The School of Information is UC Berkeley’s newest professional school. Located in the center of campus, the I School is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy.
The Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) is an online degree preparing data science professionals to solve real-world problems. The 5th Year MIDS program is a streamlined path to a MIDS degree for Cal undergraduates.
The School of Information's courses bridge the disciplines of information and computer science, design, social sciences, management, law, and policy. We welcome interest in our graduate-level Information classes from current UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students and community members. More information about signing up for classes.
Economist John Rutledge discusses nonequilibrium thermodynamics, network failures and the information economy, and the role played by government officials and media in the neuroscience of fear, to demonstrate how the current global economic crisis is a network failure of the worldwide information system.
Oliver Guenther is Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin. He discusses the privacy implications of the global IT infrastructure for physical objects carrying RFID tags with a unique Electronic Product Code.