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Burgos, new PhD in Statistics

Assistant 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), Worcester, Massachusetts.

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.

Prudente presents paper on persistent toxic substances

Science 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.

The 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.

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