Conference on Computing Research in Region 2

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.”

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi’s words are reflected in this year’s invitation to the Conference on Computing Research in Region 2.

The University of Saint Louis (USL) School of Information and Computing Sciences (SICS) conducted the computing research conference, in collaboration with the Computing Society of the Philippines and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo, USL, September 6-7.

About 500 professors and college students in the field of information technology from all over the Cagayan Valley and Ifugao attended the event.

Reverend Father Eugene A. Arco, CICM, University President; Dr. Emmanuel James P. Pattagguan, USL Vice-President for Academic Affairs; and Dr. Evelyn L. Pascua, Regional Director for CHED 02, graced the opening program of the convention.

There were three topics during the conference, namely: “Digital Image Processing,” “Humanities Computing” and “Research and Capstone Project Advising.”

Dr. Vladimir Y. Mariano presented the topic “Digital Image Processing” with his research Bridging the Sensory and Semantic Gaps in Image Analysis. Mariano is the director and an associate professor at the Institute of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).

Dr. Dave E. Marcial delivered the talk, “Humanities Computing: Developing Applications towards the Preservation of Local Knowledge.” He is currently the dean of the College of Computer Studies, Silliman University, Dumaguete City.

Dr. Allan A. Sioson gave the topic, “Research and Capstone Project Advising.” Sioson is the academic dean of the College of Computer Studies and the chair of the University Research Council of Ateneo de Naga University.