Programmers, designers, students, and innovators spent 24 hours in Berkeley’s South Hall for the Social Innovation Hackathon, knowing that their work could make a real difference for developing countries around the world.
Thinkers50 is a global ranking of management thinkers published every two years.
The challenge: design and build a system to give the world’s underbanked people access to financial services — in under 24 hours. I School projects took both first and second place.
Zach Pardos
Pardos is an expert in the emerging field of educational data mining — applying data science methodologies to online learning environments to understand student learning.
Rajesh Veeraraghavan
Ph.D. student Rajesh Veeraraghavan is analyzing the effects of an Indian “open government” initiative, which uses information transparency to fight corruption in the distribution of government benefits.
Brazinski earned a double bachelor’s degree in three years and is now a second-year MIMS student. He is also an offensive lineman on the Cal football team.
A new student research project analyzes the text of Yelp restaurant reviews to automatically reveal the underlying topics discussed by the reviewers — and predict the rating the restaurant would have received based on each individual topic.
“I worry about many things, but I don’t worry about our students getting jobs.” —Dean AnneLee Saxenian, on how the I School offers students a pragmatic education for real-world success.
Smaller is better when it comes to an engaging learning environment like the UC Berkeley School of Information. Associate Dean Coye Cheshire explains why.
Although case law is technically public domain, legal decisions are often scattered across the Internet, locked up in proprietary systems, and only available by paying exorbitant fees. A new non-profit aims to make these legal materials easily and freely available to all.