New Chancellor Excited About Berkeley Big Data Effort

In conversation: Chancellor-designate Nicholas Dirks

“In this wide-ranging conversation, recorded shortly before the Regents approved his appointment (on Nov. 27), Chancellor-designate Nicholas Dirks talks in depth about his background, as well as the values, principles and priorities that will inform his leadership of UC Berkeley.”

During the interview he highlights four initiatives at Berkeley he finds “extremely exciting”.   The AMPLab CISE Expedition is one of them – although you have to be in the know to get the reference as he doesn’t say “AMP” explicitly.  Judge for yourself starting at about the 6:58 point in the video (which has plenty of good stuff in it in general).

The video is at