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Jan 12, 2019

Commencement Awards Honor Winter Graduates

The School of Information’s January 2019 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 students in the MIDS program voted for their most outstanding instructors and teaching assistant.

Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award (Summer 2018)

ElectBot AI
Ben Attix, Krista Mar, Prajakta Pandharkar
ElectBot is a chatbot that helps to inform voters on important issues and candidate stances, as well as remind voters about upcoming elections. ElectBot also had a recent partnership with over the midterm election this past November.

Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award (Fall 2018)

Parasite ID
Cameron BellVicki FossKiersten HendersonNathaniel Schub
Parasite ID is a tool designed to facilitate the diagnosis of parasitic diseases using low-cost cell phone microscopy and automated image analysis.

Distinguished Faculty Award

Summer 2018 (MIDS program): Kevin Crook

Fall 2018 (MIDS program): D. Alex Hughes

Teaching Assistant Award

Outstanding Teaching Assistant (MIDS): Robert Foster

MIDS students with awards in front of Campanile
Team Parasite ID
MIDS students receive capstone award
Team ElectbotAI
ParasiteID logo
Outstanding teaching assistant Robert Foster
Outstanding teaching assistant Robert Foster
Alex Hughes with award
D. Alex Hughes

Last updated:

January 14, 2019