Call for Nominations to the School of Statistics Deanship
The Nomination committee for the Deanship of the School of Statistics
shall accept nominations from 8:00 AM or 11 August to 5:00 PM of 22 August 2014
For more information click here for details.



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

BS Stat Program Reviewed for Potential ASEAN University Network Accreditation

January 13, 2014 - the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) Assessment team visited UP Diliman to review the BS Statistics program, as a response to the School's application for an AUN accreditation. The AUN-QA Assessment team is composed of AUN Assessors, Dr. Pimpan Vimolvan of Chulalongkorn University and Dr. Wan Ahmad Kamil Che Mahmood of Universiti Sains Malaysia. read more

The Story Behind the Lantern of UP School of Statistics

Last December 18, 2013, the School participated in the annual tradition of lantern parade. Students, faculty, alumni and staff paraded with a lantern inspired by the University, the School and the Country. But with the recent catastrophic events that hit the Philippines, the UP community had once again reshaped this annual event for the lanterns to serve a more significant purpose - to give help. read more


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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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.