Current Projects


A Clinical Decision Support System for Tobacco Cessation using Electronic Health Records

The project proposed will create a computer-based clinical decision support system (CDSS) to assist oral health care providers in helping individuals to reduce or quit smoking. This project is developing the Tobacco Cessation Advisor (T.C.A.). This interdisciplinary project explores the need to automate evidence-based tobacco cessation through electronic health records. With approaches from rule-based systems, knowledge representation, machine learning, and predictive analytics the project aims to address the barriers of lack of training and time to provide interventions.
PI: Andrey Soares and Joan Davis
2012 -


Vocal Hygiene App: Developing Application Software Technology for Voice Care

The project will investigate the development of Apps for mobile and wearable devices as therapeutic tools that can fit the lifestyle of patients while still providing voice care.
PI: Maria Claudia Franca and Andrey Soares
2016 -


Past Projects


Build Your Own Android App - Summer Camp and Workshops for Middle School Girls

This program is designed to introduce middle school girls to the fun of mobile application development for Android phones.
PI: Nancy Martin and Andrey Soares
2013 - 2016






TUP Viewer: Tobacco User Profile Viewer

The goal of this project is to serve as an educational resource for students and faculty to permit the practice of tobacco cessation treatment planning based on profile analysis. The tool provides users with an easier way to explore, view and analyze anonymous patient data to serve as mock-patient educational experiences for healthcare faculty and students in order to practice tobacco cessation treatment planning.
PI: Andrey Soares and Joan M. Davis
2014 - 2015


App Inventor for Beginners and Beyond

This project investigates the use of App Inventor to teach beginner and more experienced programmers as well as to teach more advanced computing concepts.
PI: Andrey Soares and Nancy Martin
2011 - 2015


Mobile apps for Cyberlearning: Developing, implementing, and assessing a modular framework for STEM learning in the digital age

This Citizen Science project proposes to develop and assess the learning effectiveness of a modular cyberlearning system and associated science curriculum focused on biology.
PI: Robin Warne, Grant Miller, Andrey Soares
2013 - 2014





Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Clinical Internship

This project is developing a Web application for the medical sonography clinical internship for the Radiologic Sciences Department at SIU.
PI: Andrey Soares
2012 - 2014




Service Oriented Paradigm Across Information Technology Curricula

PI: Andrey Soares
2012 - 2014 


Meta-model Ontology based on Scenarios

PI: Andrey Soares
2009 - 2011 


Saluki Global Classroom

PI: Joan Davis, Karen Having, Charla Lautar, Belle Woodward, Andrey Soares
2009 - 2011 


SBVR Tool Design and Development

SBVR (Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules) is a standard, proposed by Object Management Group (OMG), for modeling and representing vocabulary and rules of a business domain. The research developed a proof-of-the-concept prototype for implementing SBVR by extending it from EMF (Eclipse Modeling Framework).
PI: Mark Linehan (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
2008 


RAMPART

The Rampart anti-terrorism planning system is the product of a three-year collaboration between the United States Marine Corps and the Penn State University - College of Information Sciences & Technology. Rampart is a decision model realized in a cognitive support system designed to be used by anti-terrorism officers, facilities planners, public works officers, and emergency response personnel. The model and system provide support for asset prioritization, calculation of anti-terrorism mitigation project utilities, and resource allocation.
PI: Dr. Steve Haynes and Dr. Frank Ritter (Penn State University)
2006 - 2007 


Ontologies in Action

An information architecture to support investigation of linked Health-Environment Interaction using ConceptVISTA, an ontology creation and visualization tool developed by researchers at the GeoVISTA Center, that allows users to define and link concepts and resources pertaining to a conceptual domain. Users can add and view additional information related to concepts and resources. ConceptVISTA stores ontologies in the Web Ontology Language (OWL) format and can import outside ontologies. ConceptVISTA provides users with a useful set of ontology management functions.
PI: Dr. Mark Gahegan and Dr. Fred Fonseca (Penn State University)
2004 - 2006