(1825 - 1919)
Meteorólogo. Precursor en Cuba de las investigaciones en ese campo, dedicó gran parte de su actividad científica a la Zoología, la Geografía y la Etnología. Como geógrafo elaboró en 1848 un Atlas con 28 mapas litografiados para las escuelas primarias que fue el primero de su tipo impreso en Cuba
Technical Sciences
2000 | "Automated system of Public Safety’s command post ".
Main executives entity: Ministry of the Interior
Main author: Fausto Fleites Funes.
Coauthors: Tania Esther Torres Iturrioz, Alejandro Cristobal Allende, Zaida Valdés Cura, Rolando Bolivar Piñeiro, Jorge Durrthy Hernández, Leonel Angerí Herrera, Alejandro Hernández Álvarez, Frank Durán López, Francisco Benavides Angulo, Alicia Fernández Mulling and Sergio Gabriel Torralbas Pomares.

The system, which is in full operation for months, represents a landmark in the development of computer systems in the country, since it combines for the first time in a very effective and organic way:

  • Geographical information,
  • Basis of textual data,
  • Basis of images data,
  • Automated Management of "trunking" radiomovil system,
  • Global Positioning System (GPS).

Creating a work atmosphere in real time in which dozens of people interact simultaneously, who according to their function receive and give the necessary information to other persons.

The computer problems solved for this, represent a contribution to the development of this specialty in the country.

It has a high economic impact, because its price would have been very high if it had been acquired; and social impact, since the action of public security's forces of the capital is daily directed in real time through the System. The fact of having been developed in the country also allows its safe and economically feasible adaptation to conditions that will be certainly changing.