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 Division of Computing, Data Science and Society and a new program in Computational Precision Health. Research centers and institutes that bring together faculty from a variety of disciplines to work on the most complex problems in this arena include the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab, Sky Computing, and the Epic Data Lab. These programs build on many existing campus strengths, including those of the departments, centers, and institutes highlighted below.