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|Opening for Teaching Positions at UP School of Statistics|
The School of Statistics invites application for three (3) teaching positions (Instructor Level) effective June 1, 2011. The applicant should have at least a BS degree in Statistics (or expected to earn it before the appointment date of June 1, 2011) or advanced degrees in other quantitative fields.
The application letter should specify intention to pursue graduate studies in statistics at least at the MS level. The application letter, curriculum vitae, and transcript of records (or true copy of grades) should be submitted not later than February 25, 2011.
Application letter should be sent to:
School of Statistics
|DOST Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation for Advanced S and T 2010|
Graduates of UP School of Statistics topped once again the annual search for outstanding thesis and dissertation for advanced science and technology by DOST. Eiffel A. De Vera (MS Statistics 2010) whose thesis entitled “Semiparametric Poisson Regression for Clustered Data” came up the winner. John Carlo P. Daquis (MS Statistics 2010) whose thesis is “Nonparametric Transfer Function Models with Localized Temporal Effect” and Rowena F. Bastero (MS Statistics 2009) with thesis entitled “Robust Estimation of a Spatiotemporal Model in Epidemics” are finalists. The same award was won by Ruby Anne E. Lemence in 2009, and by Rolando D. Navarro, Jr. in 2008.
For the PhD level, Dr. Jacqueline M. Guarte (PhD Statistics 2009) whose dissertation is “Nonparametric Bootstrap Inference in a Spatial-Temporal Model” was a finalist. The award was won by Dr. Jeffry J. Tejada in 2008.
Congratulation MS and PhD graduates!
|1st World Statistics Day, Elementary Statistics Book Endorsement by Dr. Vicente P. Valdepenas, Jr.|
Presidential Proclamation No. 647, signed by President Corazon C. Aquino on
September 20, 1990, the Philippines has been observing the National Statistics
Month to recognize the value and
importance of statistics in policy formulation, planning and
decision making in both government and private sectors.
On September 2008, the United Nations Statistics Division consulted
countries and regional and international agencies on the proposal of observing
World Statistics Day on
United Nations Statistical Commission, through its 41st session held
on February 23 to 26, 2010, endorsed 20 October 2010 as the date of the first
World Statistics Day (WSD) to be observed by national, regional, sub-regional
and international statistical offices or entities.
resolution 64/267, the General Assembly acknowledged the fundamental importance
of sustainable national statistical capacity to produce reliable and timely
statistics and indicators. The
general theme was “Celebrating the many
achievements of official statistics and the core values of service, integrity
NSCB Resolution No. 006, signed on
in Celebration with the 1st World Statistics Day
management recommended Provincial Statistics Officers in 20 selected cities to
conduct the Seminar on Statistics and Its Crucial Role in Governance as part of
the celebration of the 20.10.2010 WSD. The
NCR was one of the 20 selected cities for the venue of the Seminar.
Office celebrated the first World Statistics Day at Casino Español de Manila on
October 20, 2010 with a Seminar on
Statistics and Its Crucial Role in Governance and book launching book of
Elementary Statistics authored by University of the Philippines professors.
Book Launching of “Elementary Statistics”
Book Launching of “Elementary Statistics”
The book launching of “Elementary Statistics” included an endorsement
from Dr. Vicente Valdepeñas, Jr. of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
The book was designed especially for all students, researchers and the
educated as well.
The authors are Josefina Venegas Almeda, Therese Garcia Capistrano and
Genelyn Ma. Ferry Sarte, all professors of the University of the Philippines
School of Statistics. Only the first
two authors were present. They were
introduced by Ms. Lilia Nuesca.
The book was available to interested buyers at a discounted rate (less
10%) by the UP Press during the event.
Statement of Endorsement
Vicente B. Valdepeñas, Jr.
In their book, Elementary Statistics (University of the Philippines Press, 2010), Professors Almeda, Capistrano and Sarte respond to the great and urgent need for an introduction to the science of statistics and the discipline of statistical inference that is clear, accurate and useful. As a distillation of their years of teaching statistics at the University of the Philippines School of Statistics, this book uniquely succeeds at methodically getting the uninitiated discover the marvels of statistics and the insights they stimulate as they are collected, processed, organized and analyzed. Its scope is fairly comprehensive, stretching beyond the estimation of descriptive statistics and their visual presentation. It includes highly readable treatment of sampling and sampling distributions, probability theory including Bayes’ Theorem and statistical inference, estimation test of hypotheses, chi-square tests, and concludes with simple regression analysis including the diagnostics to test the significance of coefficients that get estimated.
The rich collection of examples and illustrations as well as the use of Excel spreadsheets will greatly help the uninitiated get thoroughly immersed in the methods of sound statistical analysis whether it tracks price and output movements in the economy, tests the potency of new drugs, the incidence of malnutrition, and the efficacy of fertilizers or high-yield varieties of corn and rice. These examples and illustrations of statistical applications invariably use Philippine datasets, often the fruit of the authors’ own experience as professional statisticians.
This book Elementary Statistics is strongly recommended for students, researchers, and every educated citizen who wishes to catch up on his personal development.
|10th Faculty-Student Conference on the Statistical Sciences|
|Professor Chair Lectures in honor of Prof. Angeles R. Buenaventura, Dean of the Statistical Center, 1981 to 1983|
|UPSS Professor and BS Statistics graduates to present papers at the 11th International Convention of the EAEA|
UP School of Statistics (UPSS) Assistant Professor Dennis S. Mapa and BS Statistics graduates Monica B. Sandoval, David B. Yap II and Manuel F. Albis are scheduled to present their papers at the 11th International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association (EAEA) at the Manila Diamond Hotel on November 15 to 16, 2008.
Professor Mapa, current Director for Research of the UPSS, will present the paper “Population Dynamics and Household Saving: Evidence from the Philippines.” Ms. Sandoval (cum laude, Class 2008) and Mr. Yap (magna cum laude, Class 2008) will present their paper on “Regional Economic Growth Convergence in the Philippines.” Mr. Albis (magna cum laude, Class 2008) will present the paper entitled “What really matters for income growth in the Philippines: Empirical evidence from provincial data.”
The East Asian Economic Association (EAEA) was established in 1987 as the first international academic organization to focus on the economics of East Asia, comprising Northeast and Southeast Asia. The major activities of the EAEA include publishing a quarterly journal, the Asian Economic Journal, and holding biannual international conventions. The 10th International Convention was held in Beijing, China in November 2006.
|U.P. Stat's New Dean|
|The BOARD OF REGENTS, at its 1235th meeting held on 29 August 2008, approved the appointment of Dr. ERNIEL B. BARRIOS as Dean, School of Statistics, effective 1 September 2008 until 31 August 2011.|
|Dr. Barrios and Dr. Mapa to present papers in Singapore|
UP School of Statistics (UPSS) Professor Erniel B. Barrios and Assistant Professor Dennis S. Mapa are scheduled to present their papers at the Far Eastern and South Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society (FEMES) at the Singapore Management University in Singapore on July 16 to 18, 2008 .
Professor Barrios will be presenting his paper, “Spatial Autoregressive Stochastic Frontier Model”. On the other hand, Professor Mapa, current Director for Research of the UPSS, will present the paper “Robust Determination of Income Growth in the Philippines : A Bayesian Averaging of the Classical Estimates (BACE) Approach”.
The 2008 FEMES is a yearly conference of theoretical and applied econometricians in Asia . This year’s conference combines the Far Eastern and South Asian Meetings of the Econometric Society.
|UPSS Professor is 2008 Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) Awardee|
Dr. Dennis S. Mapa, Assistant Professor and Director for Research of the School of Statistics, was declared by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) as recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) Award in the field of Economics for his contributions to applied econometrics, particularly for his studies on the Population-Economy-Poverty nexus, and financial econometrics. Dr. Dennis Mapa will receive the award from the NAST during the awarding ceremonies on July 10, 2008 at the Manila Hotel.
|Dean Bersales to present paper on Teachers' Training on Statistics in Mexico|
UP School of Statistics Dean Lisa Grace S. Bersales will be going to Monterey, Mexico on June 30 to July 4, 2008 to present her paper at the Joint International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICM) and International Association for Statistics Education (IASE) Study Conference. Dr. Bersales was invited by the IASE to present her paper, “Reform Efforts in Training Statistics Teachers in the Philippines : Challenges and Prospects”.
9:00 to 9:30 Registration, Coffee and Opening Program
SESSION 1 Chair: DR. DENNIS S. MAPA
9:30 to 10:00 “Enrichment Activities in an Introductory Statistics Course”
PROFESSOR JOSEFINA V. ALMEDA
Philippine Statistical Association (PSA) Assistant Professor of Statistics
10:00 to 13:00 “Market Research and New Product Forecasts in the Philippine
PROFESSOR FRANCISCO N. DE LOS REYES
Rosario Chew Assistant Professor for Marketing Research
10:30 to 11:00 OPEN FORUM
SESSION 2 Chair: PROFESSOR MARK ANTHONY U. JAVELOSA
11:00 to 11:30 “On the Misuse of Slovin’s Formula”
DR. JEFFRY J. TEJADA
University of the Philippines Statistical Center Research Foundation, Inc.
(UPSCRFI) Associate Professor of Statistics
11:30 to 12:00 “Sparse Principal Component Regression”
DR. ERNIEL B. BARRIOS
University of the Philippines Centennial Professor of Statistics
12:00 to 12:30 OPEN FORUM
SESSION 3 Chair: PROFESSOR CHERRY ANN C. CRISTOBAL
1:30 to 2:00 “On American Option Pricing”
DR. REYNALDO M. REY
Roberto Coyuito Associate Professor of Statistics
2:00 to 2:30 “Value-at-Risk (VaR) Modeling via the Peaks-Over-Threshold Approach”
DR. JOSELITO C. MAGADIA
Central Bank Diamond Jubilee Associate Professor of Statistics
2:30 to 3:00 OPEN FORUM/COFFEE BREAK
SESSION 4 Chair: PROFESSOR LORELIE D.A. SANTOS
3:00 to 3:30 “Getting Old before Getting Rich: An Analysis of the Economic State of the
Elderly in the Philippines”
DR. DENNIS S. MAPA
Vidal A. Tan Associate Professor of Statistics
3:30 to 4:00 “Enhancing Seasonal Adjustment of Philippine Time Series:
Procedures under Seasonal Volatilities”
DR. LISA GRACE S. BERSALES
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Sterling Professor for
Government and Official Statistics
4:00 to 4:30 OPEN FORUM
4:30 to 5:30 INTERVIEW WITH
PROFESSOR ANGELES R. BUENAVENTURA
|Wendell Campano Presents Paper in IASC|
Wendell Campano, an Instructor at the U.P. School of Statistics will present a paper at the Joint Meeting of the 4th World Conference of the International Association of Statistical Computing and the 6th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC, December 5-8, 2008, in Yokohama, Japan. The biggest gathering of computing statisticians around the world will have Computational Statistics and Data Analysis as its theme. Mr. Campano will present the paper "Estimation of a Non-structural Time Series Model with Structural Change" co-authored with Dr. Erneil B. Barrios.
|Five Professorial Chair Lectures|
The School of Statistics organized five professorial chair lectures last December 5. 2008. Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales who served as Dean of the School for 8 years was honored during the occasion. The professorial chair holders delivered the following lectures:
|UPSS Alumni Homecoming|
The Centennial Homecoming of the Alumni of U.P. School of Statistics was held December 6, 2008. Over 200 Alumni from Batch 1970 to Batch 2008 attended the gathering. U.P. President Emerlinda R. Roman updated the alumni with the present status of the University. The alumni pledged support for the undergoing renovation of the U.P. School of Statistics building. The event was organized by the UPAA Statistics Chapter headed by its President, Lilia Catris-Guillermo (BS 1977).