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11 June 2018

Realizing the importance of the merging field of big data and analytics, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) with the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program – National Science Consortium (ASTHRDP-NSC) will convene its graduate scholars to discuss on big data’s potential in the country.

The annual ASTHRDP Graduate Scholars’ Conference, which will be held on 18-19 May 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, hopes to provide a venue to continuing and new graduate scholars, scholar-graduates, and faculty members of the NSC member-universities under the ASTHRDP to get together, share research outputs, and collaborate with other participants. Now on its 7th year, the Conference adopted the theme, “Big Data for Big Science” emphasizing the recent trend of large data sets being analyzed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions. 

The two-day activity will feature plenary talks with experts, as well as parallel oral and poster presentations featuring the scholars’ researches. About 500 participants are expected to attend the event. Through the Conference, DOST-SEI urges its scholar-graduates to continue their engagement in research activities and collaborations to further develop the Philippine science community. 

The NSC is the implementing arm of DOST-SEI in its ASTHRDP, which administers Ph.D. and MS scholarships in the priority basic and applied sciences. It is composed of the following member-universities: Ateneo De Manila University; Central Luzon State University; De La Salle University; Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology; University of the Philippines campuses: UP Diliman, UP Los Baños, UP Manila, and UP Visayas; University of Santo Tomas; and Visayas State University.