Asst. Prof. Mylene J. Domingo, DIT, presented two research papers on the creation of web and mobile applications during the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Information Science and System (AISS 2021) held via Zoom.
The web application, “University of Santo Tomas Department of Filipino Virtual Front Desk” was developed by Domingo together with her students Willson Pierce Pua, Lance Christian Pua, and Hans Chester Talag. The application is intended to manage received documents from students and documents sent by the department itself. It notifies users of incoming document status updates and provides a communication system through an internal chat function. Its specific features include the creation and management of accounts for students and the Department’s administrators and office staff; submitting, viewing, editing, and removing entries; downloading, and viewing files.
Another team, under the guidance of Asst. Prof. Domingo, with members Jeremie Jun Viray, Allyssa Bea Topacio, Alexandria Therese Sadang, and John Christian Fudotan worked on “MATYAG: A Tracking System to Prevent Potential Cases of Human Trafficking.”
The Matyag tracking system is a mobile application that can track a person’s real time location in case the user is in danger. The project was made in response to the growing statistics of human trafficking that has reached almost 800,000 people according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index. The features of the application are tailored to fit the Philippine context.
The application can notify the account holder’s emergency contacts that the user has been apprehended through automated messages that can be triggered through an emergency button or shaking the device. Buttons are provided to tell emergency contacts that the user feels unsafe or that the danger has passed. Infographics on human trafficking and a report form are provided to enable users to recognize and report possible human trafficking incidents.
Aside from teaching at the College of Information and Computing Sciences, Domingo also serves as the Assistant Director for Promotion and Reclassification of the Office for Faculty Evaluation and Development.