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Jan 24, 2024

Fall 2023 MICS and MIDS Capstone Award Winners

This December we had three Capstone Showcase events: for the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program, the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program, and the 5th Year MIDS program.

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 2023

Jasmyn Bearly, Ross Comstock, Saba Deyhim, and Michael Kamida

The Department of Defense recently revealed the development of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 program, hoping to secure the hundreds of thousands of businesses working with confidential federal information. SecuritySage is a tool meant to provide these small businesses access to on-demand CMMC expertise by leveraging AI to shorten the learning curve and expedite reporting processes.

Read a Q&A with the SecuritySage team.

Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award, December 2023

Louisiana AirWatch
Alexandra Hurst, Kory Kirshenbaum, Alberto Lopez Rueda, and Amanda Murray

Residents in Louisiana have raised concerns for decades about heightened levels of industrial air pollution in the state. Louisiana AirWatch aims to develop the only up-to-date, accessible, high-resolution dataset of nitrogen dioxide pollution for the state of Louisiana in hopes of supporting current environmental advocacy efforts in the area.

Read a Q&A with the Louisiana AirWatch team.

Honorable mention

Capstone project Sibyl: A Cybersecurity Copilot received an honorable mention.

5th Year MIDS Capstone Award, 2023

Matthew Dodd, Aditya Shah, Jocelyn Thai, and Ethan Yen

PoliWatch is a web dashboard tool that describes and analyzes congressional members’ activities around particular industries they trade stock in. This includes contextualizing transactions with a congressional members’ committee assignments, attended hearings, and sponsored legislation in order to identify whether transactions may be subject to criminal or ethical charges involving insider trading.

Read a Q&A with the PoliWatch team.

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January 24, 2024