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Professional Masters in Data Science Analytics SURVEY
UP School of Statistics is currently developing a program to be called "Professional Masters in Data Science Analytics". The program aims to provide a comprehensive training on the analytics perspective of data science. This will cover topics and issues on statistical machine learning, big data, business analytics, data mining, etc. Please answer this survey which aims to gather feedback from professionals in data science or related fields. Please click this link for the survey.

Call for Nominations to the Deanship of the School of Statistics
The Nomination Committee for the Deanship of the School of Statistics shall accept nominations
from 4 to 8 September 2017. Please submit the following documents (in both printed copies with original
signatures as appropriate and soft copies in CD-ROM or USB drive) within office hours to Dean's Office, School of Library and Information Studies (UP SLIS)
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Financial Support Available to UPSS Students
Security Bank Foundation Scholarship Program
Security Bank Scholarship Grant for Undergraduate Students of UP School of Statistics
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2016 BEST UNDERGRADUATE PAPER
Best Paper: Mei Ann Justine L. Nogoy and Pauline T. Obach
1st Runner-up: Charles John P. Marquez, Karl Joseph G. Rosales and Ignacio C. Santiago III
2nd Runner-up: Pauline T. Obach, James Dominic S. Pena and Gian Louisse A. Roy
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF MASTER'S EXAMINATION
of MELISSA JANE SIY in defense of her Master's Special Problem
"A Validation of the Non-Parametric Continous Norming Procedure"
For the degree of Master of Statistics
06 October 2017, 5:00 p.m., Conference Room, School of Statistics, UP Campus, Diliman

TRAINING SEMINAR ON APPLIED STATISTIAL ANALYSIS (Introductory Modules)
Basic Statistics with Exploratory Data Analysis, October 4 to 6, 2017
Communicating Statistics through Infographics, October 12 to 13, 2017
Applied Statistical Forecasting, October 19 to 20, 2017
Statistics for Market Segmentation and Predictive Modeling, October 26 to 27, 2017
For inquiries you may contact 02-9818500 Loc. 3503 to 05

TRAINING SEMINAR ON APPLIED STATISTICAL ANALYSIS (Advanced Modules)
Advanced Regression Analysis, November 7 to 10, 2017
Econometric Methods of Impact Evaluation, November 21 to 24, 2017
Business and Customer Analytics, November 27 to 29, 2017
Advanced Time Series Analysis, December 5 to 8, 2017
Financial Risk Modelling, Date TBD
For inquiries you may contact 02-9818500 Loc. 3503 to 05

ONLINE SURVEY ON EVALUATION OF THE UNIVERSITY
This survey is part of a project under OVPAA's EIDR which aims to evaluate the performance of the University of the Philippines in the delivery of its functions on teaching, research, and extension.
The survey covers assessment of programs, facilities, research and other facets of the university's mission and vision through its teaching staff, non-teaching staff, students, and alumni.
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WORKING PAPERS

2017-02 High Fertility Rate and High Youth Unemployment: Twin Challenges to the Demographic Dividend for the Philippines by Dennis S. Mapa , Manuel Leonard F. Albis , Michael Dominic Del Mundo and John Carlo P. Daquis

2017-01 Employment Correlates of Multidimensional Poverty in the Philippines by Manuel Leonard F. Albis and Jessmond Elvina


POLICY NOTES

September 2016 (Issue 2016-01)
High Fertility Rate and High Youth Unemployment: Twin Challenges to the Demographic Dividend for the Country by Dr. Dennis S. Mapa, Prof. Manuel Leoanard F. Albis, Prof. John Carlo Daquis and Mr. Michael Dominic Del Mundo

October 2016 (Issue 2016-02)
Dual Training System (DTS) in the Philippines: Challenges and Opportunities by Dr. Dennis S. Mapa, Dr. Josefina V. Almeda and Prof. Manuel Leoanard F. Albis


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NEWS


Dr. Josefina Venegas-Almeda, newly appointed Executive Director of Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute

President Rodrigo R. Duterte appointed Dr. Josefina V. Almeda, Professor and College Secretary at the UP School of Statistics, on August 9, 2017 as the new Executive Director of Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI). read more


UP School of Statistics Class of 2017

Attending the 106th University Commencement on a bright morning of June 25, 2017, 135 UPSS Graduates marked the end of their journeys in the university. The UPSS Class of 2017 was led by two Summa Cum Laude graduates, Paollo Deo Reyes and Teod Carlo Cabili. Reyes and Cabili were joined by 11 Magna Cum Laude and 23 Cum Laude graduates. read more


UPSS Dean as Plenary Speaker at the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 Expo

The National Economic and Development Authority invited UPSS Dean and Professor Dr. Dennis S. Mapa to be a plenary speaker at the recently concluded Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 Expo and Public Launch at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City last 02 June 2017. read more


UPSS Alumnus returns home as UP Visiting Professor

The UP School of Statistics is happy to have Dr. Alexander R. de Leon, an alumnus of the school, as UP Visiting Professor this second semester of Academic Year 2016-2017. He was a former faculty member of UPSS before completing his PhD (Statistics) at the University of Alberta, Canada, in 2002. read more


UP Stat Faculty Members receive Professorial Chair and Faculty Grant Awards

Four faculty members from the UPSS were awarded the One U.P. Professorial Chair (PC) and Faculty Grant (FG) Awards for 2016 to 2018. UPSS Dean Dr. Dennis S. Mapa and Associate Professor Dr. Joseph Ryan G. Lansangan received the One UP Professorial Chair awards, while UPSS College Secretary Dr. Josefina V. Almeda and Assistant Professor Michael C. Lucagbo received One UP Faculty Grant awards. read more


World Renowned Professor visits the UP School of Statistics

Professor Emeritus Roberto S. Mariano of the Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and the School of Economics, Singapore Management University (SMU) visited the UP School of Statistics last 10 February 2017 where he gave a lecture on High-Mixed Frequency Forecasting of GDP and Inflation in the Philippines. read more


UP School of Statistics Professor wins at the Annual SAS Philippines Academic Analytics Conference

Prof. Francisco N. delos Reyes, Director for Undergraduate Studies of the School, emerged as the champion in the Faculty Division, for his paper entitled Copula-Based Segmentation of Land-Cover Types in Satellite Image Radiometric Multispectral Pixel Data. read more


UPSS elected to the PSAI Board for the CY 2017-2019

Last December 2, 2016, the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) conducted its 2016 Annual Meeting and Christmas at the new UP School of Statistics building, UP Diliman. During the said event, the UP School of Statistics emerged as the top choice to represent the Institutional Members to the Board of Directors (BOD). The UPSS will serve in the PSAI BOD for the Calendar Years (CY) 2017 to 2019. read more


UPSS Dean joined the NAST 2016 Climate Conference

In conjuction with the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) - National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) Workshop, the 2016 Climate Conference on Addressing Climate Risk for Sustainable Development was held last 28-29 September 2016 at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City. read more


UPSS Dean Presented Results of the Cost-Benefit Study of the Dual Training System at the 42nd Philippine Business Conference

UP School of Statistics Dean and Professor Dr. Dennis S. Mapa presented the results of the Cost-Benefit Study of the Dual Training System (DTS) at the 42nd Philippine Business Conference (PBC) and Exposition of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) held last 13th October 2016. read more


National Economic and Financial Literacy Week

In support of the first National Economic and Financial Literacy Week and recognition of the need to protect the welfare of the Filipino citizens, the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) and UP School of Statistics in cooperation with the Financial Consumer Protection Department of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), invite you to a one-day forum on Financial Empowerment and Consumer Protection. read more


UPSS hosts the 17th Faculty - Student Conference on Statistical Sciences

Joining the 13th National Convention on Statistics, the UP School of Statistics hosted the 17th Faculty - Student Conference on Statistical Sciences last October 3, 2016 at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City with the theme "Sustainable Development: Making Statistics Count". read more


The Class of 1980 gives back!

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the UP School of Statistics (formerly the Statistical Center) class of 1980, headed by Mr. Henry Herrera, turned over the check worth PhP 200,000 to Dean Mapa. The class members contributed to provide aid to deserving but underprivileged undergraduate students of UPSS. Second year student Sofia Lora C. Santiago, a High School Class Valedictorian, is a recipient of the scholarship. The support from the class of 1980 will help ensure that she finishes her undergraduate degree without worrying about the financial burden. read more


UPSS Graduates wins Best Student Paper at 2016 PSAI Annual Conference

University of the Philippines School of Statistics (UPSS) graduates ROWAN ARIELLE S. LEANO, MA. ANGELICA P. TATAD and SARAH LOUISE E. VILLALUZ won First Place in the Best Student Paper Competition during the 2016 Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) Annual Conference held last August 31 to September 2 at the Avenue Hotel in Naga City with the theme "Role of Statistics in Monitoring Progress of Social Protection." read more


UP opens campus on BGC

The UP Professional Schools in Bonifacio Global City finally opened its doors this academic year 2016 - 2017. The donation of SM Investments Corporation led to the construction of Henry Sy Sr. Hall housing 29 classrooms, three computer laboratories, libraries, faculty lounges, and an auditorium. read more


School of Statistics Welcomes Freshies, Shiftees, Transferees and Graduate Students

Last August 8, 2016, the UP School of Statistics conducted the Freshie, Shiftee, Transferee and Graduate Orientation at the School of Statistics Auditorium. The college administration along with the UPSS Student Council warmly welcomed 30 new undergraduate students and 75 new graduate students into the college. read more


UP School of Statistics Professor is SEARCA's 2016 Regional Professorial Chair Awardee

University of the Philippines School of Statistics (UPSS) Professor Dr. Erniel B. Barrios has been awarded the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Regional Professorial Chair for 2016. read more


UPD Statistics Faculty Member Wins the Cochran-Hansen Prize

Asst. Prof. Kevin Carl Santos wins the Cochran-Hansen Prize to be awarded by the International Association of Survey Statistician (IASS) in World Statistics Congress 2015. The IASS aims to promote progress in the practice and theory of sample surveys and censuses. The international organization awards the Cochran-Hansen Prize every two years to best paper/s on survey methods conducted by a young statistician from a developing or transition country. read more


Dr. Lansangan Received the Award of UP Scientist I

December 16, 2014 - Dr. Joseph Ryan Lansangan received the recognition of UP Scientist I in the Awarding Ceremony of the Gawad sa Natatanging Publikasyon sa Filipino and the UP Scientific Productivity System. The awarding ceremony was held at the Executive House, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. The UP Scientist recognition is given to UP professors who have made exceptional productivity in terms of scientific research and publications. read more


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


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Y. Perera, M. Ren, J.R.B. Punzalan, C. J. Rudnisky, A.R. de Leon (2017), Binocular sensitivity and specificity of screening tests in cross-sectional diagnostic studies of paired organs, Statistics in Medicine, 36(11): 1754-1766.

S. Villejo, E. Barrios, J. Lansangan (2016), Robust Estimation of a Dynamic Spatio-Temporal Model with Structural Change, forthcoming in Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation.

C. Manalaysay, E. Barrios (2016), Semiparametric Principal Components Poisson Regression on Clustered Data, forthcoming in Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation.

R. Guilatco, E. Barrios (2016), Nonparametric Estimation of a Switching Regression Model, forthcoming in Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation.

I. Gauran, E. Barrios (2016), Nonparametric Modeling of Clustered Customer Survival Data, forthcoming in Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation.

K. Santos, E. Barrios (2016), Improving Predictive Accuracy of Logistic Regression Model Using Ranked Set Samples, forthcoming in Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation.

M. Poblador, E. Barrios (2016), Control Chart for Monitoring Autocorrelated Process with Multiple Exogenous Inputs, Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation, 45:3373-3393.

M. Lucagbo, (2016), Comparison of Ordinal Logistic Regression with Tree-Based Methods in Predicting Socioeconomic Classes in the Philippines, The Philippine Statistician, 65(1):1-14.

J. Magadia, (2016), Value-at-Risk Estimates from a SETAR Model, The Philippine Statistician, 65(1):15-26.

J. Dimapilis, (2016), AR-Sieve-based Prediction Interval for Sustainable Development Index, The Philippine Statistician, 65(1):27-40.

P. Redondo, (2016), Purposive Sampling in the Analysis of Count Data, The Philippine Statistician, 65(1):41-52.

K. Retumban, (2016), Interdependence of Philippine Stock Exchange Sector Indices: Evidence of Long-run and Short-run Relationship, The Philippine Statistician, 65(1):85-105.

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