/ 20 September 2020

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines-Los Baños will offer the first and only doctorate program in Applied Mathematics in the country, following the approval of the UP Board of Regents on September 2.

The program was developed and designed by Dr. Editha Jose alongside Dr. Crisanto Dorado, Prof. Rolando Panopio, Dr. Chrysline Margus Piñol, Dr. Jomar Rabajante, and Dr. Jerrold Tubay, and ‘will focus on the study and creation of mathematical and computational methods to solve complex problems in various fields and industries’.

PhD AMAT will require 40 units of academic coursework to finish with 6 units of core courses in Dynamic Systems Modeling and Advanced Numerical Analysis, 6 units of major courses and 12 units of electives from application areas.

The 12 units of the PhD curriculum is allotted for dissertation, one unit for a graduate seminar and the remaining three units is for an experiential course called Research and Development Internship.

“The internship will provide an opportunity for the students to work closely with an experienced researcher or practitioner and join a team. They are involved as collaborators in research and development projects defined in the place of internship,” the curriculum states.

To be eligible, applicants to the program must have a master’s degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, or related fields with background in analysis and linear algebra.

They must also submit a research plan, pass a panel through oral examination and must satisfy the admission requirements set by the UPLB Graduate School.

Interested applicants who wish to become a part of PhD AMAT’s pioneering batch in Second Semester AY 2020-2021 may contact Dr. Jose at [email protected].

The deadline of submission of applications at UPLB GS is on October 30.