CCOM 4996 Independent Study in Computer Science


University of Puerto Rico
Rio Piedras Campus
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Computer Science


| Name | Humberto Ortiz-Zuazaga | | Office | NCL A-150 | | Laboratory | NCL A-158 | | Telephone | 787-764-0000 x88364 | | email | | | Web page | | | Office hours | Monday, Wednesday 8:00-9:30 AM | | | Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-5:00 PM | | | or by appointment |


This course gives the students the opportunity to conduct an independent study and to learn about topics related to Computer Science guided by a professor. The topic will be selected according to the interest of the student and the professor. At the end, the student will write an essay or technical report about the topic studied. The course can be taken more than once if the topic is different, with a maximum of three credits.




By agreement


By agreement

Course Schedule

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Instructional resources




Students work will be evaluated on a 100% basis with the standard curve.

  • Progress in in weekly meetings, 50% final grade
  • Technical report, 50% final grade

Reasonable accomodations for students

Students with disabilities properly registered with the Office of Affairs for Persons with Disabilities Oficina de Asuntos para la Persona con Impedimento (O.A.P.I.) should notify the professor at the start of the semester. The professor will make reasonable accommodations to support the student, in consultation with OAPI.

Academic integrity

The University of Puerto Rico promotes the highest standards of academic and scientific integrity. Article 6.2 of the UPR Student Bylaws (Certification JS 13 2009–2010) states that “academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: fraudulent actions, obtaining grades or academic degrees using false or fraudulent simulations, copying totally or partially academic work from another person, plagiarizing totally or partially the work of another person, copying totally or partially responses from another person to examination questions, making another person to take any test, oral or written examination on his/hers behalf, as well as assisting or facilitating any person to incur in the aforementioned conduct”. Fraudulent conduct refers to “behavior with the intent to defraud, including but not limited to, malicious alteration or falsification of grades, records, identification cards or other official documents of the UPR or any other institution.” Any of these actions shall be subject to disciplinary sanctions in accordance with the disciplinary procedure, as stated in the existing UPR Student Bylaws.

DISCLAIMER: The above statement is an English translation, prepared at the Deanship of Academic Affairs of the Medical Sciences Campus, of certain parts of Article 6.2 of the UPR Student Bylaws “Reglamento General de Estudiantes de la Universidad de Puerto Rico”, (Certificación JS 13 2009-2010). It is in no way intended to be a legal substitute for the original document, written in Spanish.