Mexican student develops a project in Harvard

Rodolfo Ferro developed a project consisting of the application of mathematical-computational techniques to calculate molecular properties
Photo: Taken from Rodolfo Ferro's Twitter account
18/08/2017
19:37
Notimex
Mexico City
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Rodolfo Ferro, a graduate student in Mathematics at the University of Guanajuato, collaborated with Harvard University to create a project consisting of the application of mathematical-computational techniques to calculate molecular properties.

The project titled "Adapting Machine Learning Techniques for Chemistry Problems" consists in using machine learning techniques, which allow the classification or prediction of information, as Netflix or Spotify applications do.

The Mexican student developed this research after a two-month stay in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University.

One of the key ideas in the research is to develop a programming library, which "is intended to be public so that anyone in the world can access it and install it on any computer," said Ferro.

It is also expected that by the end of August, the research will be published under the direction of a Harvard researcher.

During his stay at that university, Rodolfo Ferro had the opportunity to learn different techniques that can be applied in several ways to different areas of human knowledge.

Rodolfo Ferro met with Mexico's consul in Boston, Emilio Rabasa Gamboa, and participated in a workshop with Frank Wilczek, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics, as well.

Moreover, Ferro along with Carlos Outerial launched the first episode of the first podcast in Mexico about Python (a widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming, created by Guido van Rossum).

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