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)
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 vote.org over the midterm election this past November.
Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award (Fall 2018)
Cameron Bell, Vicki Foss, Kiersten Henderson, Nathaniel 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