Published on August 18th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

Berkeley’s New Masters in Data Science Explained

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information, about MIDS, the school’s new online Masters in Data Science program. Saxenian, an expert in regional social and professional networks, discusses the inception and future vision for the program, and details its approach in appealing to professionals in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

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Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.

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