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.

I School News

Joshua Blumenstock

The application of machine learning technology for issues of poverty has become a widely discussed desire in international development circles. Joshua Blumenstock, assistant professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and director of the Data-Intensive Development Lab, cautions that these new digital methods must be used as a complement to more traditional approaches, not as a replacement.

At a Blum Center for Developing Economies Faculty Salon, Blumenstock highlighted ways big data is altering the field of international development. Big data sets from recent years paired with machine learning technology have produced fascinating and controversial work that Blumenstock says, must be evaluated carefully to develop nuanced understandings of those affected by poverty and its potential solution methods.

Joshua Blumenstock cautions that new digital methods of approaching issues of poverty must be used as a complement to more...
Deirdre Mulligan
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UC Berkeley and 20 other universities are forming a new consortium, the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN), to support the development of new technologies, and to explore what policies and safeguards must be put into place to ensure that they will work for the benefit of society.

Berkeley News spoke with Deirdre Mulligan, associate professor in Berkeley’s School of Information and faculty director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, about Berkeley’s long-standing commitment to supporting research and teaching that explores the social and political consequences of technology and develops strategies and methods to advance human rights and social welfare.

Berkeley and 20 other universities are forming a new consortium, the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN), to...

Events

Apr 
23

DataEDGE 2019

Are you and your organization taking advantage of the opportunities created by the flood of new data? The DataEDGE conference will bring you up to speed on the data revolution.

Apr 
24

Women Leaders in Tech: Shattering Ceilings and Scaling Cliffs

A panel of women in senior leadership roles in the technology sector discuss their experiences in an industry that continues to be largely male-dominated.

May 
16

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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Pet Set Go! is a mobile application that seeks to reduce rehoming rates...
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We use mobile phone microscopy & automated image analysis to...
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Informing voters on candidate stances and voting information
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There is no “one” right way. We all learn the best, in different ways...