Nine faculty from the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics (DPSM) received their International Publication Awards (IPA) for 2011-2013 last 27 November 2013. The IPA awarding ceremony was held at the National Institute of Physics Auditorium in UP Diliman. The IPA awardees are:
- Arlou Kristina J. Angeles
- Junie B. Billones
- Richard Bryann L. Chua
- Alex C. Gonzaga
- Ma. Sheila A. Magboo
- Edanjarlo J. Marquez
- Marilou G. Nicolas
- Roy B. Tumlos
- Nelson R. Villarante
Miguel Francisco M. de Jesus, a BS Biochemistry graduate of the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM), topped the Chemist Licensure Examination held in Manila by the Professional Regulation Commission last September 17-18, 2013.
De Jesus led all 320 passers with a rating of 92.75%. Two other UPM graduates also landed in the top 10 passers with the highest scores. They are Dmitri Leo M. Cordova and Janrick Nichol O. See who shared the 8th spot with a rating of 87.25%.
A paper entitled "Classification of Congenital Hypothyroidism using Artificial Neural Networks" co-authored by two UP professors won the 2013 International Statistical Institute’s Jan Tinbergen Awards.
The Jan Tinbergen Awards is a biennial competition for young statisticians (less than 31 years old) from developing countries based on research papers in the theory and applications of statistics.
Co-authored by Iris Ivy M. Gauran and Ma. Sofia Criselda A. Poblador, the award-winning paper was initially as requirement for their graduate course at the UP School of Statistics (UPSS). For the competition, it bested over 1,000 papers submitted by young statisticians worldwide.
Gauran and Poblador, who are faculty members of the UP School of Statistics and UP Manila College of Sciences, respectively, took home €2,500 in prize money. In addition, they will get support for travel, accommodation and daily expenses to participate and present their paper in the Young Statistician’s Satellite Symposium from August 23 to 24 and the 59th ISI World Statistics Congress from August 25 to 30 to be both held in Hong Kong.