In the current teaching context, where students work and require flexible time, E-learning is presented as a didactic proposal which adapts to the time and abilities of students and which, at the same time challenges traditional teaching modalities. In an interview with Argentina Investiga, Marcela Chiarani, specialist in Computing Sciences oriented to education, states that “virtual environments facilitate to make a follow up of students”.
In Bahía Blanca, researchers and advanced students developed a small cardiographer which can be connected to a mobile phone and send the medical exam by Internet. Due to its low cost, simplicity to use and economy, it is ideal for health rooms, schools, sport clubs, permanent monitoring of outpatients and it might replace expensive and sophisticated non-portable medical equipment.
A group of researchers created a mobile robot which by means of software applications can work independently. The robot, which is prepared to carry out tasks such as the cleaning of dangerous areas and which could be used in the factories in La Matanza, goes back to its base to be charged when it finishes its work.
The software was created by a multinational research group in which there are scientists from the UNSL. It was presented in an international competition which seeks to improve the quality of Wikipedia contents and won the first place. The system predicts automatically if a website has flaws, which enables a better performance of Wikipedia stable editors.
Computing attacks are more and more frequent. They put at risk companies and public government organisms’ security. Through specialized malicious programs, these attacks cause serious problems which go from the access to secret State information to the interruption of a country’s bank system. In a study about Computing Security, specialists recommend to assume technological challenges to prevent the risks.
A research project pretends to integrate artificial intelligence technologies in a new electronic government platform which permits to process in an intelligent way the citizens’ opinion offered in some social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. Through data mining the researchers filter information significant patterns which can work as a reference tool of the citizens’ opinion for the authorities.
Through the use of CAD programs and videogames, university students created virtual images to go over the Fortaleza Protectora Argentina, the fort of Bahía Blanca which was created in 1828 and gave origin to the city. The initiative will be available to be downloaded for free from the Internet and it is part of a project to spread the regional culture with new technologies.
Through the project “Reconstruction of sound recording antique technologies”, researchers could reproduce an original for photoliptophone, a sound register system patented in Argentina towards the thirties, whose objective was the massive diffusion of music. Although it was internationally recognized, the invention was forgotten. The researchers plan the construction of a photoliptophone and the recording of sounds in pages to reproduce them.
By means of a research project from the Multimedia Arts of the Transdepartamental area of the IUNA, researchers created a table which permits the users to create music scores through an interactive phase to generate, transform and interpret sound structures. It is expected that this prototype, which will be very cheap and will use free software will contribute to the understanding of music and the development and creative capacity of the students.
Researchers from Rosario work in a 3D head model which is activated by the human voice. The development will permit that any person can communicate with a computer in the same way they do it with another person. The reach of the model’s possibilities includes a wide range which goes from the development of techniques for the film and videogames industry to the assistance in clinical treatments.
Scientists from Bahía Blanca integrate a pioneering group in the world of the argumentation in artificial intelligence. They developed a system which has been used for a Facebook intelligent application, the social web which gathers 700 million users around the world. Artificial intelligence is present in almost all the processes used nowadays in computers. The research group has turned into a national center of relevance for this topic.
In order to encourage scientific activities among the students who are in the last years of the career BS in Computing Sciences, a group of teachers carries out an innovation project to improve degree teaching. Through different activities which locate the student in the roles of researcher and teacher, learning is put to play as a social activity and an active process.
A study carried out by the UNGS reflects that most of the enterprises of the sector is devoted to the development of applications or customized software. An 89% has university employees and the 70% was trained during the last few years. In general, the enterprises are small and their creation dates from a short time ago, however, most of them export their products. There is a strong link to carry out joint commercial actions, offer or receive technical assistance and training in HHRR.
Researchers from Mendoza analyzed data about collection, treatment and deposits of electronic trash generated by companies, institutions and users in general. This waste puts into risk the human health and the environment, given that it contains toxic substances which filter in the groundwater causing a high level of contamination. The researchers plan to elaborate a diagnosis and project the evolution of this waste and its management to avoid environmental impact.
An interdisciplinary approach of the UNNOBA is working on computing methods and mathematical applications to simulate the effects of pesticides and resistance mechanisms. By means of representational models we point to facilitate the learning of students from Agrarian and Genetic careers. The phenomena described from these models are very complex and can give rise to serious consequences for the environment.