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IPL Research Highlighted in Issues in Optics, Light, Laser, Infrared, and Photonic Technology, 2011 Edition.

posted Feb 26, 2017, 5:59 PM by IPL Webm   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 6:01 PM ]

The following published research work of IPL was included in the following book:

Chapter 5, Optical Research in Issues in Optics, Light, Laser, Infrared, and Photonic Technology, 2011 Edition, Ashton Acton, General Editor, page 655 (Scholarly Editions). 

MJ Romero, VR Daria and C Saloma, "Laser confocal microscope with wavelet-profiled point spread function, " Optics Communications 283 pp 1217-1221 (2010)


How to Survive a Stampede, NY Times features IPL local research

posted Nov 16, 2015, 7:15 PM by IPL Webm   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 7:33 PM ]

Prof. Caesar A. Saloma and his research has recently been featured in a recent article in The New York Times "How to Survive a Stampede".

Excerpts:
"“Don’t just do what the person next to you does,” says Caesar Saloma, a physics professor at the University of the Philippines who studies the movement of mice escaping confined spaces. In some ways, mice stampede as humans do: Individuals blindly follow one another, clogging some exits and ignoring others. In July, as officials prepared for the Pope’s visit and an outdoor mass for upward of six million people, Saloma was asked to work on the crowd-control plan."

EU's éToile curriculum features IPL Complex Systems papers

posted Aug 3, 2014, 10:39 PM by IPL Webm   [ updated Aug 3, 2014, 11:10 PM ]

EU's éToile curriculum features IPL Complex Systems papers
The Enhanced Technology for Open Intelligent Learning Environments (éToile) Platform of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission under the FP7 Coordination Action features research works from the Complexity Science Group of the Instrumentation Physics Laboratory (IPL) as part of the recommended resources for Master and PhD students in Complexity Science domains.

The recommended papers fall under several topics under the main curriculum.

1.2.1 The cascade paradigm
  • M. Arciaga, M. Pastor, R. Batac, J. Bantang and C. Monterola, Experimental observation and empirical model of enhanced heap stability resulting from mixing of granular materials, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, P07040, pp. 1-16 (2009).
  • Rene C. Batac, Holger Kantz, "Spatiotemporal clustering and separation in regional earthquakes," preprint, http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.1609 (2013).
  • R. Batac, M. Pastor, M. Arciaga, J. Bantang and C. Monterola, Kinks, logarithmic tails, and super stability in bi-disperse granular media, Physica A 388, Issues 15-16, pp. 3072-3082 (2009).
2.1.2 Damage and fracture of heterogeneous materials
  • G. Esleta and C. Monterola, Effect of memory and reinforcement on the propagation and morphology of fracture in a two-dimensional mass-spring system, International Journal of Modern Physics C 20, Issue 7, pp. 1049-1062 (2009).
  • GA Esleta and C. Monterola, Structural reinforcement in a spring-block model of stress-induced fracture propagation, Computer Physics Communications 178, 635 (2008).
2.2.1 Fluctuations and noise in biological systems
  • J. Pang, C. Monterola, and  J. Bantang, Noise-induced synchronization in a lattice Hodgkin-Huxley neural network, Physica A 393, pp. 638–645 (2014).
2.9.3 Geoscience, Environment, Policy
  • R Batac, A Longjas and C Monterola, Statistical distributions of avalanche size and waiting times in an inter-sandpile cascade model, Physica A 391, Issue 3, pp. 616–624 (2012).

To learn more about the éToile Platform: http://www.etoileplatform.net/about

The FP7 is a program of the European Union that bundles research-related initiatives. More information about the FP7 can be obtained from http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/understand_en.html



[éToile] éToile Platform Curriculum for Graduate Studies in Complexity Sciences
http://www.etoileplatform.net/curriculum



WWF monitoring of Tubbataha Reef features ARRAS project

posted Aug 3, 2014, 10:06 PM by IPL Webm   [ updated Aug 3, 2014, 10:06 PM ]

WWF monitoring of Tubbataha Reef features ARRAS project
The Philippine Daily Inquirer and Inquirer.net ran a feature about the status of the Tubbataha Reef damages that is being monitored by the team of Dr. Maricor Soriano under the Automated Rapid Reef Assessment System (ARRAS) project in collaboration with the Tubbataha Management Office and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

[Inquirer.net] After the scarring, healing comes to Tubbataha
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/108813/after-the-scarring-healing-comes-to-tubbataha

Study of Cabral and Lim on fish aggregating devices (FADs) receive international attention

posted Feb 15, 2014, 10:38 AM by IPL Webm   [ updated Feb 15, 2014, 10:42 AM ]


Reniel Cabral
Dr. May Lim

The work of Reniel Cabral and Dr. May Lim of the Complex Systems team (CX-Team) of the Instrumentation Physics Laboratory (IPL), in collaboration with scientists from the Marine Science Institute (MSI), has been featured in Nature News and other scientific news agencies. The work, published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science, highlights the effects of fish aggregating devices (FADs) and fish enhancing devices (FEDs) on fish stocks [Reniel B. Cabral, Porfirio M. Aliño and May T. Lim, Modelling the impacts of fish aggregating devices (FADs) and fish enhancing devices (FEDs) and their implications for managing small-scale fishery, ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014)].




[Nature News] Use of 'fish aggregating devices' could be unsustainable (Daniel Cressey) 
DOI:10.1038/nature.2014.14593

[Open Channels - Forum for ocean planning and management] FADs for marine conservation? (E.M. De Santo)
http://openchannels.org/blog/emdesanto/fads-marine-conservation

Dr. Alis and Dr. Lim study the evolution and shortening of tweets

posted Feb 15, 2014, 10:23 AM by IPL Webm   [ updated Feb 15, 2014, 10:41 AM ]

Dr. Christian AlisDr. May Lim



The work of Dr. Christian Alis and Dr. May Lim on the evolution of tweets was featured in national and international media. Among other things, they reported the eventual shortening of tweets in time due to the use of jargon. The study was published in the journal PLoS ONE [Christian Alis and May Lim, Spatio-Temporal Variation of Conversational Utterances on Twitter, PLoS ONE 8(10): e77793 (2013)].




[MIT Technology Review online] Tweets Have Become Shorter Since 2009, Say Computer Scientists 
“Christian Alis and May Lim at the University of the Philippines say they have measured how the length of tweets have changed between September 2009 and December 2012 and say that tweets have shrunk dramatically in that time.” 

[TIME.com] The Incredible Shrinking Tweet 
“Study authors Christian Alis and May Lim attribute the shortening of tweets to the increased use of jargon, implying Twitter users are self-segregating into subgroups that understand the same lingo ....”

[GMANews online] Tweets are shrinking, UP physicists say

[Neuroskeptic blog @ DISCOVER Magazine] Why Are (Some) Tweets Getting Shorter? 

[National Post] Who needs 140 characters anymore? Tweets keep getting shorter, new study finds 

[The Switch @ Washington Post] 
“Good tweeting is often an exercise in good editing — cramming any thought into 140 characters can be a challenge in itself, let alone coming up with something smart or witty. But it turns out that a lot of us have actually become pretty effective at not hitting the character limit.”


Dr. Tapang and team on PDAF network visualization

posted Feb 15, 2014, 10:15 AM by IPL Webm   [ updated Feb 15, 2014, 10:41 AM ]


VISSER visualization of PDAF connections



Dr. Giovanni Tapang


In light of the recent controversy surrounding the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), the team of Dr. Giovanni Tapang from the Synchronization Group of the Instrumentation Physics Laboratory (IPL) used the data from the Commission on Audit (COA) Special Audits Office Report No. 2012-03 to establish the relationship between lawmakers in relation to the PDAF. The work, done by the team under the Versatile Instrumentation System for Science Education and Research (VISSER) project, has been cited in the media.


The results and discussions can be read in the VISSER website, www.visser.ph/pdaf/.













[2013 UP Forum] Visualizing the Ties that Bind in the PDAF 

[2013 Inquirer Print/inquirer.net] UP physics prof does the math on pork plus NGOs

[2013 GMANews] UP physicists map pork releases from lawmakers to NGOs

[2013 ABS-CBN] How pork barrel connects lawmakers, NGOs 

[2013 Rappler] Pork barrel scam: Visualizing the ties that bind 


Dr. Soriano and team on Tubbataha assessment

posted Feb 15, 2014, 10:05 AM by IPL Webm   [ updated Feb 15, 2014, 10:41 AM ]

Dr. Maricor Soriano


The work of Dr. Maricor Soriano and her team from the Video and Image Processing Group (VIP) of the Instrumentation Physics Laboratory (IPL) on the assessment of the damage on the Tubbataha Reef has been cited in the news. The project, Automated Rapid Reef Assessment System (ARRAS), was done in collaboration with scientists from the UP Marine Science Institute (MSI).






[2013 Rappler] 
“An automated rapid reef assessment system invented by the team of Dr. Maricor Soriano of the University of Philippines (UP) was one of the technologies used to make permanent visual records for the damage done at the Tubbataha reef.” 

[2013 GMANews] 

[2013 ANC]
“A new team of experts is headed to Tubbataha to take new images of the reef following the removal of the Chinese fishing vessel.” 
Dr. Soriano appeared as guest in the news.

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