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UP Open University (UPOU) Professor, Dr. Sheila R. Bonito, visited the Vienna University of Technology (VUT) on 18-29 September 2017 to work on a new research proposal on Data Mining on Twitter. Dr. Bonito was the recipient of the Bernd Rode Award in 2016, which came with grant for a new research.

The new research that Dr. Bonito will be working on aims to come up with a proposal to explore the use of machine learning in analysing Twitter data on disasters. She will be working on the data sets she had previously harvested during her first visit at VUT to explore categories that will guide disaster management agencies in their preparation and response to disasters.

Dr. Bonito, an expert in statistics, research, epidemiology, and health education, has a Post-Doctoral Fellowship that she received on a Technology Scholarship Grant at the VUT. She also has Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Doctoral Nursing from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Her Doctorate in Public Health (Epidemiology) degree was from the University of the Philippines in Manila. At the UP Open University, she has served as Director of the Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS), and as the University Registrar. She handles courses under the Master of Arts in Nursing and the Diploma/Master of International Health programs at UPOU.

In 2016, she was awarded the Bernd Rode Award, which was established by the ASEA-UNINET, or the Austrian-South-East-Asian Academic University Network, an international network of universities from Europe and Southeast Asia. (Anna Cañas-Llamas)

Dr. Bandalaria delivers the 2nd Keynote Speech for the 31st Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities.

“It goes without saying that quality assurance has to be and should always be embedded in our process, knowledge products and services.” This was what Chancellor Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria emphasized during her Keynote Speech at the recently concluded 31st Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)…

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Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) and President of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), attended the 6th ASEF Rectors’ Conference (ARC6) held in Singapore on 12-13 October 2017. The conference, organized by the Singapore Management University and the Asia-Europe…

Read more: UPOU Chancellor attends the 6th ASEF Rectors’ Conference (ARC6) in Singapore

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