Feb 3, 2021

Summer and Fall 2020 MIDS and MICS Award Winners

This December the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program and the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program presented Capstone Showcase events sharing outstanding final projects.

Capstone projects are the culmination of the MICS and MIDS students’ work in their respective I School programs. Over the course of their final semester, teams of students propose and select project ideas, conduct and communicate their work, receive and provide feedback, and deliver compelling presentations along with a web-based final deliverable.

In addition, we recognize our exceptional faculty and teaching assistants with the distinguished teaching awards from Summer and Fall 2020. 

Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award, December 2020

LoggiCat: PII Protection in Logs

Steven Booth, Kai Tang, Xueqi (Shirley) Xu

PII data spills are becoming more common, while privacy laws increasingly require you to prevent them. LoggiCat offers an automated process to identify and remove PIIs in application logs. It sends a Slack notification to alert developers if there is any PII in their application logs, helps them easily trace back to the source code where the issue is, and as a result saves developers’ time and effort from having to go through every log file to identify and solve the issue.  

Read a Q&A with the LoggiCat team.

MICS Capstone Video Contest

Congratulations to team PII-Expunger, winner of the MICS Capstone Video Contest. Check out the video here.

Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award, December 2020


Avinash Chandrasekaran, Lina Gurevich, Erik Hou, Xiao Chen Ya

Team LipSpeak is focused on helping people with voice disorders, a condition affecting 7.5 million patients in the US alone. Powered by a novel visual keyword spotting neural network architecture, our smartphone app MVP converts user’s lip movements to synthesized speech and is targeted for people who lost their voice due to illness or surgery but are still capable of articulative lip movements.

Read a Q&A with the LipSpeak team.


BugTrAP and Insection were also exceptional projects in the running for the award. Check them out.

Faculty Awards

MIDS Distinguished Faculty Award (Summer 2020)Kyle HamiltonDATASCI W261: Machine Learning at Scale

MIDS Distinguished Faculty Award (Fall 2020): Alberto Todeschini, DATASCI W210: Capstone

5th Year MIDS Distinguished Faculty Award (Summer 2020): Mike Rivera, DATASCI W201: Research Design and Applications for Data and Analysis

MICS Distinguished Faculty Award (Summer 2020):
Fattaneh Bayatbabolghani, CYBER W202: Cryptography for Cyber and Network Security
Matthew Garrett, CYBER W211: Operating System Security

MICS Distinguished Faculty Award (Fall 2020): Daniel Aranki, CYBER W233: Privacy Engineering

Student Awards

MIDS Outstanding Teaching Assistants:
Lee Moore, DATASCI W203: Statistics for Data Science
Mumin Khan, DATASCI W261: Machine Learning at Scale



Last updated:

June 4, 2021