Students of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Asian Institute of Computer Studies, Commonwealth branch competed in research paper and poster presentation and made a three-peat strike in the annual Y4iT Research Summit (4th YRS 2019) last March 6, 2019 at the UPFI Film Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Team XCave brought home the bacon for winning the 1st Best Paper Award for the Computer Science Category for oral paper presentation. The team is comprised of student authors John Louigi Quintos, Al Richmond Clyde Agravante, John Mark SanJose, Mark Aldjhon Laguitan, Adilou John Amistoso, Ryan Enriquez, Sheila Mae Baisa, and Ma. Carmela Daylusan. They clinched the most coveted best paper award and defeated other private, state colleges and universities from all over the country and is the school’s three-peat winning for best paper presentation since 2017.

The team’s research paper is entitled “Project HESTIA: Optimizing Efficiency of Bluetooth Controlled Portable Land Vehicle for Person with Phocomelia Syndrome using Approximation Algorithm”.

The emphasis of team’s paper is to help address the difficulties that people with Phocomelia Syndrome are experiencing. Their study is inspired from their colleague Mr. Ryan Enriquez who has the same physical deformity and condition. The researchers have successfully integrated a device that provides ease and convenience in terms of travelling and moving with the use of bluetooth remote control for its navigation and utilized approximation algorithm to optimize and make efficient use of DC motors which directly proportionate to the weight of the rider, width and height of the board from the ground, thus making the traveling safe and sound.

For the poster presentation, Team Quadcore headed by student authors Honey John T. Lelis, Joanna Marie M. Paule, Lemuel M. Abad, Jhoana Paz B. Hermo, and Christian Samuel B. Amoyo bagged the 1st Best Poster Award for the Computer Science Category.

The team’s research paper entitled “Project Golem: A Humanitarian Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Terrestrial Search and Rescue Operations Using Decision Tree Algorithm” bested the same number of competitors and participants. The paper’s purpose is to help lessen the complexities in search and rescue operations by integrating an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that conducts remote monitoring equipped with sensors and with the utilization of the Decision Tree Algorithm.

A Certificate of Recognition, cash prize, and a voucher worth Php. 7,000.00 were awarded respectively by the organizing committee of UP System Information Technology Foundation, Inc. (UPSITF).

Moreover, Team ExpectUs, composed of Joyce San Juan, Alfred Madjos, Joan Bonagua, Maricar Medina, and Jeremy Visaya were also one of the presenters for both research oral and poster presentation in the same category with the paper entitled “Letz Dance: A 3D Dance Simulation Fitness Tracker with Kinect Sensor for Obese Person Using Linear Regression Algorithm”. The teams were mentored by the Dean of Computer Science Prof. Manuel Luis C. Delos Santos, MSCS.


Photo credits to Mr. Honey John Lelis, John Louigi Quintos, Cylde Agravante, Joyce San Juan and Thirdy Vargas.