CoCIS Hosts Science Day

CoCIS Hosts Science Day

The Makerere-Sweden Bilateral Research Programme Annual Review Meeting was held on 30th September 2019 and the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) participated by organizing one of the activities of the annual review namely; Science day.

Mr. Richard Sserunjogi explains air pollution research

The Science day featured presentations by academic staff from the College of Computing and IS. The presentations are listed below;

  1. Arinaitwe Irene – “A PPGIS-Based Framework for Municipal Solid Waste Management”
  2. Nakasi Rose – “Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Microscopy-Based Point of Care Diagnostics”
  3. Oyo Benedict – “Online Courseware Development in Public Universities in Uganda: The Precepts of Active, Passive and Exclusive Participation”.
  4. Ongaya Kizito – “Towards a Spatial-Temporal Model of Prevalence of Nodding Syndrome and Epilepsy”
  5. Joyce Nakatumba-Nabende – “Walking through the Method Zoo: Does Higher Education really meet Software Industry Demands?”
  6. Kamulegeya Grace – “Characterization of Measurements and Tools in Early Stage Software startups”.
  7. Mugume Isaac – “Building a High Resolution Rainfall Monitoring Model using Mobile Signals”

The Science day also featured exhibitions from the various ongoing research projects at the College. Some of these included; the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab that exhibited. mCrops. The College students were also given the chance to exhibit their innovations that included Shuttle Alert, Yo-Waste among others.

Shuttle Alert innovators explain their app

Other exhibitors present were from the College’s of Health Sciences (CHS), Natural Sciences (CoNAS) and Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB).

 

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