Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. Computer Engineering students notch third in 2019 ASEAN Data Science Explorers National Finals

Two Computer Engineering students from the Technological Institute of the Philippines - Quezon City (T.I.P.) took home bronze at the 2019 ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ADSE) National Finals held last 18 September 2019 at the T.I.P. Quezon City campus. Conducted in partnership with software solutions provider SAP, ADSE 2019 challenged 624 students around the Philippines to provide data-driven solutions addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Thirty Computer Engineering faculty members and students of T.I.P. Quezon City were trained in the use of the SAP Data Analytics Cloud. They in turn trained 200 students from the institution’s Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technology departments to further prepare the participants for the 2019 ADSE competition. The SAP Analytics Cloud was utilized to efficiently analyze the myriad of social and economic data of the ASEAN member countries in order for the students to formulate viable solutions.

Team Celestial-EX--composed of T.I.P. fifth year Computer Engineering students Daniel Soriano and Joshua Bacani--won third place through their presentation on carbon emission management. The duo took into account the total carbon dioxide emission per country and per continent; the sources of these carbon emissions; and the contribution of each ASEAN country to the overall death by air pollution numbers, among others.

Using the data, Soriano and Bacani proposed the adoption of renewable energy power plants and vehicles, the reforestation of ASEAN countries, and the use of carbon dioxide air filter purifiers.

T.I.P.’s participation and win in the 2019 ADSE National Finals affirms the institution’s goal of producing graduates who are lifelong learners, problem solvers, and innovators. The win comes on the heels of the reaccreditation of T.I.P.’s 20 engineering and computing programs from the US-based ABET, the global gold standard in engineering and computing education.