Category Archives: INSTAT in Action

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.

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.

INSTAT 2017 Testimonial Program for Graduating Students

[Left picture] Daniel Joseph Pisano leads this year’s graduates having graduated magna cum laude and gaining the second highest GWA among College of Arts and Sciences graduates. Posing with Daniel are guest speaker Karl Kelvin Cruz, Daniel’s parents and INSTAT Director Consorcia Reaño. [Right picture] Dr. Mariano De Ramos together with CAS Dean Felino Lansigan and INSTAT Director Consorcia Reaño unveil the Dr. Mariano B. De Ramos Statistical Excellence Award display wall. Adriel Brent Aparri is the first to receive the award

The Institute of Statistics held its testimonial program for the Class 2017 graduates on 23 June 2017 at the INSTAT Lecture Hall. Leading this year’s graduates is magna cum laude, Daniel Joseph Pisano who received the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence for having the second highest GWA of 1.2651 among the graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences and the DOST Medal of Merit for Academic Excellence for his outstanding performance as a DOST RA 7587 scholar.

INSTAT: 19 significant years

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.