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DLSU hosts Stanford University Dean for big data short course and roundtable discussion on women in technology

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De La Salle University, with support from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), hosted the dean of Stanford University’s School of Engineering, Prof. Jennifer Widom, who has embarked on the Asian leg of her global advocacy to provide free training on big data, particularly for the youth and women in developing countries.

Big data is the systematic analysis of large volumes of data and statistics in order to uncover patterns and correlations that will, in turn, produce usable insights for business managers, policy makers, and other stakeholders.

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The course was held at the University’s Henry Sy, Sr. Hall last January 23 to 26 to an audience of about 400 senior high school and college students, faculty, and professionals.

Prof. Widom is a computer science professor and Massive Open Online Course pioneer and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She has co-authored four academic textbooks, providing students with a beginning and advanced introduction to database systems. Her books have been utilized at the junior, senior and graduate levels in Computer Science.

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She capped her DLSU visit with a roundtable discussion on the topic “Women and Technology,” attended by leading women from industry, the academe, and government. Among those who joined her were Senator Risa Hontiveros, consultant for ASEAN University Network and DLSU Society of University Fellows member Dr. Wyona Patalinghug, Department of Science and Technology Assistance Secretary Rowena Cristina Guevarra, as well as administrators and faculty of DLSU, University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, Philippine Science High School, and executives from Accenture, Inc.

The discussion focused on inclusivity and equal representation of women in the fields of sciences and technology. It also touched upon the personal experiences of the participants, including how they balance career and family roles.

 

DLSU and DOST-PCIEERD host NexCities workshop

 

 

De La Salle University (DLSU) and the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) hosted the “Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in the Cities of the Future” (NexCities) workshop last September 4 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

The event was held in conjunction with the Newton Fund– Research Councils UK Project (RCUK). Representatives from the British Council, Newton Fund, Research Council UK, University of Surrey, University of Nottingham, and Maynilad were also collaborators for this event.

The NexCities project aims to develop a new concept of Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in future cities that would help in identifying factors involved in energy and resource efficient wastewater management for improved water resources, enhanced water quality, sustainable food production using recycled nutrients, and positive social impact.

The workshop aims to provide a venue for knowledge exchange among researchers and stakeholders from water utility agencies, civil societies, local government units, and other relevant sectors.

 

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