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May 16, 2015

Commencement Awards Honor Graduating Students

The School of Information’s 2015 commencement ceremony presented an opportunity to honor both faculty and student achievements.

Dean AnnaLee Saxenian presented the 2015 Dr. James R. Chen Awards for outstanding MIMS final projects to the projects Snapily, DiscoverCT, and TIRO.

On behalf of the student body, Information Management Student Association co-presidents Brian Carlo & Bill Chambers and presented three awards. The award for outstanding teaching assistant was given to Katey Bayse; Pablo Arvizu won the prize for student with the most spirit; and the students gave their distinguished teaching award to professors Marti Hearst and Steve Weber.


James R. Chen Awards
For Outstanding MIMS Final Projects

Track 1: Moving People and Prices

Snapily
Irina Lozhkina, Becca Stanger, Todor Tzolov, Matt Valente
Advisor: Steven Weber
Website | Report

Honorable mentions:
Tagalong (Pablo Arvizu, Chalenge Masekera, Suhaib Syed, Dan Tsai)
City Trail (Arezu Aghaseyedjavadi, Marjan Ghahremani, Ruchita Rathi, Dheera Tallapragada, Rahul Verma)

Track 2: Information Search, Navigation, Visualization, and Discovery

DiscoverCT
Colin Gerber, Jason Ost
Advisor: Marti Hearst
Website | Report | Presentation Slides

Honorable mentions:
EnForm: Information Portal (Shaun Giudici, Hassan Jannah, Anthony Suen)
Pivot (Tiffany Barkley, Cameron Reed, Anna Swigart)

Track 3: Networking to Help

TIRO
Faye Ip, Sophia Lay, Jenny Lo, Timothy Meyers
Advisors: Tapan Parikh, Jenna Burrell
Report

Honorable mentions:
Audio Autonomy (Renu Bora, Andrew McConachie)
Flyover (Siddharth Agrawal, Ankita Bhosle, Divyakumar Menghani, Sufia Siddiqui)


Student Awards

(Presented by the Information Management Student Association)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Katey Basye

Student with the Most Spirit: Pablo Arvizu

Distinguished Teaching Award (tie): Marti Hearst & Steven Weber

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Snapily is a shopping app offering grocery pickup services to low-income residents, including SNAP and WIC participants.
Snapily is a shopping app offering grocery pickup services to low-income residents, including SNAP and WIC participants.
DiscoverCT is a new UI for clinical trials, benefiting both critically ill patients and biomedical research.
DiscoverCT is a new UI for clinical trials, benefiting both critically ill patients and biomedical research.
TIRO equips Chinese labor NGOs with low-cost tools for record-keeping & report-making.
TIRO equips Chinese labor NGOs with low-cost tools for record-keeping & report-making.
Outstanding teaching assistant Katey Basye
Outstanding teaching assistant Katey Basye
Pablo Arvizu, student with the most spirit
Pablo Arvizu, student with the most spirit
Outstanding professor award recipient Marti Hearst
Outstanding professor award recipient Marti Hearst
Outstanding professor award recipient Steve Weber
Outstanding professor award recipient Steve Weber

Last updated:

October 4, 2016