The Vice-Chancellor of Digital University, María Teresa Martín Valdivia, presided today the award ceremony of the VI Awards in Information and Communication Technologies 'Ada Lovelace' of the University of Jaén (UJA), organised by the Centre for Advanced Studies in Information and Communication Technologies (CEATIC) of the university institution.
In the category for the best final degree project, the winner was Antonio López León, for his work entitled 'Intelligent recognition of musical notes for the synchronisation of audio and score'. In addition, in this category, the jury awarded special mentions to Carlos Villén Villar, for his work entitled 'Voice assistant for tourist information', and David Real Ortega, for his work entitled 'Development of a Serious Game for environmental awareness'.
In the category for the best Master's thesis, the winner was Loredana Daria Mang, for her work entitled 'Development of a Cloud Application based on sample data provided by Cloos Schweisstechnik'. In this category, the jury awarded a special mention to José Luis López Ruíz, for his work entitled 'Virtual Reality Tool for the management of archaeological sites'.
Finally, in the category for the best work of initiation to research, the winner was Pilar López Úbeda, for her work entitled 'Integración de conocimiento para ayudar a los sistemas de reconocimiento de entidades médicas' (Integration of knowledge to help the recognition systems of medical entities).
The event, held in the Salón de Grados Morado of the C1 building on the Las Lagunillas Campus, included speeches by the Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Information and Communication Technologies, Alfonso Ureña López, and José Antonio González Florido, Digital Business Development at Telefónica, who gave a talk entitled 'Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Employment in ICT'.
Alfonso Ureña said that Ada Lovelace, who lived between 1815 and 1852, was a visionary in her time, "who contributed to the advancement and change of history and, above all, in the field of technology". Ureña explained that Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron, one of the most important English poets of Romanticism, "who had a great passion for mathematics, thanks to her mother, and wrote notes on the analytical machine of Charles Babbae", the designer of a modern general-purpose computer, which represented an important step in the history of computing.