Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance

Jorge R. Castro Morales, born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on August 20, 1987.  His parents are Jorge F. Castro and Irma Morales.  He studied, from primary to high school, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico.  He was graduated in all schools with an average of 4.00 as a High Honor Student.  He participated in different school’s projects and communities’ activities, like share with elders, children, needy people, gives to one an image of the reality and how he can contribute to help improve it

Throughout his student life, the subjects preferred and excelled at were mathematics, as well as the sciences.  Jorge has been an excellent student in all subjects. For the past 5 years, he has been attending Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico where he are studying Computer Engineering with an average of 3.51 as Honor Student Program.  Jorge enjoys what all that he learns and everyday more confident that was meant for a career. 

Jorge has knowledge in the programming languages like: JAVA, JSP, JAVA ME, Android, BlackBerry, C#, C++, C, Scheme, Visual Prolog, Windows Mobile, MYSQL, Access, Oracle and PostgreSQL, J2ME (Blackberry and Android) Scheme, and Visual Prolog and in Web Programming HTML, JSP.    

He is assets in the Businessmen Students Project.  It consists of developing a product and to create a mini-business to complete it.  The business is called Innovactronics and it is very positive experience.  It works as a team and all we contribute our knowledge the elaboration of the product.  He was the was CEO of this group on August 2010 to December 2010. 

Jorge participated in some competences in the University of Bayamón (Programming Performance), he obtained the First Place.  For the second time consecutive, in these competences of programming performed (November of 2008), he obtained the First Place too at the Universidad del Turabo.   

Projects he have been working on undergraduate research are "Mobile Data Management" at the University of Turabo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, January 2009 to May 2009.  The project’s main goal is design and implements techniques that work similar to database architectures.  In this case, implement a XML file-processing system as a database and design an API environment able the manipulate XML file-processing systems. It will permit us to design ways to create mobile applications that involves databases without the need of using a database motor. 

Other project was Implication of Mobile Software Application Architecture Design on Cell Phone Battery Life at The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) "and" Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of South Florida (USF), Summer 2009.  New mobile phones support IP-based networking protocols such as User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), the continuous use of wireless communication and positioning systems such as Global Position System (GPS) can have a significant effect on mobile phone battery life.  His work was to evaluate the impact of mobile phone battery life. 

From June 2010 to August 2010, Jorge worked at Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) with the project A Comparative Study of Information Loss Using SDC Methods.  In this project he analyzed different types of microdata sets common use by researchers, Tarragona and Census, both numerical microdata. It is use several perturb microaggregation methods (MDAV, RMD, PCA, PPPCA) of SDC with numerical microdata and compare two techniques of information loss, Probabilistic Information loss (PIL) and the Sum of Squares Error(SSE).  

His Capstone project (senior project) is Maintenance Reminder System at University of Turabo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, January 2010 at May 2011.  A Car Maintenance System is developed where regular users can interact and receive maintenance reminders to their cell phones. An embedded OBD Bluetooth interface is developed to enable a wireless communication between a Bluetooth device and the car's computer. Also a web application will be provided in order to upload maintenance data, which can be accessed later by service stores. Finally a Global Position System (GPS) system will be enable the users to find the nearest service stores for their car's maintenance.  

On February 2011, He become part of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working at  National Ignition Facility (NIF) on the NIFC/CAR Division at Livermore, California.  His first project is to create a NIF application for the Android mobile OS base on the iNIF iPhone app.   

Some of his Achievements and Honors are:  REU experience at University of South Florida (USF), second place, poster competition with my project Implication of Mobile Software Application Architecture Design on Cell Phone Battery Life, June 2009, Computer programming competitions, first place beginners level, Universidad del Turabo; Computer programming competitions, first place beginners level, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Bayamon; Elected by Tao Alpha Omega international Honor Society; Elected by Universidad del Turabo Honor Program.

His Personal Membership are:  Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Universidad del Turabo Chapter, Vice President; Member of IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) Universidad del Turabo Chapter; Member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Universidad del Turabo Chapter; Member of Honor Society of Sistema Ana G. Mendez; Member of Honor Society of Puerto Rico; Member of Tao Alpha Omega International Honor Society.