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Computer and Network Security Workshop

posted Jun 27, 2017, 7:25 PM by SRGICS UPLB   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 7:27 PM ]

Institute of Computer Science conducted a seminar-workshop on  computer and networks security and drone modelling held at Calubcub Bay Resort, San Juan, Batangas last June 17.

The training aims to equip the faculty members with basic knowledge on computer security and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). These two courses will be offered by the institute for the coming semesters and will need instructors capable of teaching the course using hands-on exercises.

Prof. Joseph Hermocilla, together with his Systems and Research Group (SRG), spearheaded the first part of the workshop. They demonstrated how malwares exploit the buffer of a computer. An exercise was given after the discussion.

Subsequently, Prof. Danilo Mercado tackled the main parts of an unmanned aerial vehicle or drone. He shared how different sensors can be attached to it to gather relevant data. He concluded his talk with the future research topics on drone modelling and programming. (by Donnalyn Drio)

Welcome Betel!

posted Jun 7, 2017, 6:50 PM by SRGICS UPLB   [ updated Jun 7, 2017, 6:50 PM ]

Marie Betel B. de Robles will be joining SRG starting June 2017. Her research will focus on Computer and Network Security. She currently teaches Introduction to Computer Science and Software Engineering courses at the institute.

SRG to handle course on Computer and Network Security

posted May 22, 2017, 8:52 PM by Joseph Anthony Hermocilla   [ updated May 24, 2017, 5:39 PM by SRGICS UPLB ]

The course will be offered during the First Semester AY 2017-2018 as a Special Topics (CMSC 191) course. Computer systems process and store information that must be protected from unauthorized access and use. The ubiquity of the Internet further amplified the security threats to these systems. This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills in identifying threats and vulnerabilities, and developing protection mechanisms for these systems. As there is a growing demand for security specialists in various industries, this course will help the students be introduced to the basic skills required for successful careers in cyber security. Eventually, this is will be an elective course (CMSC 138) for students taking the BSCS degree. The course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of security.

SRG members gave talks at Math in Action 2017

posted Feb 27, 2017, 6:20 PM by SRGICS UPLB   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 6:51 PM ]

SRG members Ms. Dyanara Dela Rosa and Ms. Miyah Queliste gave talks at the Math in Action 2017 event last February 11-12, 2017. The event sponsored by SAM-UP, a student academic organization in UPLB, was participated by students from different high schools around the country. The objective of the event is to expose the students to a competitive environment to train them for future national math competitions.





Dyanara delivered topics on the use of mathematics in animation while Miyah discussed mathematics in gaming. Students actively participated in the talks, especially in the demonstration and hands-on activities. Both speakers noted that the students were very interested in the topics since most of them can relate to animation and gaming.



(Photos from SAM-UP)

SRG alumnus gave a talk on Big Data and Data Science

posted Feb 21, 2017, 7:01 PM by SRGICS UPLB   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 7:01 PM ]

SRG alumnus, Niño R. Eclarin, gave a talk on Big Data and Data Science during the ICS Week 2017 celebration. The talk was attended by computer science students from different year levels.

Niño is currently a backend developer at Hackarus, a startup company based in Japan. His undergraduate Special Problem is about data gravity.
 

PCSC 2017 accepts paper

posted Feb 5, 2017, 4:53 AM by SRGICS UPLB   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 5:01 AM ]

The paper entitled SkyLab: An extensible workflow web application for HPC on the cloud was accepted for oral presentation in the 17th Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC 2017) on March 16-18, 2017 at the University of San Carlos, Talamban Campus, Cebu City, Philippines.

The paper is authored by Vincent Paul L. Carpio, Katrina Joy M. Abriol-Santos, and Joseph Anthony C. Hermocilla. Vincent recently completed BS Computer Science from UPLB.

NCITE 2016 accepts paper

posted Sep 28, 2016, 8:30 PM by SRGICS UPLB   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 9:17 PM ]

The paper entitled OSv-MPI: A prototype MPI implementation for the OSv cloud operating system was accepted for oral presentation in the 14th National Conference on Information Technology Education (NCITE 2016) on October 20-22, 2016 at the DMC College Foundation, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines.

The paper is authored by Joseph Anthony C. Hermocilla and co-authored by Eliezer A. Albacea.

ACRS 2016 accepts paper

posted Sep 28, 2016, 8:17 PM by SRGICS UPLB   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 8:37 PM ]

The paper entitled BERTUD: Building Footprint Extraction and Regularization in LiDAR Datasets Through Utilization of a Distributed System was accepted for oral presentation in the 37th Asian Conference of Remote Sensing (ACRS 2016) on October 17-21, 2016 at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka.

The paper is authored by Ivan Marc H. Escamos and co-authored by Allen Roy C. Roberto, Edwin R. Abucay, Gillian Katherine L. Inciong , Miyah D. Queliste, and Joseph Anthony C. Hermocilla. Miyah and Joseph are part of a collaboration with the UPLB Phil-LiDAR project.

Robotics Talk at DNHS

posted Aug 24, 2016, 11:57 PM by Joseph Anthony Hermocilla   [ updated Aug 25, 2016, 12:28 AM ]

ICS-SRG gave a talk about Rob
otics and Drone Technology during the Dayap National High School (DNHS) Science Week Fair held at Brgy. Dayap, Calauan, Laguna, August 25, 2016.

Prof. Joseph Anthony Hermocilla and Donnalyn Drio shared to the students and Science teachers in DNHS an introduction about robotics and it's applications and future works. They discussed the different types of robots and gave emphasis in drone technology. Prof. Hermocilla explained the mechanisms of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and how one controls it.

The highlight of the event was the live demo where Prof. Hermocilla showed the students the actual working robots. These were the Lego Mindstorm that could change direction when it encounters an obstacle and the drones that Prof.
Hermocilla manoeuvred. 

The goal of the Science Fair was to enliven the Science awareness and promote contemporary Science culture among teachers, students, and other stakeholders of DNHS. (by Donnalyn Drio)

New Research Thrust: UAV

posted Jul 21, 2016, 11:03 PM by SRGICS UPLB   [ updated Jul 21, 2016, 11:41 PM ]

ICS has recently acquired five units of linux-powered Erle-Copters which will be used for UAV research. The work is to be spearheaded by SRG in collaboration with Prof. Danilo J. Mercado and Prof. Nelio Altoveros.

The work will focus on coordination and synchronization of multiple drones for agricultural and forestry applications.

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