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.

Ph.D. in Information Management and Systems

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

Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS)

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

5th Year Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS)

One-year online degree training UC Berkeley undergraduates for data science careers.

Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS)

Online degree preparing cybersecurity leaders for complex cybersecurity challenges.

Coronavirus Response

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School of Information Update: All I School classes have moved online and all events will be cancelled or provided remotely.

I School News

Assistant Professor Josh Blumenstock
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Assistant Professor Josh Blumenstock has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his research designing welfare-centric machine learning.

The award will support Blumenstock’s work on a new paradigm of algorithmic decision-making — one that prioritizes social impact.

When algorithms are used to make decisions, they are typically designed for profit maximization, neglecting the impact of those decisions on society’s well-being. By focusing on developing welfare-centric machine learning, Blumenstock hopes his research will inspire people designing automated decisions to account for the social consequences of those decisions.

The award will support Blumenstock’s work on a new paradigm of algorithmic decision-making  that prioritizes social impact.
I School Innovators, Holly, Prayag, & Thejo
I School Innovators, Holly, Prayag, & Thejo

Prayag Narula (MIMS 2012), founder of Lead Genius, says his company was first conceived as a class project in South Hall.  As it turns out, he’s not the only entrepreneur who credits his School of Information education with having helped inspire a start-up: more than 45 companies have been launched by I School alumni since 2000.  Now a trio of I School founders are giving back to Berkeley and inviting others to join them in supporting new generations of “I School Innovators.”

A trio of I School founders are giving back to Berkeley and inviting others to join them in supporting new generations of “I...

Events

May 
14

MIMS Final Project Showcase

Graduating master’s students present their intriguing research projects and innovative new information systems. A panel of judges will select outstanding projects for the James R. Chen Award.

Student Projects

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We use mobile phone microscopy & automated image analysis to...
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Investigating the impact of polling place closures on voter turnout
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Sound-based fall detection using AI.