The School of Information’s January 2022 Virtual Commencement 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 and Data Science (MIDS) program, 5th Year MIDS, and the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program.
Students in the MIDS, 5th Year MIDS, and MICS programs voted for their most outstanding instructors and gave awards to their classmates.
Also see the August 2021 MICS and MIDS Capstone Award Winners.
Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award, Fall 2021
Linda Dong, Haerang Lee, Skyler Roh, Danie Theron
S2-ProCLAIM (Structurally Similar Protein Clustering AI model) empowers scientists to navigate a brand new, historically significant dataset of 3D protein structures by AlphaFold2, an AI model by DeepMind that led to a recent scientific breakthrough in protein 3D structure predictions.
Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award, Fall 2021
GhostPRTCL: Ephemeral Remote Access Solution
Sai Gunaranjan Andhra, Alex Guglielmetti, David Huang, Michael Jimenez
GhostPRTCL aims to deliver a prototype of a security-enhanced remote access solution. By leveraging the power of automation and cloud computing, the solution builds a self-hosted ephemeral remote access environment. In less than five minutes, the user can browse the internet with high degrees of privacy and security.
MICS Capstone Video Award
GhostPRTCL is also the winner of the MICS Capstone Video Award. Check out the video here.
Faculty Awards, Fall 2021
Distinguished Faculty Award (MIDS program): Mark Butler
Distinguished Faculty Award (5th Year MIDS program): Amit Bhattacharyya
Distinguished Faculty Award (MICS program): Chris Jay Hoofnagle
Outstanding Teaching Assistant (MIDS): Kevin Martin