The School of Information’s May Tribute to Spring 2020 Graduates presented an opportunity to honor both faculty and student achievements.
The faculty Head Graduate Advisors presented awards for outstanding capstone projects from the Master of Information Management and Systems program, the Master of Information and Data Science program, and the Master of Information and Cybersecurity program.
Students in both the MIMS, MIDS, and MICS programs voted for their most outstanding instructors and gave awards to their classmates.
James R. Chen Award for Outstanding MIMS Final Project, 2020
Yi Gai, Zhi Li, Jessie Lyu, Anna Waldo, Min-Chu Yang
Faculty Advisor: Hany Farid
Project Summary: Sweep Smart is a street sweeping digitization and optimization tool for the city of Oakland. By utilizing the team’s background in machine learning, data science, data visualization, user research, and product design, the tool aims to integrate historical data of parking violations and parking space occupancy to recommend street sweeping routes and schedules to minimize potential street sweeping associated parking violations.
Maria Belyi, Michael Gutensohn, Jennifer Momoh, Yejun Wu
Faculty Advisor: Kimiko Ryokai
Project Summary: Malloci is a WebVR framework that uses Natural Language Processing and information visualization techniques to generate WebVR content. This content is curated to facilitate ease of consumption for the user, across a variety of VR platforms and browsers.
Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award, Spring 2020
Sidewaukee: Making our city accessible
Amy Breden, Annie Lane, Emily Rapport, Anu Sankar
Project Summary: Team Sidewaukee is improving sidewalk accessibility for an estimated 15 million wheelchair and mobility-challenged users in the US, by leveraging public streetview images, government GIS data, and Sidewaukee-crowdsourced reports, to derive information about sidewalks, curb ramps, elevation changes, and temporal features. The Sidewaukee beta mobile web app is now live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award, Spring 2020
That’s a Hard Pass
Jasdeep Basra, Pascal Issa, Aldo Lagrutta, Stephanie Perkins
Project Summary: There are many solutions to resolve issues with passwords, but our forward-thinking approach, Password-Less as a Service (PLaaS), provides a password manager that encrypts all data client-side before it is cloud-stored by using a simple hardware token.
Distinguished Faculty Award (MIMS program): Coye Cheshire
Distinguished Faculty Award (MIDS program): D. Alex Hughes
Distinguished Faculty Award (MICS program): Amit Elazari
Students with the Most Spirit (MIMS): Michael Gutensohn
Outstanding Teaching Assistants (MIMS): Tanvi Sunku
Outstanding Teaching Assistant (MIDS): Ivan Fan
MICS Capstone Project video award: Privacy Beyond Privacy Settings: A Twitter Case Study. Watch the video.