Prof. David Culler has been appointed the Interim Dean for the newly created Division of Data Sciences. The purpose of the new division is to bring techniques to bear in statistics, mathematics, and computer science on new sources of data. One of their goals is the creation of an undergraduate data science major and data science minor. Prof. Culler’s duties will include fostering a cooperative atmosphere among the relevant faculties; working with the administration to form an advisory board with representation of key external constituencies; advancing fundraising efforts in concert with broader campus fundraising objectives; and enlisting a team of Berkeley faculty members who will work with him to develop the initiative. He will begin his new role on July 1, 2017 for a two-year term.