CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Your smartphone could soon help warn you if you have skin cancer.

Joy Williams, a senior at James Madison University, presented her research and app “derML” Thursday, April 11. The presentation was part of  the Tom Tom Summit & Festival’s Applied Machine Learning Conference.

The app uses the camera on a smartphone to compares the user's skin with images from the International Skin Imaging Collaboration’s database. It can also connect the user with a dermatologist.

Williams and her professor, Anthony Teate, spent two years working on the app.