Open House

Virtual 5th Year MIDS Open House

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Spend the afternoon getting to know the 5th Year MIDS program. This online event will feature opportunities to mingle with current 5th Year MIDS students and alumni, attend a sample lecture, and discuss application requirements, student life, return on investment, and more.


12:00–1:00 pm Information Session with Admissions Team and 5th Year MIDS Students & Alumni
1:00–1:30 pm Breakout Session with 5th Year MIDS Students & Alumni
1:30–2:15 pm Sample Lecture:
Professor Amit Bhattacharyya
2:15–2:25 pm Our Diversity: You Belong at Berkeley
2:25–2:30 pm Closing Remarks

5th Year MIDS Student & Alumni Panel

Frank Bruni, 5th Year MIDS'21, is currently working as a Quantitative Analytics Specialist for Wells Fargo. He was also a member of the Sports Analytics Group and Cal Club Baseball at Cal. Frank graduated with a BA in data science with an emphasis in physics.

Kevin Gu, current 5th Year MIDS student, is currently working as a Tutor for Computational Structures in Data Science at UC Berkeley. He is interested in being a business analyst to transform data into insights for solving real-world challenges. Kevin graduated with a BA in data science and computer science.

Inderpal Kaur, 5th Year MIDS'21, is currently working as an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC). During the 5th Year MIDS program, she focused on data science, education, and natural language processing. Inderpal graduated with a BA in data science with an emphasis in cognition.  

Joyce Li, current 5th Year MIDS student, is currently working as a Product Management Intern at Dolby Laboratories. Her goal is to gain an end-to-end understanding of a product and apply data analysis and modeling to uniquely solve business problems. Joyce graduated with a BA in data science and economics.

Kseniya Usovich, current 5th Year MIDS student, is focusing on data science and product management. Currently, she works as a Transfer Peer Advisor at UC Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS). Kseniya graduated with a BA in cognitive science and continues to use data to create data-driven solutions whether it be at work, in research, or on her personal projects.

Faculty Lecture

Amit Bhattacharyya is currently teaching Data Science W207. Applied Machine Learning. He particularly enjoys bringing real-world examples from his work (as head of data science at Vox Media) into the classroom. He received a master's and Ph.D. in physics from Indiana University, and a bachelor's in astrophysics and classics from Berkeley. He's a self-proclaimed proud and long-suffering Cal football fan.


After you register, we will follow up via email with event details.



If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting, CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about mobility access in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Neha Hora with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7–10 days in advance of the event.

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Neha Hora
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Last updated:

September 22, 2021