Congratulations UPLB Statistics Class of 2018!

Congratulations UPLB Statistics Class of 2018!

INSTAT 20th Anniversary Activities

INSTAT 20th Anniversary Activities


Dr. Lansigan reappointed as CAS Dean

The UP Board of Regents (BOR) in its January 26 meeting (1332nd) has renewed the appointment of Dr. Felino P. Lansigan as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Baños. This will be Dr. Lansigan’s second three-year term as Dean, since his first appointment to the office in 2014.

For the last three years, the college under the helm of Dean Lansigan has experienced significant progress in the areas of instruction, research and extension, internationalization, infrastructure, faculty, staff, and student’s development. The General Education Program, in particular, and a number of curricular programs (e.g. graduate degree programs in Math, Applied Math, Physics, and Applied Physics) have been developed, revised or instituted. Research project proposals with funding from UPLB Basic Research, UP EIRDG, DOST- PCAARRD, PCIEERD, DA-BAR, etc. were forwarded. The CAS Student-Faculty Research Conference was held as a boost to the academe to continue to undertake researches. Funding of attendance to conferences thru the CAS World Class Fund (WCF) and Global Competitiveness Fund (GCF), collaboration of the UPLB Graduate School with the Language Instruction Towards Excellence (LITE) program, and the emergence of the Fusion of Arts and Sciences Program of the Digital Humanities were the advances in extension programs gained by the college. LITE Training courses

INSTAT marks its 20th year

The Institute of Statistics celebrated its 20th year in a series of activities in February. With the theme, “20 Years of Responsive and Innovative Statistics Education: Development of Environmental Statistics in support of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)”, the institute highlights the significance of its field in the attainment of the SDGs.

A homecoming of alumni and friends kicked off the celebration on February 16 for which participants joined a parade on foot, bicycles, or electric motorcycles to promote a cleaner and greener form of motorcade. The rest of the day was spent on formally opening this year’s exhibit in the INSTAT lobby and on socialization.

The highlight of this year’s celebration, INSTAT annual seminar series was held on February 21. Michelle M. Viernes, Senior Statistical Specialist of the Poverty and Human Development Statistics Division of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) discussed the “Challenges in the Monitoring of Environment Statistics in the SDGs” while Arvin R. Reginio, Statistician II from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shared the DENR’s perspective on “Addressing the Data Needs of the Data-Driven SDGs”. Both speakers are graduates from the institute.

Two INSTAT faculty members win 2017 CAS Outstanding Faculty Awards

The recipients of the awards – Dr. Nancy A. Tandang and Mr. Rocky T. Marcelino
pose with INSTAT faculty members, CAS Dean Dr. Felino P. Lansigan,
INSTAT Director Dr. Consorcia E. Reano, and Former CAS Dean Dr. Zita VJ. Albacea.

Every year, the College of Arts and Sciences honors faculty members, student, and staff who have made valuable contributions for the advancement of the ideals and aspirations of the college. The 2017 CAS Araw ng Parangal that was held on November 24, 2017 at the CAS Auditorium also served as one of the highlights of the 45th Foundation Day anniversary celebration of the college. During the awarding ceremony, two faculty members from the Institute of Statistics were recognized as 2017 CAS Outstanding Faculty.

INSTAT holds 18th National Student-Faculty Conference on the Statistical Sciences

LONG WAY TO GO. Faculty and students from various universities offering degree programs in Statistics has come to join for SFCON 2017.

The SEARCA Umali Hall was as crowded as a beehive during the 18th National Student-Faculty Conference on Statistical Sciences (SFCON) held last October 16, 2017 in UP Los Baños. It was indeed an intellectually stimulating event participated by faculty and students from the UP School Statistics (UPSS), Dela Salle University (DLSU) and Central Luzon State University (CLSU). On top of this, the conference featured plenary talks from the pillars of Statistics: Dr. Isidoro P. David and Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales. Also, 24 papers were presented anchored to the theme of the conference “Statistics for Propelling Ambisyon Natin 2040”. Most of them focused on the role of Statistics towards the realization of Ambisyon 2040 –  collective long-term vision and aspirations of the Filipino people for themselves and for the country in the next 25 years.