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 Science

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)

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

I School headshot Ian Castro
I School headshot Ian Castro

Ian Castro (MIMS ’23) is using his data science skills to support the Eviction Research Network, a project seeking to create an organized database on how evictions are occurring in the United States. 

“We’ve seen that having this research impacts policy and that policymakers do care about this. So, the goal is to have this info available, so advocates on the ground running campaigns can cite this or so policymakers that care about this issue can help people who are at risk.” 

Ian Castro (MIMS ’23) is working with the Eviction Research Network, a project seeking to create an organized database on how...
photo of Alex Hanna, smiling
photo of Alex Hanna, smiling

Tesla founder Elon Musk took over Twitter last month and installed himself as its chief executive officer. Then he laid off half the social media platform’s workforce. Amidst these changes, he’s discussed charging users $8 per month to be verified on the platform and putting Twitter behind a paywall.

In this Q&A, we spoke to Alex Hanna, a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s School of Information and director of research at Distributed AI Research Institute. Hanna explained how social media impacts our democracy; how Twitter has affected past U.S. elections; and how Musk’s most recent changes to the platform could affect the flow of disinformation moving forward.

Alex Hanna discusses how social media impacts our democracy; how Twitter has affected past U.S. elections; and how Musk’s most...

Events

Nov 
30

How Polarization Can Help Solve the Misinformation Problem

David Rand is a leading expert in the psychology of misinformation. Rand is a systems biologist and psychologist and runs MIT’s Human Cooperation Lab.

Dec 
07

Cybersecurity Fall 2022 Capstone Project Showcase

Graduating MICS students present their cybersecurity projects. A panel of judges will select an outstanding project for the Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award.

Dec 
15

Data Science Fall 2022 Capstone Project Showcase

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

Student Projects

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Open Zero Knowledge Integration: a zk-SNARK-based proof framework for...
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Use satellite images to calculate historical burn severity and build a...
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A big picture overview of the no code industry and help for founders in...
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We leverage deep learning to solve the inverse design problem,...