Empowering Future Engineers: DOST-ASTI sparks inspiration at PUP TechXcel webinar series

4 Aug 2023 4:57 PM

Parañaque City, PH — Technical experts from DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) recently took the center stage as resource speakers in the TechXcel webinar series with the theme "Empowering Digital Leaders in the New Age of Engineering" on 22 June 2023.  

Organized by fourth-year Computer Engineering students and the Students of Computer Engineering with Natural Excellence (SCENE) group from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Parañaque City Campus, this event aimed to introduce aspiring computer engineers to cutting-edge technologies in the field of Computer Engineering. 

The webinar offered students an interactive session with a panel of experts from DOST-ASTI at the forefront of technical innovation. Mr. Adrian Aristotle P. Dellagas unpacked the role of technologies in disaster mitigation, discussing Project MASID or Meteorological Data Acquisition Station for Information Dissemination, a weather monitoring system developed by DOST-ASTI researchers. The weather monitoring stations were deployed and designed to automatically gather weather data or to alert the community of risks during extreme weather events. 

On the other hand, Mr. Jeffrey A. Aborot discussed the fundamentals of quantum computing and its simulation in a high-performance computing environment. He also presented the details of the QCS Project that will eventually allow student researchers to simulate quantum computation in DOST-ASTI’s COARE facility. In his presentation, Mr. Aborot explored various concepts within the field of quantum computing, emphasizing its transformative impact when combined with Artificial Intelligence. He also addressed challenges that must be overcome in the development of practical quantum computing systems. 

Lastly, Ms. Riza Carmela M. Pineda delved into radio frequency and spectrum through Project REIINN, an initiative focused on narrowing the digital divide in the country, while Ms. Krizzie Keith Marie R. Benzon explored electronic products and development in her talk featuring the Electronics Product Development Center (EPDC), a world-class facility designed to support the electronics industry by providing various technical support services. 

Through these insightful talks, DOST-ASTI experts have not only imparted practical knowledge but also fueled the enthusiasm of aspiring computer engineers. DOST-ASTI remains committed to driving national development by equipping future engineers with the skills necessary to navigate the world of computer engineering and make a notable impact in their fields.