The School of Statistics is now accepting applications for FACULTY POSITIONS.

For those who are interested, kindly email a copy of your
curriculum vitae to

Applicants must be willing to start on January 2015.
Deadline of application is on December 5, 2014



2014-01a Ma. Sofia Criselda A. Poblador and Erniel B. Barrios, Control Chart for Monitoring Autocorrelated Process with Multiple Exogenous Inputs.

2014-01b Dennis S. Mapa, Arsenio M. Balisacan, Sharon Faye Piza and Jose Rowell T. Corpuz, To One Hundred Million and Beyond: Population Management should be mainstreamed in the Philippine Development Agenda.

2014-02 Zahra Hosseinzadeh and Erniel B. Barrios, e-Marketing Design with Applications to Online Travel Booking.

2014-03 Kristina Celene M. Manalaysay and Erniel B. Barrios, Semiparametric Principal Components Poisson Regression on Clustered Data.

2014-04 Ruffy C. Guilatco and Erniel B. Barrios, Nonparametric Estimation on a Switching Regression Model.

2014-05 John D. Eustaquio and Erniel B. Barrios, Nonparametric Hypothesis Testing in Clustered Survival Model.


The School's BS Statistics Program receives ASEAN University Network - Quality Assurance Certificate of Accreditation

The ASEAN University Network (AUN) sent the certificate of accreditation for the BS Statistics program after successfully completing the AUN actual quality assessment at the programme level. The AUN Quality Assurance Assessment team visited UP Diliman to review the BS Statistics program last January 13-15, 2014, as a response to the School's application for an AUN accreditation. The certification has been approved last February 18, 2014 and is valid for four years from the date of approval and is subject to renewal. read more

Eastern Visayas After Yolanda: Evidence from Household Survey

Have Typhoon Yolanda-affected families already recovered? This Note investigates if the families are back on their feet and the factors that aid in their recovery. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (internationally known as Haiyan) hurled massive destruction across the central part of the Philippines (Figure 1) and left eastern, central, western Visayas, and beyond to the northern part of Palawan in utmost disarray. read more

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


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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Career Opportunities

The School of Statistics is now accepting applications for faculty positions.

For those who are interested, kindly email a copy of your curriculum vitae to

Applicants must be willing to start on January 2015. Deadline of application is on December 5, 2014


The School's BS Statistics program is now accredited by the ASEAN University Network - Quality Assesment (AUN-QA).

Dr. Dennis S. Mapa is now the UPSS Dean. Congratulations!

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!