For two years in a row the Department of Computer Engineering of Mapua Institute of Technology bagged the “Best Conference Paper Award” at the recently concluded 2015 ICpEP National Conference on Computer Applications, Technologies and Engineering or CATE 2015. The said conference was sponsored by the Institute of Computer Engineers of the Philippines. The winning paper entitled “Raindrop Splash Algorithm on Basal Body Temperature for Ovulation Monitoring and Prediction” was presented by the group of Erika Joy H. Morales, Francis Dominic C. Bucao and Ma. Josephine C. Fujita. The advisers were Febus Reidj G. Cruz, Carlos Hortinela IV and Noel B. Linsangan.
As part of its initiatives to beef up research and development capabilities and to fulfill its mission of becoming a world-class university, Mapúa Institute of Technology will house in its newly opened Research Building the DOST grant-in-aid funded project Mapúa-Phil LiDAR 2 through the School of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering (EECE).
The new project is in addition to the Mapúa-Phil LiDAR 1 project under the School of Civil, Environmental, and Geological Engineering (CEGE), which will help in mapping flood hazards as well as predict the extent of flooding in the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon or CABARZON. This, in turn, will greatly facilitate accurate planning and appropriate disaster and risk reduction and response of local government units in the said areas.
Last February 28, three Mapúa electronics engineering students copped first place in the Shell Ideas360–Galing ng Pinoy Challenge, a local version of ShellIdeas360, besting other shortlisted schools all over the Philippines.
Jeremy de Leon, Earlene Sarmiento, and Norman Quiniquini bested students from the University of the Philippines, University of Mindanao, and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines with their idea “Bagwis,” a portable wind power generator.
According to de Leon, the idea was inspired by the spinners made from bottles seen at pedicabs in Intramuros, Manila.
“We thought, ‘what if there is a way to charge something or produce electricity while the pedicabs run?' This made Bagwis possible,” de Leon said, adding that the idea also aims to promote tourism inside the Walled City.