DOST-ASTI researchers gain recognition during 2019 DOST Intellectual Property Awards

19 Dec 2019 8:48 AM

10 December 2019, Quezon City – Researchers from the DOST’s Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) were recognized during the 2019 DOST Intellectual Property Awards (IPA) held at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Quezon City.  

The DOST-ASTI was cited for eight (8) research papers published by the following researchers: Mar Francis D. De Guzman (Science Research Specialist II), Calvin Artemies Hilario (Senior Science Research Specialist), Jay Samuel L. Combinido (Senior Science Research Specialist), John Robert T. Mendoza (Senior Science Research Specialist), Jeffrey A. Aborot (Senior Science Research Specialist), Michael Benedict L. Virtucio (Science Research Specialist I), John Kevin C. Abonita (Science Research Specialist I), Roxanne S. Aviñante (Senior Science Research Specialist), Rother Jay B. Copino (Science Research Specialist I), Michelle P. Neverida (Science Research Specialist II)Vanesa O. Osiana (Science Research Specialist II), Elmer C. Peramo (Science Research Specialist II)Fredmar Asarias (Science Research Specialist II), Joanna G. Syjuco (Chief Science Research Specialist), and Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr. (Acting DOST-ASTI Director). 

The following papers received the award: 

  • "A Novel Approach or Vegetation Classification Using UAV-based Hyperspectral Imaging" by Tetsuro Ishida, Junichi Kurihara, Fra Angelico VirayShielo Baes Namuco, Enrico C. Paringit, Gay Jane Perez, Yukihiro Takahashi, and Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr. (Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 144:80-85, 2018) 
  • "RF Power Amplifier Efficiency Improvement under Antenna Impedance Variation Using a Tunable Matching Network" by Mar Francis D. De Guzman, Paul Timothy Quezon, and Genedyn Gems Mendoza (2018 IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference; October (8650383): 333-337, 2018) 
  • "Compensation of Antenna Misalignment Using Selection Diversity for Maritime Communications" by Mar Francis D. De Guzman, Greco Gervin Cruz, Leandrew Miguel Guzman, and Steven Matthew Cheng (2018 IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference; October (8650404): 350-355, 2018) 
  • "Doppler Tolerant Modified P4 Code (DTMP4 Code) for Pulse Compression Radar" by Neon S. de Jesus and Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr. (2017 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology pp. 56-61, 2018)
  • "Empirical Measurements of Antenna Polarization Mismatch and Misalignment Due to Angular Motion" by Mar Francis D. De GuzmanCalvin Artemies G. Hilario, and Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr. (IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON) 2018 (8650078): 1749-1752, 2019) 

  • "A Convolutional Neural Network Approach for Estimating Tropical Cyclone Intensity Using Satellite-Based Infrared Images" by Jay Samuel L. CombinidoJohn Robert T. Mendoza, and Jeffrey A. Aborot (International Conference on Pattern Recognition 2018 Proceedings August (8545593): 1474-1480, 2018) 

  • "Predicting Decisions of the Philippine Supreme Court Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning" by Michael Benedict L. VirtucioJeffrey A. AborotJohn Kevin C. AbonitaRoxanne S. AviñanteRother Jay B. CopinoMichelle P. NeveridaVanesa O. OsianaElmer C. Peramoand Joanna G. Syjuco (2018 IEEE 42nd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) 2(8377844): 130-135, 2018) 

  • "Resilient Distributed Control of Multi-Microgrid Systems During Failure of Communication Infrastructure" by Fredmar N. Asarias and Michael Angelo A. Pedrasa (2018 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC) October (8566276): 100-105, 2018) 

During her presentation about the DOST IPA Award System, Board of Judges Chair & National Scientist Lourdes J. Cruz lauded DOST-ASTI for a significant increase in its number of publications over the last two years. In the 2018 DOST IPA, DOST-ASTI was also recognized for publishing 11 research outputs. 

Organized by the National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST PHL) through the DOST-NAST PHL program, the DOST IPA aims to recognize and give incentives to DOST researchers and institutions for international publications, granted patents, and utility models. It also aims to encourage other researchers to register their technologies and publish on international journals, helping boost research and development in the Philippines.  

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