Former BIDS Senior Fellow David Culler — Friesen Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, at UC Berkeley; and Co-Investigator for the Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments that launched BIDS in 2013 — was awarded the Berkeley Citation Award, one of the university's highest honors, during an online commencement ceremony for Data Sciences Undergraduate Studies on Saturday, May 15. The Berkeley Citation is awarded to a variety of distinguished individuals or organizations, academic or nonacademic, whose contributions to UC Berkeley go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields.
In nominating Culler for the award, Jennifer Chayes, Associate Provost for CDSS, stated that “Professor Culler has provided extraordinary service to the university, paving the way for Berkeley’s unparalleled momentum in advancing computing and data science — at a time when society urgently needs global collaboration and leadership...Professor Culler’s leadership, deep commitment, and consistent engagement with hundreds of faculty across and beyond campus opened doors for the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) to take shape.”
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May 20, 2021 | Jon Bashor | CDSS News