San Juan – A student at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) has developed a prototype that using artificial intelligence has the ability to make predictions and could be implemented to improve tracking systems for infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.
Student Shaina M. Muñoz, from the Department of Computer Sciences of the UPR, Bayamón campus, presented the innovative project during the final presentation of the Research Seminar Workshop course, known as Thesis, the university institution reported on Wednesday.
As part of his proposal, Muñoz developed a platform in which data on confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the past six months are received, as well as data from expert consultants, data from the programming interface of the bioportal applications and other important aspects.
“The purpose of the projects presented in this course is for our students to apply all the knowledge they have acquired during their high school. So they put into practice everything they learned during their classes, through the development of applications and research based mostly on real cases, “explained Miguel Vélez, rector of the UPR Bayamón, in the statement.
During the final presentations of the course carried out virtually, the students presented projects and innovations, such as a generic payroll system for various clients of a company, an access control system for housing estates, research and creation of a domestic seismograph in real-time, role-playing video game, web-based restaurant dating system.
Also, in recent days, students from the campus presented a series of webinars through the institution’s Facebook page, in which Muñoz also presented his project.
As part of the virtual activity, Edwin Vallejo, a student from the Electronic Engineering Technology Baccalaureate Program, discussed how to protect a local internet network to prevent cyber attacks, by creating a home device that would filter communications.
This project is part of the final courses of the Baccalaureate Program in Electronic Engineering Technology, in which students apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired throughout their entire baccalaureate.
During the virtual event, as part of the final projects of the Data Communication course, several students presented the development of a virtual domino game that allows several users to play the traditional board game simultaneously, through the Internet.