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2017 International Publication Award: Facts and Figures

2017 International Publication Award: Facts and Figures

A total of 564 submissions were given the International Publication Award (IPA) in 2017. Nearly half of these came from UP Diliman, the biggest constituent university (CU) in terms of student population, faculty and degree-granting programs. It received the IPA for 239 journal articles and 22 books and book chapters. The College of Science and College of Engineering were the major producers of journal articles with the IPA. Their combined output translated to more than half of all journal articles with the IPA across campuses. The number of books and book chapters with the IPA from UP Diliman made up […]

IPA Recipients for August 2018

IPA Recipients for August 2018

Melchizedek I. Alipio and Nestor Michael C. Tiglao Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute College of Engineering UP Diliman RT-CaCC: A Reliable Transport with Cache-Aware Congestion Control Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 17 (7): 4607-4619, July 2018 Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) consists of tiny nodes that are equipped with embedded computing devices interfacing with sensors or actuators. A sizable set of these nodes is dispersed over a wide geographical area to monitor a physical event like temperature, humidity, etc. Packets generated at source nodes are usually transmitted to the sink through a multi-hop communication. Because of these […]

UP professor named Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino

UP professor named Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino

Dr. Carla Dimalanta, professor at the UP Diliman National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS), is one of the 10 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos recognized for rendering service “above and beyond the call of duty”, inspiring and influencing peers, and transforming communities through works that have a lasting positive impact on the people and the country.  Dimalanta, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geology from UP and her PhD degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the University of Tokyo, leads the research laboratory Rushurgent Working Group at NIGS. She and her colleagues have carried out various research projects in […]

UP CIFAL Philippines champions sustainable development goals

UP CIFAL Philippines champions sustainable development goals

For CIFAL Philippines, knowledge must radiate towards those who most need it. Established in March 2016 by the University of the Philippines and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), CIFAL Philippines serves as a hub for training, advocacy and research on the interwoven themes of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, migration and gender equality. CIFAL stands for Centre International de Formation des Acteurs Locaux or the International Training Center for Local Actors, which is implemented by UNITAR under its Local Development Programme. Today, the global CIFAL network has nine centers in Africa, North and South America, Europe […]

IPA Recipients for July 2018

IPA Recipients for July 2018

Rosario R. Rubite Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences UP Manila Three New Species of Begonia (section Baryandra, begoniaceae) from Luzon Island, the Philippines. Phytotaxa, 347 (3): 201-212, 17 April 2018. Luzon is the largest island of the Philippines, and because of its isolation from other landmasses it has developed a unique diversity of flora and fauna. Included in this rich biodiversity of flora are members of genus Begonia of the family Begoniaceae. In a joint expedition to the island, botanists from Taiwan and the Philippines found three unknown Begonia species and compared them with potentially allied species. The […]

Course modules for revised GE program of UP finalized at system-wide conference

Course modules for revised GE program of UP finalized at system-wide conference

The revised UP General Education (GE) program will be rolled out in the first semester of academic year 2018-2019. In preparation for this, around 350 faculty members and administrators from UP’s eight constituent universities (CUs) met for the UP System GE Teaching Conference to discuss the teaching of the 11 GE courses common across the UP system and approved by the Board of Regents in December 2017. They likewise exchanged ideas on how to evaluate the revised GE program and address other implementation concerns. Present during the conference held from 11 to 13 July in UP Diliman were the vice chancellors […]

UP geologist wins medal for pioneering work on geodynamics of the Philippines

UP geologist wins medal for pioneering work on geodynamics of the Philippines

Dr. Carla B. Dimalanta, professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) in UP Diliman and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Research), is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Research and Development Award for Basic Research (Eduardo A. Quisumbing Medal). Dimalanta won for the project “The Second Phase of the Philippines-Taiwan Integrated Geodynamics Project” which she implemented with Dr. Decibel Faustino-Eslava, Dr. Betchaida Payot and Dr. Noelynna Ramos from 2011 to 2015 and was funded by the Department of Science and Technology.  The project generated the most recent data on the geologic evolution of the Visayan Region.  Given annually […]

UP researcher who heads lab for sustainable energy supply dev’t is one of new ASEAN S&T fellows

UP researcher who heads lab for sustainable energy supply dev't is one of new ASEAN S&T fellows

Dr. Joey D. Ocon, assistant professor at the UP Diliman College of Engineering and a University Scientist II, is one of the 17 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellows for 2018-2019. The early- and mid-career scientists from ASEAN member states were selected for the fellowship based on their track record and potential to promote science-based policy-making in the region. The ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology and experts from ASEAN member states, ASEAN Secretariat Science and Technology Division, US Agency for International Development and US Mission to ASEAN constituted the selection committee. Fellows will be embedded in national-level ministries or […]

DOST-JSPS Joint Research Program for 2019 is now open for proposals

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Program (JSPS) for 2019 is now open for proposals. In this bilateral activity, a Filipino scientist/researcher is given the opportunity to conduct a research project with funding from DOST and build/strengthen collaborative work with Japanese researchers and institutions. The Call for Proposals will close on 5 September 2018. Launched in 20014, the bilateral exchange program aims to provide opportunities for young researchers of Japan and the Philippines to meet, interact and exchange ideas to build a robust science and technology community in the region. […]

AINS 2018 Call for Papers

The 2018 IEEE Conference on Applications, Information and Network Security (AINS 2018) will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia on 20–22 November 2018. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to share and exchange advancement in research, technologies and applications in the area of computer and network security for professionals, engineers, academics and industrial people worldwide. AINS 2018 is sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Malaysia. Paper Format – All manuscripts must be in English. – Papers submitted for review MUST NOT contain any author information (no authors, affiliation or address, and no explicit self-reference) due to the double-blind review process. – All submitted […]