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Data science program reaches new milestones

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As Fall 2016 winds to a close, UC Berkeley’s Data Science education program reached new heights and is poised for further growth in 2017. Approximately 500 students enrolled this semester in the entry-level course, Foundations of Data Science, and hundreds more in connector courses spanning topics ranging from neuroscience to media studies.

PhD students Stephanie DeGraaf, Billy Fang and Chelsea Zhang awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Congratulations to our PhD students Stephanie DeGraaf, Billy Fang and Chelsea Zhang who have all been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships! The NSF GRFP program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

Researcher Chris Paciorek serves as committee member on National Academies report on extreme weather events

Department researcher Chris Paciorek was one of 10 members on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee that considered the state of the science in determining the degree to which extreme weather and climate events are influenced by climate change.

More details including a free download of the committee's report, released March 11, can be found here: