Graduates of the BS Industrial Engineering program of the Faculty of Engineering garnered second-place and third-place awards in the Undergraduate Student Paper category of the 2nd International Call for Papers and Conference on Risk Management as an Interdisciplinary Approach.

Garnering second place place were Carmella Altares, Danessa Eunice Candelaria, Rheena Amor Chavez, and Cyrille Enan Rivera, who combined the Integer Linear Programming model with the Monte Carlo Simulation in order to provide a “Systematic Human Resource Allocation for a Medical Mission Program.” They used Sapang Palay in San Jose del Monte as their study site.

The group of Altares utilized the two models in order to address the reported inefficiencies in human resource allocation in the annual medical mission program. A total of four cases were subjected to sensitivity analysis, and the researchers arrived at the conclusion that utilizing the models are “both optimal and feasible to lessen unutilized personnel.”

Using the Integer Linear Programming Model, Clara Franchesca Mendoza, Glenn Gerald Castañeda, Keziah Marella Cueto, and Angeline Nicole Regalado co-authored the paper “Establishing a Procurement Model in Philippine Barangay Health Centers.”

The paper aimed to “increase the percentage of population accommodated in barangay health centers.” Through the use of the Integer Linear Programming, two models were tested: the Human Resource Model and the Basic Medical Equipment Model. A total of three cases for each model were tested for feasibility and optimality.

Both groups were advised by Department of Industrial Engineering Laboratory Supervisor Gabriel Bucu.