Data Science Fall 2023 Capstone Project Showcase for 5th Year MIDS Students

2023-12-19T16:00:00 - 2023-12-19T18:30:00
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST

Capstone projects are the culmination of the MIDS students’ work in the School of Information’s Master of Information and Data Science program.

Over the course of their final semester, teams of students propose and select project ideas, conduct and communicate their work, receive and provide feedback, and deliver compelling presentations along with a web-based final deliverable.

Join us for an online presentation of these capstone projects. Each team will present for twenty minutes, including Q&A.

A panel of judges will select an outstanding project for the 5th Year MIDS Capstone Award.

Join the showcase webinar


Errett C. Hobbs, MIDS ’19

Errett C. Hobbs is a technical program leader and senior data scientist in the emerging threats and technologies division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and was previously an analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Prior to joining the US Department of Energy complex, Errett elucidated the functions of small proteins in E. coli as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, and how B. subtilis cells resist a cannibalism toxin produced by their siblings as a Ph.D. student at Harvard University. Errett also completed a MIDS (Master of Information and Data Science) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Nathaniel C. Loman

Nathaniel C. Loman is the vice president of data science and analytics at TransUnion, a credit reporting agency. At TransUnion, he leads the data science consulting department, which supports the goal of turning information into actionable intelligence and predictive solutions on behalf of banks, fintechs, credit unions, and other financial services customers. Nathaniel founded the TransUnion Innovation Lab, where he leads the application of machine learning techniques to client business problems. He also represents end-users in the development of cloud-based platform solutions. Previously, Nathaniel worked as a risk analyst at Discover Financial Services, where he helped launch a new credit card portfolio.

Prabhakar Narsina, MIDS ’22

Prabhakar Narsina has over twenty years of experience in data and analytics. Currently, he works as vice president of data & AI at the data and analytics division of First American Financial Corporation. At First American, Prabhakar leads a group of data engineering, data administration, and data science teams for all data solutions. He is responsible for driving innovation and the adoption using the right technologies for efficiency and bringing in additional data products by collaborating with marketing and product teams. Before this, Prabhakar was CoreLogic’s senior director of data services and architecture. He also serves on the advisory board for XLENZ.US and Prabhakar completed his MIDS in the spring of 2022. He has another master degree in computer sciences from Osmania University in India. He has been assisting MIDS capstone students for more than 6 semesters.

Last updated: December 14, 2023