UC Berkeley's scientific impact across the natural and social science domains reflects revolutionary techniques to collect, mine, and analyze unprecedented volumes and velocities of data. These achievements are augmented by our faculty's groundbreaking contributions in mathematics, statistics, computer science and machine-learning.
The rapidly increasing importance of data-intensive and data-driven approaches at Berkeley has led to the establishment of a number of new programs. Recent additions include the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) that is part of a collaborative effort supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation with a 5-year, $37.8 million initiative. BIDS programs build on many existing campus strengths, including those of the centers and institutes highlighted below. Review the many additional campus efforts in data science here.