The UPD College of Engineering congratulates Prof. Henry Adorna, PhD for winning the DOST – National Research Council of the Philippines Achievement Award for the Mathematical Sciences (II) Category, and the UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute for winning the 2019 DOST – National Research Council of the Philippines Outstanding Institution Award.

“About the Awards:

Started in 1979, the NRCP Achievement Award is given annually in recognition of the outstanding contribution in the fields of natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, industry, social sciences, humanities or other human endeavors.

The NRCP Outstanding Institution Award is given to honor outstanding institutions in recognition of their dedicated support and significant contribution to the growth and development of basic sciences, humanities, and the arts in the Philippines.”

“Prof. Adorna, a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, specializes in communication complexity for sequential uniform computing models. He provided better lower bound estimates on the size of minimal NFA for regular languages. He started the Membrane Computing Research in the Philippines and founded the Algorithms and Complexity Lab at UP Diliman in 2007. He is a member of several international conference steering and review committees He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Computing Journal.”

“(EEEI) Consistent with its vision to become the National Institute for Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, the EEEI devotes resources to the academic formation of students to be well-versed engineers and competent researchers. This is cascaded to the academic programs through capstone projects that address challenging engineering problems. The graduate program offers greater opportunities to specialize in cutting-edge research. The EEEI also expresses its commitment to foster constructive collaboration with the government through research and development projects addressing reliability and resiliency issues in power grids, smart farming, intelligent electric transportation systems, and mobile cellular networks in far-flung communities among others.”