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Dr. Mapa and his Plans for the School

The sole nominee for Deanship of UP School of Statistics (UPSS), Dr. Dennis Claire Mapa, discussed his plans for the School last August 26, 2014 in a public forum attended by several stakeholders. An external search committee was formed to facilitate the nomination and selection activities for the next dean of the School. The external search committee was composed of the committee head, Dr. Josefina Natividad (UPPI); ... read more

Four UPSS Faculty Members presented in COMPSTAT 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland

Dean Erniel Barrios and 3 other members of the School of Statistics faculty presented their research papers in the 21st International Conference on Computational Statistics (COMPSTAT 2014) which is held at Geneva, Switzerland last August 19-22. This conference is a biennial event organized all over Europe, which aims to bring together statistical researchers and practitioners to discuss the current developments in ... read more

Former UPSS Dean Appointed as the First National Statistician

Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, former Dean of the UP School of Statistics and Vice President for Planning and Finance of the University of the Philippines System is appointed as the country's first National Statistician and head of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Dr. Bersales is one of the esteemed statisticians of contemporary Philippines, having published researches in locally and internationally recognized journals. read more

Highlights of Recognition Rites 2014

Joy and pride filled the hollows of UP film center during this year's recognition rites. The school recognized 93 graduates, three of which were from the PhD Statistics program. Mr. Abubakar Asaad, Ms. Divina Grace Del Prado and Mr. Joseph Ryan Lansangan took the limelight, as they belong to the few successful achievers of the highest academic program being offered by the school. read more

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

R. Veron Cruz and E. Barrios, Estimation Procedure for a Multiple Time Series Model, forthcoming in Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computing.

J. Umali and E. Barrios, Nonparametric Principal Components Regression, forthcoming in Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computing, 43(7):1797-1810.

C. Cruz and D. Mapa, An Early Warning System for Inflation in the Philippines Using Markov-Switching and Logistic Regression Models: An Early Warning Systems for Inflation in the Philippines Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields, 4(2).

Gauran, I., Poblador, S., Classification of Congenital Hypothyroidism using Articial Neural Networks The Philippine Statistician, 62(2): 1-11.

Daquis, J., Castaneda, A., Sy, N., Abgona, J., Profitability and Growth Topology Analysis of Unilevel-Type of Network Marketing Structure The Philippine Statistician, 62(2): 13-29.

Lucagbo, M., Cobrador, K., de Mesa, N., Ferrera, R., Marasigan, J., Effects of Education on Climate Risk Vulnerability in the Philippines: Evidence from Regional Panel Data The Philippine Statistician, 62(2): 53-69.

Campano, W., Tadlas, R., Visual Exploration of Climate Variability, The Philippine Statistician, 62(2): 101-111.

J. Daquis, Nonparametric Transfer Function Models with Localized Temporal Effect, The Philippine Statistician, 62(1):1-14.

J. Magadia, Value-at-Risk Measures for the PSA Index Using Hidden Markov Models, The Philippine Statistician, 62(1): 21-32.

J.Lansangan, Sparse Principal Component Regression, The Philippine Statistician, 62(1): 33-50.

A. De Leon and J. Punzalan, An Elementary Proof of Independence of Least Squares Estimators of Regression Coefficients and of Variance in Linear Regression, The Philippine Statistician, 62(1): 77-82.

J. Guarte and E. Barrios, Nonparametric Hypothesis Testing in a Spatial-Temporal Model: A Simulation Study, Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computing, 42(1):153-170.

Mapa, D., Sandoval, M., Yap, D., Investigating the Presence of Regional Economic Growth Convergence in the Philippines Using Kalman Filters The Philippine Journal of Development, 37: 1-20.

Mapa, D., Han, F., Estrada, K., Hunger Incidence in the Philippines: Facts, Determinants and Challenges, NAST Monograph Series, No. 19 Vol. 2, 55-76.

Abrigo, M., Lavado, E., Barrios, E., Gozun, B., Estimating the Efficiency of Philippine Public High Schools Using Spatio-Temporal Stochastic Frontier Analysis, DLSU Business and Economics Review, 23(2):80-87.

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Highlights

The School is now accepting admissions for graduate students for the academic year 2014-1015. Click here for the application form and here for more information.

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales for being appointed as the country's National Statistician and head of the Philippine Statistics Authority.

UPSS Congratulates Prof. Iris Gauran for winning the poster competition during the 2014 Probability and Statistics Day of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The title of her research is Modelling Clustered Survival Data with Cured Fraction, which was also co-authored by Prof. Angela Nalica.

UP Scientific Productivity System awards UP Scientist I (2012-2014) to Dr. C.D. Mapa and UP Scientist III (2012-2014) to Dr. E. Barrios. Congratulations!

UPSS Freshman placed 2nd in the 22nd Philippine Statistics Quiz - NCR.