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 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.
Information visualization has expanded beyond the research lab into a wide range of professional disciplines and fields. Professor Marti Hearst has taught information visualization at the I School since 1998.
MIMS students Brian Goodness and Owen Hsiao won first place in this weekend’s Hack2Health “Innovations in Diabetes” Hackathon. Their team designed an app to enhance the restaurant dining experiences of diabetes patients.
“We’re going to have much less privacy in the future,” says Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, UC Berkeley’s new university librarian. Privacy and surveillance are caught in an arms race, but surveillance is going to win that arms race.
Is technology affecting our mental health? Can technology support free speech and still protect against harassment? How do we embed our biases in big data algorithms? The Center for Technology, Society & Policy wants to explore these questions and more.