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CoCIS hosts SCIENCE DAY

02 May 2017
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The College organized and hosted the Science Day on the 24th April 2017 at the Makerere University main hall. This day coincided with the Makerere-Sweden Bilateral Research Programme Annual Planning Meeting (24th- 28th April 2017) under the theme, Making Research Work for Regional Development. The objective of the Science day was to give an opportunity to researchers and scientists at the College to showcase their research projects and any future aspirations. Apart from showcasing the exhibitors also got to discuss and exchange ideas about their projects with the participants.

Some of the research projects exhibited were on Epidemiology intervention without Location – a Blind Guess by Augustus Aturinde, HingiCredit - A Big Data Driven Credit Risk Analysis System for Ugandan Farmers by Grace Kamulegeya, A GIS Based Predictive Model for Prevalence of Infectious Diseases in Sub-saharan Africa: Case Study of Cholera by Nagwovuma Margaret, Supervised by Associate Prof. Maiga Gilbert etc.

In addition to the exhibitions the College also organized for Science Day presentations which were chaired by Assoc. Prof. Engineer Bainomugisha and Dr. D. Luyombya. The presentations were on Artificial Intelligence for Development Leveraging computational methods to address developing-world challenges by Dr. E. Mwebaze, Open Data Practices for Health Research Institutions by Edward Mukiibi etc.

The event was sponsored by the Swedish Embassy Kampala (U), with collaborating institutions like Gulu University, The Swedish School of Library and Information Science (University of Boras), Lund University, Kyambogo University, and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST).

Attached is a list and additional information on the Science Day presentations and exhibitors.

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