Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. QC faculty members participate in Taiwan’s CYCU PhD sandwich program

Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Quezon City faculty members Engr. John Joel Martinez from the Electronics Engineering (ECE) Department and Engr. Jonathan Taylar from the Computer Engineering (CpE) Department have arrived back in the country after their fruitful participation in the PhD sandwich program offered by Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) in Taiwan from September 2019 to February 2020.

Engr. Martinez and Engr. Taylar spent five months conducting research in CYCU’s laboratories and one month preparing their paper under the guidance of CYCU’s Research Director and Distinguished Professor Ying-Yi Hong. Their research should focus on the application of artificial intelligence into power systems and Engr. Martinez was able to publish one research paper entitled Day-Ahead Solar Irradiation Forecasting Utilizing Gramian Angular Field and Convolutional Long Short-Term Memory before going back to the Philippines.

“Having a glimpse of how a university research should be made me realize that optimizing research here in T.I.P. will surely benefit us as a technological institution,” noted Engr. Martinez, emphasizing that the highlight of the program for him was seeing how CYCU gives importance to research.

Engr. Martinez and Engr. Taylar learned about the program when T.I.P. hosted CYCU for the 2nd International Workshop on Advanced Technology last January 2019. They believe that their participation in the sandwich program will help further strengthen the partnership between T.I.P. and CYCU.

The two T.I.P. faculty members were able to participate in the CYCU PhD sandwich program to further enrich their experience as T.I.P. Doctorate in Engineering program students. Sandwich program is a set period of time working in a related industry or studying abroad which is usually offered by universities.

CYCU has also recently taken in T.I.P. Manila Electrical Engineering (EE) Department faculty member Engr. Gerard Apolinario under its full PhD scholarship program and he is expected to finish his Doctorate in Engineering in 2022.