– Statement of Purpose

Please describe your aptitude and motivation for graduate study in Data Science, including your preparation for this field of study and your future career goals. Please be specific about why the UC Berkeley MIDS program would be a good intellectual fit for you.

Discuss a time that you made a decision based on data. How did the data influence a good or bad decision making process? Make sure to choose an example and to describe it in such a way that clearly illustrates your analytical and problem-solving abilities. Limit your response to 300 words.

If you acquired your knowledge of data structures, algorithms, linear algebra, and/or object oriented programming in a way OTHER THAN through undergraduate or graduate coursework (e.g. self-taught, on-the-job), please explain your level of proficiency and how you acquired it in this statement.