UC Berkeley: Data Forward – CDSS In The Harvard Data Science Review

May 3, 2021

We’re excited that the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR),(link is external) an award-winning journal and a number one voice for knowledge science, is spotlighting the UC Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) and its management of knowledge science at Berkeley and all through the UC system.

This subject of HDSR examines our work from quite a lot of totally different views, giving a complete look into all issues knowledge science at Berkeley. It additionally supplies beneficial perception into how this subject—one which’s quickly reworking science, enterprise, civic, and every day life—is coming into its personal.

First, there’s a wide-ranging conversation(link is external) between HDSR Founding Editor in Chief Xiao-li Meng(link is external), President Michael Drake of the University of California(link is external) system, and UC Berkeley Associate Provost Jennifer Chayes. Originally carried out in January of this 12 months, it explores the position of knowledge in society, what the UC System is doing within the space of knowledge science training, and the way it matches into our bigger objective as California’s premier public increased instructional establishment.

In the interview, President Drake underscored the significance of values and fairness as a key a part of the mission of knowledge science on the University of California. “…There’s a line within the play Hamilton(link is external), a music known as “In the Room Where It Happened”…There are places where decisions are made that change us and society as we go forward. And power in the 18th century meant sitting around the table where those decisions were being made so that you could influence that future…When we’re all in those rooms and those things are happening, I just want to make sure that social equity is in those rooms as well, that we bring that to those discussions and to the work that we’re doing. So that would be something I’d ask for data science.”

Next, in Data Science and computing at UC Berkeley(link is external), Jennifer Chayes lays out CDSS’s pioneering imaginative and prescient and progress in constructing a university-wide entity for knowledge science and computing to deal with the alternatives and challenges of our instances. The article features a dialogue of Associate Provost Chayes’s ideas by three deans of UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences: founding dean Debra Richardson, former dean and current UC Irvine provost Hal Stern, and present dean Marios Papaefthymiou. There are additionally three different dialogue items written by leaders of different establishments. (These rejoinder items will probably be made accessible later in May.)

Launched in 2019, HDSR, which is revealed by the MIT Press, is a number one journal whose objective is to supply authoritative however accessible peer-reviewed content material to outline and form knowledge science as a scientifically rigorous and globally impactful multidisciplinary subject. Earlier this 12 months, it received the 2021 Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Award for greatest new journal in science, expertise, and drugs from the Association of American Publishers.

HDSR–of which Associate Provost Chayes is a co-editor–is revealed quarterly. It options analysis articles, dialogue papers, particular columns, interviews, conversations, quick essays, information, and tales.

Explore the problem here(link is external) and join the HDSR newsletter(link is external) to maintain tuned to the fast-moving space of knowledge science and its rising affect on society and humanity.


This press launch was produced by the University of California, Berkeley. The views expressed listed here are the creator’s personal.

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