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

Richmond Wong

Instead of looking for design solutions to fix existing problems in privacy, I School researchers used speculative design fictions to explore the potential privacy issues that may arise in future uses and adoptions of emerging biosensing technologies.

“If we recognize that technologies can help embed and promote social values that affect people's lives,” said Richmond Wong, “then we should be thoughtful about these social values during the design and development of technological systems. Privacy by Design argues that privacy should be addressed throughout the design process, not just as an afterthought. It also suggests that engineers and designers have a role to play in addressing privacy, in addition to legal professionals.”

Instead of looking for design solutions to fix existing problems in privacy, I School researchers used speculative design...
graphic displaying passthoughts and earEEG

School of Information researchers are making what once may have been considered a technological fiction a reality through their innovative biosensing research. Consumers may soon find “passthoughts” technology in their own arsenal of security tools.

A passthought is a particular thought or memory, recorded through brainwave measurements using electroencephalograms (EEGs), that acts as a substitute for a traditional password.  The researchers have developed a custom-fit earpiece that that can capture brainwave signals from the ear canal, and with it made the first-ever demonstration of one-step three-factor authentication. 

I School researchers have developed a custom-fit earpiece that that can capture “passthoughts” through brainwave signals...



Privacy, Disclosure, and Social Exchange Theory

Jen King explores how people think about information privacy in online settings.


Data Science Fall 2018 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.


School of Information 2019 Winter Commencement

Honor summer and fall I School graduates with keynote speaker, student speaker, and presentation of the Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award.

Student Projects

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