CCOM 3986 - Undergraduate Research in Computer Science - Fall 2022


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

Fall 2022


Field Value
Name Humberto Ortiz-Zuazaga
Office NCL A-159
Laboratory NCL A-158
Telephone 787-764-0000 x88363
Web page
Office hours Monday, Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 PM
or by appointment


This course will give the students of the computer science program a research experience in a topic related to Computer Science. Each student will work independently on a research project under the supoervision of a researcher. There will be weekly meetings to discuss the progress made and approaches to advance the completion of the project. At the end of the semester each student will submit a technical report; in addition will give an oral presentation or will prepare a poster of the research done. The course can be taken more than once with a maximum of 6 credits.




By agreement


By agreement

Course Schedule

By agreement

Contingency plan

In case circumstances beyond our control impede the ability to hold presential clases, the professor will communicate to the students alternative methods for completing the work.

Alternative Teaching Methods

Certification No. 112 (2014-2015) of the Governing Board defines a classroom course as a course in which 75% or more of the hours of instruction require the physical presence of the students and the teacher in the classroom. This means that 25% of a classroom course could be offered without requiring the physical presence of the students and the teacher in the classroom. If necessary, this course will be able to complete up to 25% of the contact hours (11.25 hours) on a non-face-to-face basis by alternative methods such as: videoconferences, instructional modules, discussion forums and others. If so, the calendar/agenda will be modified to include the topics that will be covered by alternative methods.

Instructional resources




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

  • Participation in lab meetings, 25% final grade
  • Technical report, 50% final grade
  • Poster or presentation, 25% final grade

Reasonable accommodations for students

The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) complies with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding discrimination, including the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Law 51. Students who have a disability or condition that may impair their ability to complete assignments or otherwise satisfy course criteria are encouraged to meet with the professor to identify, discuss and document any feasible instructional modifications or accommodations. The student should notify the instructor such disability or condition as soon as such disability or condition is known to the student. The student may also contact the Dean of Student Affair for information and auxiliary aid.

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 Students General Bylaws (Board of Trustees Certification 13, 2009-2010) states that academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: fraudulent actions; obtaining grades or academic degrees by false or fraudulent simulations; copying the whole or part of the academic work of another person; plagiarizing totally or partially the work of another person; copying all or part of another person answers to the questions of an oral or written exam by taking or getting someone else to take the exam on his/her behalf; as well as enabling and facilitating another person to perform the aforementioned. Any of these behaviors will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the disciplinary procedure laid down in the UPR Students General Bylaws.


The University of Puerto Rico prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in any of its forms, including that of sexual harassment. According to the Institutional Policy Against Sexual Harassment at the University of Puerto Rico, Certification Num. 130, 2014-2015 from the Board of Governors, any student subjected to acts constituting sexual harassment, must turn to the Office of the Student Ombudsperson, the Office of the Dean of Students, and/or the Coordinator of the Office of Compliance with Title IX for an orientation and/or a formal complaint.