As the world becomes increasingly digital, new approaches to aggregating and analyzing data are bringing huge benefits to fields as diverse as health care, astrophysics, genetics, business and public policy. Berkeley researchers lead the way in the data science that is accelerating scientific discovery across many areas.
The rapidly increasing importance of data-intensive and data-driven approaches at Berkeley has led to the establishment of a number of new programs. The most recent additions include the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), RISE Lab, the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab as well as a new Division of Data Sciences. These programs build on many existing campus strengths, including those of the centers, institutes and programs highlighted below.