The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) marked its 19th year in the college. Tracing its roots to IMSP as the Department of Statistics and Statistical Laboratory (DSSL), INSTAT was officially created by the Board of Regents on February 26, 1998. Since then, INSTAT has produced skilled and competent statisticians serving inside and outside of the country.
The anniversary celebration of INSTAT with theme “Analytics: Gearing towards Data-Driven Decisions” kicked off with a symposium held at INSTAT Lecture Hall last February 24. The symposium showcased the outstanding papers of the two teams of BS Statistics students in the recently concluded SAS Analytics Champion 2017.
THE CHAMPIONS! Winning team, Caritos, Roda and Secreto, smile proudly with their medals
It’s a back-to-back win for the Institute of Statistics last February 9 as SAS® Philippines held its 2nd Academic Analytics Conference at the One Esplanade Place, Roxas Boulevard. This conference gathers SAS users and programmers from different universities, government institutions, and private companies across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on analytics leveraging on big data. Attendees were welcomed by SAS Technical Sales Manager Ms. Ivy M. Fernandez, a former faculty of INSTAT.
The pursuit of academic excellence and high-impact community service paved the way for the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) to fulfill its vision: To become a center of excellence in statistics. By virtue of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order No. 38 signed and released November 23, 2015, INSTAT is now one of two centers of excellence in the country. As COE, INSTAT, can avail of financial assistance for the development and further improvement of its degree programs. INSTAT has three years to prove its worth as COE in the area of statistical education, research and extension from January 2016 to December 2018.
Last November 23 2015, The UP Los Baños Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) and the UP Diliman School of Statistics (UPSS) held the 16th Joint Student-Faculty Conference on Statistical Sciences at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). With the theme “Statistics in the Age of Data and Opportunities,” paper presentations focused on the importance of statistical procedures in extracting valuable information from a mass of data. The conference showcased paper presentations of research activities, special problems and thesis of both faculty and students from different universities. It also served as venue for scholarly exchange of ideas and issues in statistics among students of various schools. Aside from UPSS and UPLB INSTAT constituents, a number of faculty members and students of the Central Luzon State University, De La Salle University,