formal account. A new study finds that mobile banking — and insights from behavioral economics — can facilitate default savings programs, effectively reaching the world’s rural poor through the devices they are already using.

The study, co-authored by Professor Blumenstock, found that nudging employees to save with default savings plans was strikingly effective in Afghanistan, one of the world’s least financially developed countries. “Data science can often be fairly ‘hands-off,’" Blumenstock said. “But here we spent a lot of time with the people in the study, and — not just in the data, but through personal stories — saw how helping people to save could improve other aspects of their lives.”

Prof Blumenstock uses data science to improve financial inclusion in Afghanistan.

Events

Aug 
16

Data Science Capstone Project Showcase

Graduating MIDS students present their data science projects. A panel of judges will select two outstanding projects for the Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award.

Sep 
12

100th Birthday Celebration

In 1918 — 100 years ago — UC Berkeley began a full-time program in library science. Join us to learn about the history of UC Berkeley's School of Information, from its origins in library science to today, and celebrate with us afterward with a reception and birthday cake.

Student Projects

Deep Learning for Safe Driving
Deep Learning for Safe Driving.
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Patients should be the doctor’s focus, not the computer.  Scriboto...
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A tool for better understanding the dynamics of food insecurity.
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A data science exploration of rap lyrics, and what it takes to make it...