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Jan 23, 2023

Fall 2022 MICS and MIDS Capstone Award Winners

This December we had two Capstone Showcase events: for the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) and the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) programs.

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.

Congratulations to our winners, and to all the students who completed Capstone this fall!

Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award, December 2022

Open Privacy Bridge (OpenPB)
Abinash Aryal, Kristy Edwards, Jesse Fuchs, Shawn Guffey, and Edgar LunaBrito

Open Privacy Bridge, or OpenPB, is a first of its kind privacy threat intelligence platform. The platform aggregates elements from a number of sources such as website policies, data breach disclosures, and website cookie analytic tools. OpenPB then presents this information in a consumable format for users in order for them to better understand privacy implications of the services they are currently using.

Read a Q&A with the OpenPB team.

MICS Capstone Video Award

SmishStake, by Ahmed Minhaj, Niti Prasad, Manjunath Ravi, Gabriel Vera, and Daniel Wallace, is the winner of the MICS Capstone Video Award.

Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award, December 2022

Trevor Johnson, Matt Lyons, Anand Patel, and Michelle Shen

HealthCAir attempts to capture and understand how much PM2.5 pollution was being carried by the wind at each school in the state, based on the wind direction and speed, the proximity and output of nearby pollution point sources, and the compass heading to each such nearby source. This information can be used to understand the extent to which exposure to PM2.5 leads to chronic health conditions among children.

Read a Q&A with the HealthCAir team.

Last updated: May 4, 2023