Members of the Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) Advisory Board at UC Berkeley include distinguished faculty, alumni, academic visionaries, and technology trailblazers. The board offers guidance on the future of computing, statistics, and information, as well as new disciplines emerging at the boundaries of these disciplines with other fields. The board advises the College of Computing, Data Science, and Society on promising areas of research, the education of data-driven leaders, and the opportunities for computing and data science in technology and society. 

The Computing, Data Science, and Society Advisory Board held its first meeting in May 2022. 

Advisory Board Members

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Emery N. Brown

Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

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Pehong Chen Ph.D. ’88

Founder and Chairman, BroadVision Group (BVG)

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Michael Grimes ’87

Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Technology Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley

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Jeff Huber

Co-Founder and General Partner, Triatomic Capital; Founding CEO, GRAIL

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Mary Lou Jepson

CEO, Founder, and Board Chair, Openwater

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Butler Lampson Ph.D. ’67

Retired Technical Fellow, Microsoft; Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, MIT

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Qi Lu

Founder and CEO, MiraclePlus

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Janet Napolitano

Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Founder and Faculty Director, Center for Security in Politics, UC Berkeley; Former UC Regent

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Mike Olson ’91, M.S. ’92

Co-Founder, Cloudera

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DJ Patil

Dean's Senior Fellow, College of Computing, Data Science, and Society at UC Berkeley; General Partner, GreatPoint Ventures; Board Member, Devoted Health

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Prabhakar Raghavan Ph.D. ’86

Senior Vice President, Google

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David Spergel

President, Simons Foundation

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Lip-Bu Tan

Founder and Chairman, Walden International; Founding Managing Partner of Celesta Capital and Walden Catalyst Ventures

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Robert Tjian ’71

Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

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Andrew Viterbi

President, Viterbi Group LLC

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Peng Zhao M.A. ’04, Ph.D. ’06

CEO, Citadel Securities