Research Series 1 of 2022 and Launch of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Robotics Programs

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 The UP Mindanao Center for the Advancement of Research in Mindanao (CARIM) invites the interested public to a webinar on 23 February 2022 (1:00 to 4:30 PM) as part of the 27th UP Mindanao Anniversary Celebration. Shown below are the two back-to-back events of the webinar:

  • Part 1 Towards Creating Impacts: UP Mindanao-Funded Research Series 1 of 2022; and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics
  • Part 2 Launching of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics R&D Flagship  Programs of UP Mindanao

The first part of the program will highlight the research presentation of Asst. Prof. LEO MANUEL B. ESTAÑA entitled Yellow Saddle Goatfish Algorithm - Optimized Uncapacitated Facility Location Problem,” which is funded by UP Mindanao’s Research Grant, also known as the In-House grant. He will present the relevant results, insights, implications, and possible projects that will sustain the initial work they have done involving stakeholders, particularly the local governments and public organizations in their project sites. 
For the second part, UP Mindanao will launch its two (2) flagship programs on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics. Prof. JOSE ILDEFONSO U. RUBRICO, the Program Leader of these major programs, will deliver his talk/lecture entitled: “Empowering the Filipino Nation: Flagship R&D Programs for AI and Robotics Innovation and Capability-Building at the Grassroots.” The relevance and potential of developing emerging technologies under these programs as well as its multitude of applications in our day-to-day lives by and for the Filipinos may be the first of this kind and magnitude in the country. The R&D programs’ work areas and laboratories will be located at the new CARIM Building in the UP Mindanao campus. 
Interested persons may email .

UP Mindanao's 27th-anniversary, 21 February 2022

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27th okir leaf highresThe University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao will celebrate its 27th anniversary in 2022 with the theme, “Rising above disruptions: Sustaining the Culture of Excellence Towards the Next Normal.” UP Mindanao was created on 20 February 1995 with the signing of Republic Act 7889 by Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos during the term of UP President Emil Q. Javier. An online celebration will be held on 21 February 2022, 9 AM-12 NN, with UP President Danilo Concepcion as a guest speaker. 
The 27th-anniversary theme, translated as “Pagbarog batok sa suliran: Pagpaundayon sa kultura sa kinamaayuhan paingon sa `Next Normal’" best describes UP Mindanao’s response to the burden imposed by the pandemic and the celebration of its triumphs.  

Extension of the call for nominations for the next Chancellor

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Extension of search for chancellorship UPMin until 28Jan2022-1 Extension of search for chancellorship UPMin until 28Jan2022
  Nomination form:
Considering the very important niche of UP Mindanao as the University’s center of expertise and experience in Agri-Food Studies and Information Technology, and the wider role it is expected to play in university affairs during this time of transition to the next academic normal, it is imperative that the Board of Regents is provided with a list of nominees who can lead UP Mindanao into the future (Administrative Order No. PDLC 22-03, dated 11 January 2022).
In view of the foregoing, the Search Committee announces the deadline for additional nominations for the Chancellor of UPMindanao is on January 28, 2022.
To be nominated, a nominee MUST possess the following qualifications:
1. Commitment to academic freedom and the values and ideals of the university;
2. Distinction in the nominee’s chosen field of expertise coupled with a generalist view and an appreciation of other disciplines;
3. Filipino citizen with a strong nationalist commitment;
4. Demonstrated observance of the principles of collegiality and the democratic process;
5. Unquestionable moral integrity;
6. Academic leadership and administrative skill; and,
7. Willingness to serve as Chancellor on a full-time basis and for the full term of their nomination.
Any person or group in or outside the University is encouraged to submit their nomination (as much as possible with nominee’s conformity).
A nomination letter specifying the reasons or justifications for the nomination (indicating how the nominee measures up to the qualifications specified above), and bearing the printed name(s) and signature(s) of the nominator(s); and Copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae and one-or-two page summary thereof.
Nomination papers must be emailed to the Office of the Secretary of the University at  or to any members of the search committee not later than 5pm, 28 January 2022 (Friday) with the subject heading “UPMin Chancellor Nomination”
 Below are the details of the activities: Dates; Time; Activity; Action needed
Jan 17, 2022 Announcement of the extension
Jan 28, 2022 Deadline of nomination (w/ conformity), Vision and 2-page CV
 Submit to:
 Feb 2, 2022 AM 9:00-11:00 Presentation of Vision by the nominees
 Passcode: 21672384
 Feb 2, 2022 PM 2:00-4:00 Consultation (all sectors)
 Passcode: 37461282
 Feb 3, 2022 AM 9:00-11:00 Interview with the nominees
 Passcode: 79610153
 Feb 11, 2022 Submission of report
The Search Committee of UPMindanao (AO No. PDLC 21-68A)
Prof. Cleto L. Nañola, Jr. () Senior Faculty Representative, Chair
Prof. Annabelle U. Novero (), (Senior Faculty Representative
Asst. Prof. Thaddeus R. Acuña (), Junior Faculty Representative
Asst. Prof. Nelfa M. Glova (), Junior Faculty Representative
Mr. Remegio P. Domingo (), Jr., REPS Representative
Mr. Joel N. Sagadal (), Administrative Representative
Ms. Regina Louelle A. Masacupan (), Student Representative
Atty. Roberto MJ. Lara (), President’s Representative
You may contact the above members for any concerns.

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