Switching Meta-Regression Model by Ivy Corazon L. Ancog on Friday, 27 November 2015, 4:00 P.M. at the UPSS Auditorium


2015-04 Getting a job in the PHilippines: The Transition from Unemployment to Work among Filipino Jobseekers by Dennis S. Mapa and Jeremy L. De Jesus

2015-03 Cross-country Analysis of Maternal Mortality Ratio by Erniel B. Barrios and Mark Angelo C. Ang

2015-02 Estimation of Isotonic Spatio-temporal Model with Clustering by Erniel B. Barrios and Michael Daniel C. Lucagbo

2015-01 Rice Price, Job Misery, Hunger Incidence: Need to Track Few More Statistical Indicators for the Poor by Dennis S. Mapa, Kristelle M. Castillo and Krizia DR. Francisco


UP School of Statistics Dean and Professor is SEARCA's 2015 Regional Professorial Chair Awardee

University of the Philippines School of Statistics (UPSS) Dean and Professor Dr. Dennis S. Mapa has been awarded the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Regional Professorial Chair for 2015. read more

The Best Undergraduate Student Paper Awardees of 2015

One of the highlights of the 2015 UP School of Statistics Recognition Rites was the announcement of the recipients of the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Out of the eighteen competing groups, only three emerged as the winners. This year's winning paper is entitled Modeling Rainfall Extrema in Metro Manila and in Vulnerable Provinces in the Philippines Using Block Maxima and Peaks-Over-Threshold Approaches. 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


DiCaprio, A., Beck, S. and Daquis, J. (2014), ADB Trade Finance Gap, Growth, and Jobs Survey (ADB Policy Brief No. 25). Retrieved from

Ravago, M. and Mapa, D. (2014), Eastern Visayas After Yolanda: Evidence from Household Survey (PCED Policy Note No. 2014-05. Retrieved from

Orpia, Cherie B., Dennis S. Mapa and Julius C. Orpia (2014), Time Series Analysis using Vector AutoRegressive Models of Wind Speeds in Bangui Bay and Selected Weather Variables in Laoag City. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism (JEMT), Volume V, Summer, Issue 1(9), pp.54-65.

Franco, Ray John Gabrial and Dennis S. Mapa (2014), Analyzing the Dynamics of GDP Growth: A Mixed Frequency Model Approach. Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields, (Volume V, winter), 2(9).

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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