WCTP 2015 (Workshop on Computation: Theory and Practice 2015) has accepted one research paper from the BS Computer Science Special Problem (SP) for presentation. WCTP 2015 is the fourth workshop organized by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research - Osaka University, University of the Philippines Diliman and De La Salle University Manila that is devoted to theoretical and practical approaches to computation. It aims to present the latest developments by theoreticians and practitioners in academe and industry working to address computational problems that can impact the way we live in society. The accepted paper is:
- Securing Health Information System with CryptDB by Nicole Anne Lopez and Richard Bryann Chua
Six Biochemistry graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) were among the top ten passers with the highest scores in the recent Chemist Licensure Examination last 15 - 16 September 2015. Abdul-Rashid Batara Sampaco III got the highest score of 92.25. Gabriel Luis Limpo Neri took the second place with a score of 91.25. Aaron John Tan Balana and Edward Gabrielle Victoriano Hilvano shared the number 3 spot with a score of 90.25. John Louis Villanueva is at number 4 with a score of 89.75 while Marvin Vergara Pelovello landed on number 9 with a score of 87.75.
Dr. Junie B. Billones, professor of Chemistry, UP Scientist 1, and project leader of the TB Drug Discovery research program talks about how they are using computer technology (via computer simulation) in looking for compounds that could be used in the treatment of multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis. The talk was delivered last 25 March 2015 during the TEDx Event held British School Manila.
Four computer science papers from the Mathematical and Computing Sciences Unit have been accepted for presentation at the 6th IEEE International Conference on Information, Intelligence, System and Applications this 6-8 July 2015 at Corfu, Greece.
- Generating Phenograms using Frequent Structure Mining over Metabolic Pathways
Lejun Christian Osorio, Geoffrey Solano, Maria Constancia Carrillo and Henry Adorna
- Microarray Data Clustering and Visualization Tool Using Self-Organizing Maps
Zach Andrei Marasigan, Geoffrey Solano and Abigaile Dionisio
- Lung Cancer Classification Tool Using Microarray Data and Support Vector Machines
Jennifer Cabrera, Geoffrey Solano and Abigaile Dionisio
- A Disease Outbreak Detection System using Autoregressive Moving Averages in Time Series Analysis
Richard John Buendia and Geoffrey Solano
Prof. Junie B. Billones, professor of chemistry, was conferred with a rank of UP Scientist 1 last 16 December 2014 in the Executive House, UP Diliman by the University of the Philippines System. The UP Scientist award is part of the UP Scientific Productivity System Award of the UP System, which was started last 2005. This awards aims to support the development of science and technology, and to encourage and reward scientific productivity. Prof. Billones is one of the leading chemistry researchers in UP Manila. He currently leads TB Drug Discovery Program in UP Manila, which is funded Emerging Interdisciplinay Research Program of the Office of Vice President of Academic Affairs.