Department of Computer Science

Alumni Engineers Centennial Hall
UP Diliman Department of Computer Science
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Established 1981
Type Academic department
Chairperson Dr. Cedric Festin
Location UP Alumni Engineers Centennial Hall, Velasquez St., UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

UP Diliman Department of Computer Science

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Department profile

The Department of Computer Science is one of nine departments in the University of the Philippines College of Engineering. It is located in the UP Diliman Campus, which is the flagship campus of the University of the Philippines System

The Department of Computer Science administers the four-year Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Program and the Master of Science in Computer Science program. The department currently has around 550 undergraduate and 100 graduate students.

The BSCS program is designed to equip the student with knowledge of the fundamental concepts and a reasonable mastery of the basic tools and techniques in computer science. The undergraduate program incorporates the core material, which is universally accepted as common to Computer Science undergraduate programs (computer programming, computer organization, computer systems, data structures and algorithms, file processing, and programming languages). Underpinning the software orientation of the program are the subjects on database systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer networks and special problems (primarily, software projects).

The Master of Science in Computer Science program is administered also by the CS Department. The program aims to provide the student with both breadth and depth of knowledge in the concepts and techniques related to the design, programming, and application of computing systems.

Research interests

  • Biomedical computing
  • Computer security
  • Computer vision and machine intelligence
  • Software engineering (information systems, database systems and Internet technologies)
  • Computer networks
  • Theoretical computer science

Java Competency Center

The UP-Mirant Java Education Center and the UP Java Research and Development Center compose the UP Java Competency Center and is part of the ASEAN Java Competency Programme. The UP Java Competency Center is a partnership of the University of the Philippines, Ayala Foundation, Mirant Foundation and Sun Microsystems.

Research Laboratories

  • Algorithms and Complexity Group

Henry Adorna
Jaime Caro
Nestine Hernandez
Adrian Angeles

  • Computer Security Group

Susan Pancho-Festin
Philip Christian Zuniga

  • Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence Group

Prospero Naval
Carlo Raquel
Riza Theresa Batista
Tristan Basa

  • Networks and Distributed Systems Group

Cedric Festin
Mario Carreon
Ralph Jonathan Ignacio
Wigi Vei Oliveros

  • Scientific Computing Group

Pearl Bongolan
Adrian Roy L. Valdez

  • Web Science Group

Rommel Feria
Rowena Solamo
Leah Figueroa
Ada Angeli Cariaga
Michelle Moscatel

Official websites

The UP CS Network (UP Alliance of Computer Science Organizations)

The UP CS Network is the first student organization alliance of its kind in the UP Diliman College of Engineering. The Network is composed of two socio-academic organizations (UP CURSOR and UP CompSoc), two academic organizations (UP ACM and UnPLUG), two department service arms (UP Parser and DCS SA), one college service arm (UP Engineering Webteam), and one university service arm (CRS).

The first full active school year of existence of the CS Network (AY 2005-06) culminated in the Department of Computer Science being adjudged the College's Best Department for the year by the Engineering Student Council (see related external link).


Trunkline: 4343877
9818500 local 3255 / 3231 / 3256

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