COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY MANILA Philippine Higher Education Research Network Sustainability Studies Program In cooperation with Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers Call for participants for special tutorial session on Input-Output Models for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation De La Salle University’s CHED Philippine Higher Education Research Network (PHERNet) Sustainability Studies Program will hold a special tutorial session entitled Input-Output Models for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation on August 5, 2015 at the Marriot Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines, organized jointly with the 23rd International Conference for Production Research. This workshop will provide a venue for discussing current problems on disaster risk and climate change as it affects the economy. An array of tools for analysis such as input-output modeling, optimization and decision analysis techniques will be introduced to the participants. Financial support in the form of hotel accommodation and transportation cost will be available to a limited number of local regional applicants. Interested researchers and graduate students are encouraged to submit the following requirements no later than June 30, 2015 (5 pm) by email to [email protected] with “ICPR SPECIAL SESSION APPLICATION” as the subject. • • • • • • • • • Full Name Affiliation/Institution Address of Institution Position Contact Number Email Address Date of Birth Brief statement of research interest and how your institution may benefit from your participation in this event Statement of need for financial support Only accepted participants will be admitted. For inquiries, you may also contact Christina D. Cayamanda Email: [email protected] Telephone Number: 536-0223 / 524-4611 loc. 127 About the speakers Kathleen B. Aviso is an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. Her research interest is in the development of decision support tools for environmental decision-making which have been applied for ecoindustrial parks and low-carbon energy systems to name a few. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 2000 and her MS in Environmental Engineering and Management (with high distinction and the outstanding thesis award) from De La Salle University in 2006. She also received her Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering at De La Salle University in 2010. She was awarded the Paterno and Natividad Bacani Professorial Chair in Chemical Engineering in 2013 from the Gokongwei College of Engineering at De La Salle University. She was also recognized as one of the Outstanding Young Scientists of 2013 by the Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and the winner of the 2010 NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists for her Ph.D. work on the development of mathematical models for efficient water use in ecoindustrial parks. In 2008, she received the Outstanding Scientific Paper Award from NAST for work done on decision analysis tools in life cycle assessment as part of her master’s thesis. She now has 27 Scopus-listed publications with an h-index of 12. Michael Angelo B. Promentilla is a Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at De La Salle University (DLSU). His research interests vary from a wide spectrum of application of decision modeling and risk analysis to environmental and energy systems, as well as, to the design and characterization of sustainable engineering materials. Dr. Promentilla received his BS in chemical engineering (cum laude) and MS in chemical engineering from University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) and Diliman (UPD), respectively. He received his doctorate degree in socio-environmental engineering with a Monbukagakusho scholarship from Hokkaido University, Japan. He was also awarded for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship and research grant at Hokkaido University by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to conduct study on the application of X-ray microtomography to characterize the microstructure of cement-based materials. Results of his research activities and accomplishments are published in peer-reviewed and ISI-listed journals, and are also presented in both local and international conferences, workshops, and symposia. He currently has more than 15 publications in Scopus with an h-index of 6. His recent work has also been recognized as being among the most highly cited papers in Cement and Concrete Research (Elsevier). He was also recognized as one of the Outstanding Young Scientists of 2013 in the field of socio-environmental engineering by the Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). He is also the recipient of multiple scientific awards from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI) Krista Danielle S. Yu is an associate professor at the School of Economics in De La Salle University (DLSU), Manila, Philippines. Her main areas of research are input-output modelling, computable general equilibrium analysis and disaster risk analysis. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from De La Salle University. She has also served as a visiting researcher at The George Washington University (GWU), Washington D.C., U.S.A. She has published several ISI-indexed journals.Currently, she is chairing a research program workshop that promotes an interdisciplinary approach towards for quantitative modeling of disaster risk management. She is also involved with research work on behavioural analysis of consumers for transport applications.