The School of Information’s May 2018 commencement ceremony presented an opportunity to honor both faculty and student achievements.
Dean AnnaLee Saxenian presented awards for outstanding capstone projects from the Master of Information & Data Science program and the Master of Information Management & Systems program.
Students in both the MIMS & MIDS programs voted for their most outstanding instructors and gave awards to their classmates.
James R. Chen Award for Outstanding MIMS Final Project, 2018
Track 1: User-Centered Design
Nihar Dalmia, Nisha Pathak, Karan Rao, Meghana Murthy Sibi Narayana, Malavika Srinivasan, Rachel Thorp
PetSetGo! is a mobile application that seeks to reduce rehoming rates of adopted animals by strengthening the bond between pets and their new owners.
Advisor: Steven Weber
Track 2: Data, Algorithms, and People
Improved Personalization in MOOCs to Enhance Student Learning
Sana Iqbal, Suchismita Padhy, Priyanka Patki, Nianthrini Vivekanandan
This project focused on ways to improve the user retention and user experience through increased adaptivity options, personalized recommendation and self-review check of the course material to make users more confident about their learnings in a course and to make the process of online learning more valuable to users.
Advisor: Zach Pardos
Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award, Spring 2018
Scriboto: Converting clinical visit audio to EHR classified text
Jen Jen Chen, Timothy Hurt, Erika Lawrence, Yannie Lee
Scriboto listens to clinical conversations and writes it into an EHR note giving doctors more time to focus on their patients.
Distinguished Faculty Award (MIMS program): John Chuang
Distinguished Faculty Award (MIDS program): James Kunz
Student with the Most Spirit (MIMS): Edward Yip
Outstanding Teaching Assistant (MIMS): Yiyi Chen
Outstanding Teaching Assistant (MIDS): Maya Miller-Vedam