new PhD in Statistics
professor of Mathematics Corinne Grace Burgos recently earned
her degree in Docotr of Philosophy in Statistics from the
University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna.
Burgos defended her dissertation titled “Bayesian Predictive
Inference on a Finite Population Mean Under Selection Bias”
on February 15, under the supervision of her adviser Dr. Balgobin
Nandram, professor from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI),
Meanwhile, Nandram was a visiting professor of the Mathematics
Department on February 8-16. He conducted several lectures
on Bayesian Statistics to faculty and students of the department.
presents paper on persistent toxic substances
Education Department Chairperson Dr. Maricar Prudente participated
in the First Technical Group Workshop-Meeting (Region 8 –
Southeast Asia and South Pacific) on Sources and Environmental
Levels of Persistent Toxic Substances on February 5-8 in Singapore.
meeting was part of the GEF-UNEP project on Global assessment
of Persistent and Toxic Substances (PTS). On the second day
of the workshop-meeting, Prudente presented her paper titled
“Persistent Toxic Substances in Coastal and Urban Areas in
the Philippines.” In view of her interest and work on PTS
in the country, she was among a select number of participants
from Region 8 comprising of 12 other countries including Australia,
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives,
New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
After the country presentations on PTS sources and levels,
the workshop determined data gaps and identified priorities
for the region.