5th Year MIDS Capstone Awards

During the final semester of the I School’s Master of Information and Data Science program, students undertake capstone projects which cement skills learned throughout the MIDS program — both core data science skills and “soft skills” like problem-solving, communication, influencing, and management — preparing students for success in the field.

Top 5th Year MIDS projects each year are awarded the 5th Year MIDS Capstone Award.

The 2020 and 2021 5th Year MIDS Capstone Awards are sponsored by Databricks, an industry-leading cloud-based data engineering tool used for processing and transforming massive quantities of data and exploring the data through machine learning models.


Identifying conflicts of interest in the securities transactions of U.S. congressional members to hold congress accountable for insider trading. 


Use satellite images to calculate historical burn severity and build a regression model predicting potential severity of any new wildfire


Detección de Cataratas uses image classification technology to allow users to diagnose whether they have cataract disease.


Gredient uses an Optical Character Recognition algorithm to help users check for allergens in product labels.