Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Best Student Theses
Last week was the first Research Festival at Ateneo de Davao University. In essence, it was a showcase of the best researches done by professors and students from both graduate and undergraduate levels. A worthwhile endeavor, one I hope they repeat in coming years.
I made it a point to attend my students' session. Cheryl, Pem, and Ricky had won best thesis for their innovations in computer laboratory management. Cheryl also got the BPI Science Award for this and other work. So, yes, I'm rightly proud of them.
As it turns out, I was the only one with a decent (cellphone) camera, so the emcee and my friend Andy Villa asked me to take the photos of all the groups. Oops, sorry about the red-eye, guys. You can fix it with the GIMP.
These are the guys from CompSci; their thesis was on extending an OCX communications framework with video. Too bad I didn't get to know them, though.
And these are the guys from Math; their thesis was on bioinformatics -- really cheeky, and I applaud them for their reach. They looked at extended cluster analysis for protein sequences. The thesis was adjudged one of the best in the country this year.
Go, Blue Knights! (Heh, I think I'm the only one who says that outside of sporting events.)