Data Science

Related Faculty

Morgan G. Ames
Assistant Professor of Practice
Alumni (MIMS 2006)
Science and technology studies; computer-supported cooperative work and social computing; education; anthropology; youth technocultures; ideology and inequity; critical data science
Daniel Aranki
Assistant Professor of Practice
Predictive medicine; artificial intelligence; machine learning; tele-health; information disclosure; privacy; security.
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Associate Professor
Natural language processing, computational social science, machine learning, digital humanities
Coye Cheshire
Professor
Trust, social exchange, social psychology, and information exchange
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Professor
Biosensory computing; climate informatics; information economics and policy
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Associate Professor (I School and Computer Science)
Data management, interactive or human-in-the-loop data analytics, information visualization, crowdsourcing, data science
Steven Weber
Professor of the Graduate School
International politics, international business, and the information economy; Cybersecurity; Behavioral economics within Information Systems

Recent Publications

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May 15, 2022

During the pandemic in the United States, there has been considerably more interest in home abortions than in minimally or nonclinically supported self-abortions. As access barriers to in-person abortion care increase due to legal restrictions and COVID-19–related disruptions, individuals may be turning to the internet for information and services on out-of-clinic medication abortions. Google searches allow us to explore timely population-level interest in this topic and assess its implications.

Mar 16, 2022

Here we show that data from mobile phone networks can improve the targeting of humanitarian assistance.

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Data Science news

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Berkeley researchers, including Prof. Coye Cheshire, used Google search data to explore interest in at-home abortion and assess its implications.

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Jennifer Chayes and Tsu-Jae King author an op-ed for the LA Times: California’s math education needs an update, but not the one proposed.

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Ph.D. student Emma Lurie is the recipient of a 2022 Outstanding Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award from the UC Berkeley Graduate Division and Graduate Assembly.

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MIDS student Allison Fox has been awarded the Data For Good Fellowship for her work to improve health outcomes in disadvantaged countries. 

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Her start-up, Ponder, is leading the way with a $7M round of seed financing.

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On the Nature Podcast, Professor Blumenstock discusses his research using machine learning to help deliver aid to Togo’s poorest citizens. 

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