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.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Response

I School News

Hany Farid
Hany Farid

Should big tech companies be reined in? The flashpoint surrounding regulation is Federal Law Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act. Section 230 was enacted in 1996 — long before Facebook, Google, and Twitter — and it provides, in part, websites with protection from liability for content created and shared on their sites by users. 

I School Professor Hany Farid thinks changes need to be made to Sec 230 which would remove the blanket protection from liability these companies currently enjoy.

“We can and we must do better when it comes to contending with some of the most violent, harmful, dangerous, hateful, and fraudulent content online. We can and we must do better when it comes to contending with the misinformation apocalypse that has emerged over the past few years.”

Should big tech companies be reined in? I School Professor Hany Farid thinks changes need to be made to Sec 230 which would...
The Charisma Machine cover / Morgan G. Ames
The Charisma Machine cover / Morgan G. Ames

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) has awarded its 2020 Best Information Science Book Award to The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child, by School of Information Assistant Adjunct Professor Morgan Ames.

“The Charisma Machine offers a cautionary tale about the allure of technology hype and the problems that result when utopian dreams drive technology development,” stated the awards committee.

The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child, by Professor Morgan Ames wins ASIS&T’s 2020 Best...

Events

Aug 
13

Data Science Summer 2020 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

Logo Design
There are many solutions to resolve issues with passwords, but our...
Sidewaukee: Making our city accessible
Enabling wheelchair users to confidently anticipate obstacles using...
teaser_6.png
An optimization tool for street sweeping planning to create a clean and...