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Biostatistics PhD with
Designated Emphasis (DE)

Students enrolled in the UC Berkeley Biostatistics PhD program are eligible to apply for interdisciplinary study in a designated emphasis (DE). Acquiring a DE is like earning a "minor" with a PhD degree.
 
Applications for Designated Emphasis are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year; however students must apply prior to taking the qualifying exam and are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early in the third semester of graduate study.


Designated Emphasis in...
Computational and Genomic Biology (DE-CGB)
http://ccb.berkeley.edu
 
The Designated Emphasis in Computational and Genomic Biology (DE-CGB) is a specialization applicable to existing doctoral programs at Berkeley, which we refer to as the Associated Programs. To be accepted to the DE-CGB, you must be a PhD candidate in one of the Associated Programs (e.g. Biostatistics).
 
The goal of the program is to train a new generation of computational biology researchers by enhancing and facilitating interactions between faculty, postdoctoral scholars and students in the Associated Programs through a flexible and integrated research and teaching environment which transcends traditional departmental boundaries. This team-oriented approach provides our students with a solid foundation in the different facets of genomic research and ensuing competitive edge forthe most desirable jobs in academia and industry, which increasingly require interdisciplinary training.
 
Upon successful completion of all requirements and dissertation, your transcript & diploma will read, "PhD in Biostatistics with a Designated Emphasis in Computational & Genomic Biology".
 
For additional information on the DE-CGB, please visit the Center for Computational Biology homepage.
 
 
   Associated Programs:
  • Bioengineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemistry
  • Elec Engin & Comp Sci (EECS)
  • Integrative Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology Graduate Program
  • Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology Graduate Program
  • Statistics

If you are a current UC Berkeley PhD student in Biostatistics interested in a DE-CGB, click here to learn how to apply.
 
 

Designated Emphasis in...
Computational and Data Science and Engineering (DE-CDSE)
http://cse.berkeley.edu
 
The Designated Emphasis in Computational and Data Science and Engineering (DE-CDSE) is a specialization applicable to existing doctoral programs at Berkeley, which we refer to as the Associated Programs. To be accepted to the DE-CDSE, you must be a PhD candidate in one of the Associated Programs (e.g. Biostatistics).
 
By combining high-performance computing, mathematical modeling, scientific and engineering theory, and analysis of large scale data bases of observations, Computational Data Science and Engineering (CDSE) promises to bring a new paradigm to interdisciplinary research and education. Computation is now regarded as an essential third component of the scientific method, complementing the traditional methods of theory and experiment to advance scientific and engineering practice. Numerical simulation is sometimes the only feasible way to make progress if theory is intractable and experiments are too difficult, too expensive, too dangerous, or too slow.
 
We seek exceptional students who either need to use computational tools to accomplish their research goals, or whose research involves the construction or analysis of the tools themselves. The goal of our program is to train future leaders in CDSE, who will not only be experts in their chosen fields, but also conversant with important techniques, opportunities and limitations arising from the multiple disciplines underlying CDSE. Participating students will benefit from leading-edge training in research techniques, working in interdisciplinary teams with research leaders across campus and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and by getting a competitive edge for the most desirable jobs in academia and industry.
 
Upon successful completion of all requirements and a dissertation, the transcript and diploma will read, "PhD in [Associated Program] with a Designated Emphasis in Computational and Data Science and Engineering."
 
For additional information on the DE-CDSE, please visit the Computational and Data Science and Engineering homepage.
 
 
   Associated Programs:
  • Astronomy
  • Bioengineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Earth & Planetary Science
  • Electrical Engineering & Comp Sci
  • Indust'l Engi & Operations Research
  • School of Information
  • Integrative Biology
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Helen Wills Neurosci Institute
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Statistics

If you are a current UC Berkeley PhD student in Biostatistics interested in a DE-CSE, click here to learn how to apply.
 
 

Additionally, some Biostatistics faculty are members of the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG), an interdisciplinary research initiative for the analysis and comparison of genomics from a broad spectrum of organisms.