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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.

Ph.D. in Information Management and Systems

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

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As wearable devices and sensors like the Apple Watch and Fitbit become more common, an increasing number of apps let users share their heartrate with friends, including exercise tracking apps, gaming apps, and more.

While some people might wonder why on earth anyone would want to do such a thing, a pair of researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Information are exploring how sharing your biosignals can affect your interpersonal interactions. Ph.D. student Nick Merrill and associate professor Coye Cheshire presented their research this week at the annual ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.

Professor Marti Hearst

School of Information professor Marti Heart has been named to the CHI Academy in honor of her substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction.

Hearst’s HCI research includes user interfaces for search, information visualization of text, web site usability, and innovation in education. She wrote Search User Interfaces, the first academic book on this topic, and her search projects include usability analysis of search results clustering, the TileBars query term visualization, BioText search over the bioscience literature, and the Flamenco project that investigated and the promoted the use of faceted metadata for navigation and search.



Social Norms Hackathon

Calling all Berkeley STEM students to promote positive social norms and make a difference for good.


At Scale and under Pressure: How Social Media Moderate, Choreograph, and Censor Public Discourse

How should social media police inappropriate speech and anti-social behavior?


DataEDGE 2017

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.

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