UC Berkeley rises to the challenge of Data Science demand

CS Prof. David Wagner teaching CS C8: The Foundations of Data Science (photo: SF Chronicle)

Prof. David Wagner, who co-teaches CS C8: The Foundations of Data Science, and Prof. David Culler, interim dean of the new Division of Data Sciences,  are featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article titled “Universities rush to add data science majors as demand explodes.”   As worplace demand for data scientists and data enigineers continues to soar,  student enrollment in CS C8 has more than tripled since 2016. The Division of Data Sciences was established in the College of Engineering in December,  and a data science undergraduate major–the first new undergraduate major the College of Letters & Science in 16 years–is in the works.  “No program has grown this fast at Berkeley,” said Culler.