Carolina Ruiz's research interests are in machine learning, artificial intelligence and data mining. Together with her graduate and undergraduate students, Dr. Ruiz has worked on numerous interdisciplinary research projects with clinicians from the University of Massachusetts Medical School on developing and using machine learning algorithms over clinical and behavioral patient data. In addition to being a faculty member in the Computer Science Department, she is a founder and core member of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, the Data Science Program and the Neuroscience Program at WPI. Dr. Ruiz is also a core member of the WPI Healthcare Delivery Institute (HDI) and of the WPI Center for Project-Based Learning. She enjoys teaching courses and advising undergraduate and graduate research projects in machine learning and data mining.
Medical News Today published an article about a smartphone app developed at WPI that may help in the fight against obesity. While apps that aim to assist with weight loss are not new, this app — known as SlipBuddy — takes a unique three-pronged approach to combat overeating.