Department of Electronics Engineering

Degree Program Offering

(4 years)

The Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Program (BS ECE) of the University of Santo Tomas provides a curriculum that allows the students to have wide and deep knowledge in various fields of the Electronics Engineering discipline. The program develops undergraduate students by enabling them to contribute to technological advancement through research and innovation.

The curriculum is designed to be student-centered and is aligned to meet the Expected Learning Outcomes (ELO) set by the University. Each course in the curriculum is carefully developed based on the Program Educational Objectives (PEO) and Student Outcomes (SO) of the BS ECE Program. The ECE Curriculum provides diverse Outcome-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) activities that enable the students to achieve the expected level of global competence and to become Thomasian Engineers who are committed to serve the society with compassion, while being engaged in lifelong learning for continuous professional development.

The UST BS ECE Program offers three (3) specialization tracks, namely: Communications, Microelectronics, and Instrumentation and Control. The Communications track specializes in the area of network design and efficient wireless transmission of multimedia information, while the Microelectronics track specializes in the development of sensors, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and VLSI devices. Finally, the Instrumentation track specializes in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Industrial Automation.

Career Opportunities

Telecommunications Engineer Computer Network Engineer Product or Test Engineer in Semiconductor Industry Information and Communications Technology Specialist Biomedical Engineer
Instrumentation Engineer Research and Development Engineer Academician / Researcher in an Academic Institution Broadcast Engineer Engineer in Aeronautical / Maritime Services

 

Program Recognitions

Outcomes, Objectives, and Attributes

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Educational Objectives

Within five years after graduation, BS ECE alumni from the University of Santo Tomas shall be engaged either locally or abroad in the design, operation, or management in the fields of electronics, communications, and computer, or pursuing teaching, research, technical sales or entrepreneurship after having completed advanced studies or special training. Furthermore, they shall be expected to imbibe the Thomasian traits of contemplative and critical thinking, exemplary work ethic, and a commitment to improve society and to lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

Equivalent to Program Intended Learning Outcomes

SO1: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

SO2: An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

SO3: An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

SO4: An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed and morally sound judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

SO5: An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

SO6: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

SO7: An ability to acquire and apply new and specialized knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Program Assessment and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Research Publications

Instrumentation and Control

Instrumentation and Control

Vision based classification and speed estimation of vehicles using forward camera (2018/2)
SVM compound kernel functions for vehicle target classification (2018/1)
Fuzzy logic-based risk estimation for safe collaborative robots (2018)
Characterization of EEG signal patterns during visual imageries of basic structures for the development of brain-computer typing interface for locked-in syndrome patients (2018)
Development of an EEG-based motor imagery brain computer interface system for lower limb assistive technologies (2018)
Lane detection and spatiotemporal reconstruction using the macroblock predictions method (2018/1)
Development of Normative Walking Gait Kinematics Database for Filipinos using MS Kinect V2 (2018)
Vehicle classification method using compound kernel functions (2018/1)
Multi-scale vehicle classification using different machine learning models (2018)
IoT-based gait monitoring system for static and dynamic classification of data (2018)
Vision-based traffic sign compliance evaluation using convolutional neural network (2018)
Traffic sign integrity analysis using deep learning (2018)
Denoising of spatiotemporal gait waveforms from motion-sensing depth camera using least mean square adaptive filter (2018)
Classification of Stress into Emotional, Mental, Physical and No-Stress States Using Electroencephalogram Signal Analysis (2017/1)
Evaluation of Muscle Fatigue Degree using Surface Electromyography and Accelerometer Signals in Fall Detection System (2017)
Correlation of Emotion to Film Rating Classification Using EEG Signal Analysis (2017)
Comparative Study of Linear and Nonlinear Features Used in Imagined Vowels Classification Using a Backpropagation Neural Network Classifier (2017/4)
Microcontroller-based room access control system with professor attendance monitoring using fingerprint biometrics technology with backup keypad access system (2017/3)
Two-way powered microcontroller-based plastic drop-and-tap reverse vending machine with store value system using radio frequency identification (RFID) scanner technology (2017)
Road lane reconstruction using vision-based macro block spatial predictions (2017/2)
Development of a vehicle and pedestrian simulation environment with MISO fuzzy logic controlled intelligent traffic light system (2017/1)
A Clustering System Utilizing Acquired Age and Gender Demographics thru Facial Detection and Recognition Technology (2017)

Advisory Council

The Industry Advisory Committee of the UST ECE Program is composed of Industry Practitioners and Experts in the field of Electronics Engineering. This committee acts as a consulting unit whom, along with the ECE Department and other stakeholders, are involved in the revision process of the PEO and the Program Curriculum.

The members have actively participated in several activities of the ECE Department. Because of their continuous support to the Program, they are all qualified to advise the department regarding changes in PEOs and curriculum.

Alumnus / Industry Practitioner / Professional Association

Engr. Armand C. Ursal (Vice-President, Engineering – Quest Broadcasting, Inc.)

Alumnus / Industry Practitioner

Engr. Emmanuel Lazaro R. Estrada (Senior Vice-President, Technical Service and Design Division – Globe Telecom, Inc.)

Alumnus / Industry Practitioner

Engr. Valiant Glenn G. Lanot (Country Manager, RS Components Corporation)

Industry Practitioner

Engr. Jeriel Atal (Senior Service Engineer – Siemens Healthcare, Inc.)

Administration and Faculty Members

Engr. Edison A. Roxas, PhD, Laboratory Supervisor

earoxas@ust.edu.ph

Faculty Members

ACOSTA, ALBERT T. (Assistant Professor 3)

atacosta@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master in National Security Administration (National Defense College of the Philippines – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Albert received his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BS ECE) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines in 1982 and Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) from the National Defense College of the Philippines in 1994. He is a Professional Electronics Engineer and a Life Member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers in the Philippines. He has more than 25 years of industry experience in government service, IT, and manufacturing. His interest covers communications systems and project management.

ASILO, MA. LUISA T. (Assistant Professor 5)

mtasilo@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Ma. Luisa T. Asilo finished her Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering and Master of Engineering at the University of Santo Tomas in 1991 and 2000, respectively. She is a Professional Electronics Engineer (PECE) and an active member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines. She served as Master of Engineering Program Coordinator at the Faculty of Engineering and Consultant for Engineering Cluster at The Graduate School from 2002 to 2010. She was the ECE Laboratory Supervisor from 2010 to 2015. She played an important role in the implementation of Outcomes-Based Education in the faculty, where she was appointed Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning Committee Chair. Currently, she serves as the Engineering Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement Program (EACQuIP) Coordinator. EACQuIP is a core program of the Faculty of Engineering in-charge of monitoring and coordinating the CQI plans and activities of the different Engineering programs as well as provide assistance in international and national accreditation activities.

BALOG, RIC JOSEPH A. (Instructor 1)

rabalog@ust.edu.ph

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Ric Joseph received his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (B.Sc. ECE) from the University of Santo Tomas in 2015. In the same year, he became a licensed Electronics Engineer. He is also a member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers in the Philippines (IECEP). He is currently associated with Microchip Technology Operations (Philippines) Corporation as a Test Engineer under the 32-bit Microcontroller Business Unit. He is also an experienced Hardware Engineer in Design Verification. His research interests include microelectronics and robotics.

BARRETTO, ARMANDO V. (Assistant Professor 5)

avbarretto@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Armando V. Barretto graduated with a degree in B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering (Cum laude) from the University of Santo Tomas in 1981, and with a degree in Master in Business Administration from De La Salle University in 2006. He was a board topnotcher (Number 1) in the Electronics and Communications Engineering Licensure Examination held in September 1981. He is a Professional Electronics Engineer and a lifetime member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines. He worked in the Information Technology and Communications industries for more than twenty three years before joining UST in 2006, during which he held various engineering and management positions. He received various awards while working in the industry and in the academe.

BAUTISTA, MARY GRACE ANN C. (Instructor 3)

mcbautista@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering (Technological University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Bautista received her Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BS ECE) from the Technological University of the Philippines – Manila in 2014 and Master of Science in Electronics Engineering (MS ECE, with Thesis) from the De La Salle University – Manila in 2017. She is a licensed Electronics Engineer and an active member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers in the Philippines (IECEP), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Philippine e-Learning Society (PeLS). She is the e-Learning specialist of the Faculty of Engineering. Engr. Bautista is a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) and Certified Apple Teacher. Currently, she serves as the Adviser of the Pax Romana Engineering Unit and the Thomasian Engineer. She has presented and published research papers in international conferences which cover the research areas of computational intelligence and thermal imagery.

BLANZA, JOJO F. (Assistant Professor 2)

jfblanza@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Jojo Blanza received his B.S. ECE degree from UST and M.S. ECE degree from DLSU in 1999 and 2005, respectively. He is currently pursuing his PhD ECE degree in DLSU. His research interests include wave engineering and multipath clustering.

DELA CRUZ, ANGELO R. (Professor 1)

ardelacruz@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Master of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (Mapua Institute of Technology – Manila, Philippines)

Dr. dela Cruz received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering degrees from Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila in 2000, and from De La Salle University, Manila in 2007, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2014. He is a Professional licensed Electronics Engineer (PECE) and an active member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE-SPS) and Education Society (IEEE-EdSoc), and the Institute of Electronics Engineers in the Philippines (IECEP). His primary research interests are image and video coding and compression, cross-layer error-control optimization, biosignal processing, and adaptive signal processing for digital communication system design and digital health. He has presented in various international conferences on Signal Processing and published notable research papers in high-impact ISI/SCOPUS-indexed journal in the area of multimedia signal processing and communications.

DELA CRUZ, ROZZ THEO T. (Instructor 1)

rtdelacruz@ust.edu.ph

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Rozz received his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (B.Sc. ECE) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, Philippines in 2010. He is a licensed Electronics Engineer working as a full-time Product Development Engineer at Microchip Technology Operations (Philippines) Corporation under the 32-bit Microcontroller Business Unit. His research interests include semiconductors and microprocessors.

GARCIA, AMANTE R. (Assistant Professor 5)

argarcia@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Amante R. Garcia finished his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE) at the University of Santo Tomas in 1993. He finished his Master of Science in Electronics and communications Engineering (MSECE) degree at De la Salle University in 2008. He is a Professional Electronics Engineer (PECE) and an active member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP). He has also been a Certified Cisco Academy Instructor (CCAI) since 2000 and served as President of the Cisco Networking Academy Core Council of the Philippines Inc. from 2008 to 2014. He also served in various capacities in UST, as ECE Department Chairman in 2008-2010 and Master in Engineering Program (MEP) coordinator from 2010-2014. His research interests include Data Communication Systems, Computer Communications LAN and WAN Design, Internet of Things (IoT), and Linux Operating Systems.

GESLANI, GABRIEL RODNEI M. (Instructor 4)

Degree

  • Master of Science in Electronics Engineering, major in Control Systems (Mapua Institute of Technology – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Gabriel Rodnei Geslani received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE) at the University of Santo Tomas in 2010 and Master of Science in Electronics Engineering degree (MSECE, with Thesis) at the Mapua Institute of Technology in 2018. He is currently taking up Doctor of Technology at the Technological University of the Philippines – Manila. He is a Licensed Electronics Engineer, an IEEE member under Robotics/Control Society and Education Society, and is also an active member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP). He has an in-depth and collective experience of 8 years, which include academe experience and industry experience primarily in the Oil and Gas Engineering Field in relation to Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering. His primary research interests are connected to the field of Mechatronics, Robotics, Embedded Systems, Control Systems Engineering, and Vision Systems.

GUEVARA, Emmanuel C. (Assistant Professor 1)

ecguevara@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Emmanuel C. Guevara graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE) in 2000 from the University of Santo Tomas and received his master’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering (MSECE) in 2015 from the De La Salle University. A licensed Electronics Engineer, he is also a member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP). He has previously worked as a Sales and Service Engineer for Manila Cine-TV Equipment Company (MACTEC) and Pan Technologies (PanTech). He has been a faculty member in the Electronics Engineering Department since 2002, and has also been appointed to several positions within the university. He served as the Network Hardware Operations Center Officer for the Santo Tomas e-Service Providers (STePs) in 2006, and as the Broadcast Department Technical Operations Manager for the Educational Technology (EdTech) Center from 2009 to 2010, where he put up UST Tiger Radio, the university’s Internet radio streaming service. His research interests lie in the field of acoustical engineering, signal processing, speech and music analysis and processing.

LAO, HAROLD ALEXIS A. (Instructor 1)

halao@ust.edu.ph

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (Magna cum Laude(University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Harold Alexis Lao received his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BS ECE) from the University of Santo Tomas in 2014 with Latin Honors (Magna cum Laude). He was a board topnotcher (2nd place) in the September 2014 ECE Licensure Examinations. He is a member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers in the Philippines (IECEP). He is currently taking up Master of Science in Electrical Engineering major in Instrumentation and Control at the University of the Philippines – Diliman. His research interests include DC-DC converters and power supply control.

MANABAT, MARK ANTHONY G. (Instructor 1)

mgmanabat@ust.edu.ph

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Mark Anthony G. Manabat is a licensed Electronics Engineer working as a full-time Power Supply Design Engineer at Power Integrations and a part-time faculty member at University of Santo Tomas. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (Cum Laude) at University of Santo Tomas, April 2013 and a specialized graduate Diploma in Power Electronics at Mapua Institute of Technology, July 2015. At present, he is focused on finishing his Master of Science in Controls Engineering degree at Mapua Institute of Technology.

MARQUEZ, JOHN CARL JOEL S. (Instructor 1)

jmmarquez@ust.edu.ph

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. John Carl Joel Marquez received his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering in University of Santo Tomas in 2017. He is a licensed electronics engineer and a member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers in the Philippines (IECEP). He is currently taking Master of Science in Electronic and Computer Engineering (MS ECE) at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei, Taiwan. His research interests include mixed-signal IC design, analog IC layout, and power IC design.

MONTANCES, Mark O. (Instructor 3)

momontances@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

Master of Engineering in Electronics and Communications Engineering (Mapua Institute of Technology – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (Mapua Institute of Technology – Manila, Philippines)

Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BS ECE) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Manila, Philippines in 2012 and Master of Science in Electronics Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology (MS ECE, with Thesis) Manila, Philippines in 2017. He is a licensed Electronics Engineer and an active member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP). His research interests are digital signal processing and analog electronics for audio and music applications.

NAVARRO, FLORENDO A. (Instructor 3)
fanavarro@ust.edu.phDegrees
  • Master of Engineering (Technological University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Florendo A. Navarro received his Master of Engineering (M. Eng), major in ECE in 2016 from the Technological University of the Philippines in Manila, and Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE) in 1988, from University of Santo Tomas, where he is a part-time instructor. He is an active member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP). He is currently an Industry practitioner of Electronics/Mechanical machineries, with more than 26 years of expereience in the field of Semiconductor Industry. He works as Sr. Technical Engineer in a Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturer which headquarters in Hongkong and Singapore. In such capacity, he collaborates and co-develops projects with various known commercial electronic brands that drive machines to handle miniaturization of electronics components for cellular phones, laptops, tablets, Smart TVs, and other innovations. He is still doing with his Doctor of Engineering major in Computer Engineering in Technological Institute of the Philippines. His fields of interest include Robotics, Electromechanical automation, Industrial electronics, and others.

PANGALIMAN, MA MADECHEEN S. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electronics Engineering (Mapua University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (Cum Laude) (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Ma. Madecheen S. Pangaliman received her Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BSECE) degree from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila (PUP-Manila) in 2016 with Latin Honors (Cum Laude) and Master of Science in Electronics Engineering (MS ECE, with thesis) from Mapua University in 2019. She is an Application Development Analyst at an Information Technology company for a year and a half, before joining the Thomasian workforce. She is a licensed Electronics Engineer and an active member of Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (IECEP) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) under Women in Engineering, Young Professional and Education Society. She is the current committee chair of IEEE Women in Engineering (Philippine Section). She has published her research papers locally and in various international conferences with research areas, such as microelectronics, machine learning, and computational intelligence.

POBLETE, JOYCELYN P. (Associate Professor 2)

jppoblete@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Joycelyn P. Poblete received her Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in 2000 and Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE) in 1991, from the University of Santo Tomas. She is a Professional Electronics Engineer and an active member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP). She has been an officer of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines-Manila Chapter since 2010. She is a lifetime member and a member of the Board of Trustees of the UST Engineering Alumni Associaton, Inc. Currently, she is a member of the Women Engineers’ Network of the Philippine Technological Council (WEN-PTC). She has worked in the Electronics Engineering Department for more than twenty-five years. In the department, she once served as Chair for 6 years, as Laboratory Supervisor for 9 years, and as Library Coordinator for more than three years. She also served as an officer of the Engineering Faculty Organization for 8 consecutive years. She finished CCNA Sem 1 & 2 at North Seattle Community College, Seattle, Washington in 2000 and CCNA Sem 3 & 4 at Box Hill Institute of Tafe, Melbourne, Australia in 2001. She received from the university various academic and service awards.

PRADO, SIEGFRIED V. (Instructor 1)

svprado@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electronics Engineering (Hongkong University of Science and Technology – Kowloon, Hongkong)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Seigfred received his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (B.Sc. ECE) degree from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, Philippines in 2011, Master of Science in Electronic Engineering (M.Sc. ELEG, with High Distinction) degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in Kowloon, Hong Kong in 2015, and Master of Research in Neurotechnology (MRes NT, with High Merits) degree from Imperial College London in 2019. He is a licensed Electronics Engineer and an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the International Society for Optics and Photonics, and the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP). He has presented in several highly-specialized international conferences in signal processing and biomedical engineering, and has published papers in Scopus-indexed journals. He received several awards both in teaching and in research. He is currently on study-leave, taking his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioengineering degree (with specialization in Neurotechnology) at Imperial College London in England, United Kingdom. His research interests lie at the interface of signal and image processing, biomedical photonics and neuroengineering. More precisely, he desires to investigate within the topics of neural information processing and rehabilitation of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

ROCAMORA, JOSYL MARIELA B. (Instructor 2)

jbrocamora@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Josyl received her Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BS ECE, Magna cum Laude) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines in 2011 and her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS EE, with Thesis) major in Computer and Communications from the University of the Philippines in 2014. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and Institute of Electronics Engineers in the Philippines (IECEP). She has various research publications including an article in an Elsevier journal. She was chosen as one of the 22 women scientists from Asia and USA to attend the 2018 Ewha-Luce International Seminar (ELIS) held in Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. Currently on study leave to pursue her Ph.D. in Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU), Josyl is working on Indoor Positioning System (IPS) using wireless signals and machine learning as her main research focus. She is also inclined toward research areas of computer networks, including mobile and wireless networks, vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET), and peer-to-peer (P2P) computing.

ROXAS, EDISON A. (Instructor 5)

earoxas@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electronics and Communications Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (Technological Institute of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)

Dr. Edison A. Roxas received his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering degree from the Technological Institute of the Philippines-Manila, and his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electronics and Communications Engineering degrees from De La Salle University. He is a licensed Professional Electronics Engineer (PECE) and a member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is currently the Vice-Chair of the IEEE – Philippine Section. He is an active researcher with numerous international conference and journal publications, and has participated in several funded research grants either as main proponent, research assistant, or project staff. His research interests focus on Data Science, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision applied in Biomedical Engineering, Smart and Precision Farming; and Transport and Traffic Management Engineering.

SERAFICA, REYMOND D. (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Reymond D. Serafica graduated cum laude from University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering in 2017. Within the same year, he became a licensed electronics engineer and an undergraduate instructor in the Electronics Engineering Department. He is currently taking Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Ph.D. EEE) in University of the Philippines – Diliman. His research interests are signal processing, electromagnetic field theory, and wireless communications engineering. He also co-authored a research entitled “Sitting Posture Assessment using Computer Vision”, which was published in 2017.

SERRANO, KANNY KRIZZY D. (Instructor 3)

kdserrano@ust.edu.ph

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Kanny Krizzy D. Serrano received her Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BSc ECE) with Latin honors from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines in 2010. She finished the degree of Master of Science in Electronics Engineering (MS ECE, with Thesis) from the De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines in 2013. She is also a member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers in the Philippines (IECEP) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She has also been an officer in IEEE-Philippines for three years. She has presented and published research papers in international conferences which cover the research areas of robotics and computational intelligence.

SILVERIO, ANGELITO A.

aasilverio@ust.edu.ph

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, with specialization in Electronics Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University – Taiwan, Republic of China)
  • Master of Science in Electronics Engineering (Ateneo de Manila University – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Engr. Angelito A. Silverio, Ph.D. received his B.Sc in EcE degree from the University of Santo Tomas, M.Sc. EcE degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, and the Ph.D. in Microelectronics Engineering degree from Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, ROC. He is currently a licensed Electronics Engineer and a faculty member of the Electronics Engineering Department. His research interests include CMOS Analog and Digital IC Design, Sensor Interfacing Design, Biomedical ICs, Bio-Impedance Studies, Renewable Energy, and Energy Harvesting Technologies. He has had several conference articles involving IC design specifically for sensor interfacing, which is the bulk of his doctoral research. He is also currently a member of the IEEE and a regular member of the IECEP and the SPVM. He previously was the president of the Filipino Students and Researchers in Taiwan (FiRST), which is based in his home university and a member of the Association of Filipino Scholars in Taiwan (AFST).

VENTURA, RIANNA CAMILLE G.

rgventura@ust.edu.ph

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Rianna Camille received her Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (B.Sc. ECE) from the University of Santo Tomas in 2015. In the same year, she became a licensed Electronics Engineer. She is also a member of the Institute of Electronics Engineers in the Philippines (IECEP). She was appointed as the Adviser of Thomasian Engineer, the official student publication of the Faculty of Engineering; correspondent to The Academia, the international bulletin of University of Santo Tomas; and representative of the Social Media Bureau in the Faculty of Engineering. Alongside being a full-time Failure Analysis Engineer at Microchip Technology Operations (Philippines) Corporation, she is currently pursuing Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering at Mapua University. Her research interests include biomedical engineering and materials science.

 

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History

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Santo Tomas opened the BS Electronics Engineering (BSEIE) program in 1960 and evolved to become BS Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE) in the year 1974. In 2008, the official name of the program was changed back to BS Electronics Engineering (BSECE) in compliance with Republic Act 9292 Electronics Engineering Law of 2004.

In 1999, UST Engineering was recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Center of Excellence in Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) Program. In 2009, UST Engineering was recognized by the CHED as Center of Development in ECE.

In 2003, UST Engineering earned Level 1 accreditation for its six engineering programs (including ECE), from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). Then in 2005, UST Engineering acquired Level II accreditation for its six engineering programs again from PAASCU.

Currently, the ECE program is Level III accredited by the Philippine Association of Accrediting Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) until 2018, and is given full accreditation by the Philippine Technological Council (PTC) until 2021. In addition, the UST ECE Program is officially recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as the Center of Development (COD) by virtue of CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 15 Series of 2016 for a period of three years.

The UST ECE department has been constantly improving itself by engaging with International industry partners and academic institutions. Academic staff are professional members and officers of accredited professional organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), CISCO Core Council of the Philippines, Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP).

Students of UST ECE are inspired by Thomasian core values, namely, Competence, Compassion, and Commitment. These core values are embedded in the Program Educational Objectives (PEO) and Student Outcomes (SO) of the UST ECE program.