Dr. Rabby Lavilles of SCS Presents Research Project on the Use of ICT in Disaster Response

Dr. Rabby Lavilles of SCS Presents Research Project on the Use of ICT in Disaster Response

by Xandelyn Racel R. Baena

March 13, 2019- Dr. Rabby Lavilles, the Assistant Dean of the School of Computer Studies presents the research project, “Technologies and Innovation Spaces for Disaster Response: Philippine-UK Links for a Disaster Research Network.” Dr. Lavilles, while he was still a PhD student at the De La Salle University, had joined in the consortium project of DLSU-CHED-Newton Fund. The project reconciles the functionality of ICT in the disaster preparedness and response. Dr. Julio Teehankee of the DLSU and the incumbent of the Philippine Political Science Association is the principal investigator of the project. The latter also joined Dr. Lavilles during his presentation at the Cassalida Theater. The opportunity to disseminate the research was headed by the Political Science, co-sponsored by the History Department. This project certainly sounds promising given that natural disasters are at the forefront of the many concerns of the national government.  Disaster preparedness and response can be done at different levels and the application of the ICT should be regarded as highly important given that nowadays people have wider access to internet and technology. It is always a better approach to maximize the use of technology for a good purpose, much more to alleviate societal concerns. “We are in a digital age where many things can be accomplished in reliance on technology, therefore it is high time to create disaster mitigation interventions that are technology-based,” said Dr.Lavilles.

 This project is clearly innovative as it aims to intersect technology and social science knowledge to mitigate disasters.  Given that the institute has always been active in its Disaster Risk Reduction Program, it is good to know that Dr. Rabby Lavilles of MSU-IIT has taken part of this project and an innovative projects such as this can really propel disaster preparedness and response program in the country.

Topics : Disaster Response  Technology  Innovation  preparedness  computer studies

SCS faculty wins Best Poster in PRAGMA

SCS faculty wins Best Poster in PRAGMA

Lemuel Clark P. Velasco, faculty member of the School of Computer Studies (SCS), won best poster presentation in the Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) held on January 27-29, 2016 at the Marriot, Grand Ballroom Manila. His research paper was entitled “Data Visualization of Schistosomiasis Community Health Data Using Google Maps and Google Charts.”

With the theme “Creating Greater Impact Through Concerted Global Collaborations”, PRAGMA was organized by DOST-Advance Science and Technology Institute. The event was held in coordination with the 41st Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) Meeting.

 SCS continues to develop researches that not only address technology-driven issues but more importantly, studies on the relevance and application of these technologies in critical domains such as disaster management and bioinformatics and presents these in national and international workshops. –Contributed news

Topics : PRAGMA

COE, SCS faculty in IEEE Asia and the Pacific (R10) International Conference

COE, SCS faculty in IEEE Asia and the Pacific (R10) International Conference

Faculty members from the College of Engineering (COE) and the School of Computer Studies (SCS) comprised the largest delegation from Mindanao among the research paper presenters of the 8th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management (HNICEM) 2015.

Out of the 135 research presentations from Asia and the Pacific, 16 came from the MSU-IIT.

HNICEM 2010 was held on December 9-12, 2015 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City. It was organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Philippines Section together with the Neuronemech and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Philippines Chapter.

One of the HNICEM 2015 plenary speakers was Prof. Carl John Salaan faculty of the Department Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering who is now taking up his doctorate at the Tohoku University.

The theme of the conference was “Humanitarian Technologies for Disaster Prevention and Risk Reduction’.

Topics : International conference  HNICEM

COE, SCS faculty, alumni present papers in international confab

COE, SCS faculty, alumni present papers in international confab

Faculty members and alumni of the Electronics Communications Engineering (ECE) of the College of Engineering (COE) Department and the Electronics Engineering Technology Department of the School of Computer Studies (SCS) presented eight (8) research papers during the 2014 International Conference on Circuits and Systems (ICOCS 2014) held at Bayview Park Hotel, Manila on March 20-21, 2014.

The conference was part of the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) 2014 Conferences and was convened alongside the “3rd International Conference on Network and Computer Science (INCS 2014)” and the “3rd International Conference on Security Science and Technology (ICSST 2014).

Of the three conferences, the selection committee accepted 30 papers out of 150 submissions. The accepted papers for presentation will be published in the International Journal of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IJEEE), Vol.2, No.4, December 2014 which may be at www.ijeee.net.

The conference had 10 speakers from Brunei, Libya, Thailand, Japan, Kuwait, Turkey, Algeria, Malaysia, Korea and Indonesia.

Prof. Allenn Lowaton, Prof. Olga Labajo-Gerasta, Prof. Hareez Villaruz, Prof. Meriam Gay Bautista, and Prof. Jefferson Hora

Prof. Hareez Villaruz, Prof. Allenn Lowaton Prof. Meriam Gay Bautista, Prof. Jefferson Hora, Dr. Avni Morgul (session chair) , ECE Alumni : Christina Garcia, Jaydee Mangalin, Jayson Loreto, Van Buot, and Prof. Olga Joy Labajo-Gerasta

Papers presented by MSU-IIT faculty and alumni are published in the International Journal of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IJEEE)

The titles of the papers and their authors who presented in the conference and published in the IJEEE are:

“Verilog HDL Implementation of a Universal Synchronous Asynchronous Receiver transmitter” by Jefferson Hora, Meriam Gay Bautista, Kramer Chua, Demie Mae Dajao; “Overstress Free Charge Pump White LED Driver” by Allenn Lowaton, Hong-Yi Huang; “Low-EMI SPWM Generation Technique for DC-AC Converter” by: Hareez Villarus, Wan-Rone Liou, Mei-Ling Yeh; “3rd-Order Dual Trancation 18-bit Audio MASH 2-1 Delta-Sigma Digital to Analog Converter in 90nm CMOS Technology Implementation” by: Olga Joy Gerasta, Mycel Capilayan, Mark Laurence Dandan, Sittie Aleyah Magayo-ong; “12-bit Pipeline ADC Implementation in 0.09um Digital CMOS technology for Powerline Alliance” by Olga joy Gerasta, lavern Bete, Jayson Loreto, Sheerah Orlasan, Honey Mae Tagalogon; “Delay-Locked Loop Using 4 Cell Delay Line with Extended Inverter” by Jefferson Hora, Vincent Alan Heramiz, Pleiades Longakit; “7 Full-Custom Design Fractional Step-Down Charge Pump DC-DC Converter with Digital Control Implementation in 90nm CMOS Technology” by Jhon Ray Esic, Van Louven Buot, Jefferson Hora; and, “Fast Lock-in Time Phase Locked Loop Frequency Synthesizer for Continuous –Time Sigma-Delta ADC” by Jefferson Hora, Christina Garcia, Stella Sabate, Meriam Gay Bautista.

The said conferences held in one venue and the conference program updated participants in the latest development in the field of computer networks advances, computer and communication engineering, specifically, in circuits and systems.

In addition to the opportunity to learn about research achievements and challenges in the field, the event stressed that the true opportunity lies in innovative system design that could be gained through collaborative works and exchanging ideas, as well as promoted the development of research in the scientific community locally and globally. Contributed news for OPI

MSU-IIT faculty and alumni together with the other presenters from other Universities

Prof. Hareez Villaruz, from ESET department receives the best presenter award.

Topics : International Conference