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Prof. Jianguo Chen commends CoCIS on the sci-tech software developed to solve community problems

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  • 21 Dec 2018 - 4:39pm
  • By Proscovia Nabatte
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The Delgeates meeting with the College technical team in the Sensors lab, Makerere University.

Prof. Jianguo Chen from Tsinghua University, Institute of Public Safety Research (IPSR) has commended Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) on the Sci-tech innovations developed by the College to solve community problems. While on tour, on 19th December 2018 at the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Laboratory; one of Makerere University’s most outstanding community based innovation, Prof. Jianguo Chen was pleased with the way the lab operates to examine blood samples suspected of containing malaria parasites and the bacteria that causes tuberculosis by using a cell phone.

The Delegates meeting with the Principal,  College of Computing and Information Science, Prof. Tonny J. Oyana and other staff at the College.

Prof. Jianguo Chen pledged to share knowledge and information with Makerere University on the modern Public Safety software developed by Tsinghua University, Institute of Public Safety Research. According to him, such information will help Makerere University to run the Public Safety Lab that is yet to be established.  

“Through the College of Software Science, Tsinghua University does research and develops its own database, sensors and operational software. Such software includes; Smart firefighting Management Systems, Emergency Management Systems, Automated Response Systems and Pick Data Analysis Systems. With this information and Public Safety Laboratory in hand, Makerere University will be able to monitor public safety,” Said Prof. Chen.

A students showcasing some of his work to the delegates.

Prof. Chen together with the delegation from Tsinghua University’s Institute of Public Safety Research; consists of Prof. Pang Wenjun, Prof. Zhang Tengbin and Assistant Prof. Tongtong Wang also visited the Sensors Laboratory, Software Systems Center, Big Laboratory, GIS Laboratory and COCIS Server Room all located at the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University.

The Principal, College of Computing and Information Science, Prof. Tonny J. Oyana thanked the Delegation for visiting the College and for their decision to establish a Public Safety Laboratory at Makerere University. He also appreciated the idea of sharing knowledge and Information on the software developed by Tsinghua University’s Institute of Public Safety Research.


Article written by:  Esther Joyce Nakibombo Volunteer, Mak Public Relations Office

 

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