Berkeley’s Division of Data Science (Computing) and Information – an ongoing journey

Speaker: David E. Culler , UC Berkeley

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Location: Patil 32-G449

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Host: Daniela Rus

Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

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Reminder Subject: TALK: David Culler, Berkeley’s Division of Data Science (Computing) and Information – an ongoing journey

Abstract:
Over the past six years UC Berkeley has been undergoing an institutional transformation, largely through grassroots developments around research and teaching, embodied in a structure that is a peer with our Colleges and Schools, but is deeply integrated with them, rather than differentiated from them, reflective of the integrated character of the frontiers of knowledge today, especially with unprecedent computation, observation, and connectivity. This talk explores this journey, paying particular attention to how the development of a novel and diverse data science curriculum that touches nearly every corner of campus, including about 8,000 students this semester, nurtured faculty community and change.

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David Culler’ is the Interim Dean of Data Sciences. His research focus on extreme networked systems, including clusters, scalable Internet service architectures and planetary-scale systems as the Web emerged, pioneering embedded wireless sensor networks, putting the Internet in what is now the Internet of Things, and, over the past decade, developing robust networked operating systems to enable sustainability in intelligent built environments. He is known for building innovative organizational structures, founding the Intel Berkeley open collaborative lab, Arch Rock, i4energy and, recently, the Berkeley Division of Data Sciences. He received the Okawa Prize, ACM SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contribution award, and over a dozen Test of Time awards from a wide range of conferences. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an ACM Fellow, and an IEEE Fellow. David Culler is the Friesen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and Interim Dean of Data Sciences. Professor Culler received his B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in 1980, and M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT in 1985 and 1989.

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