College of Information and Computing Sciences

College of Information and Computing Sciences

Degree Programs

Contact Information

Contact Information

Visit UST College of Information and Computing Sciences Virtual Office to interact with the members of the CICS community.

Vision & Mission

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Vision & Mission

The Institute of Information and Computing Sciences envisions itself as a premier and innovative institution in Information Technology Education and research in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The Institute of Information and Computing Sciences of the University of Santo Tomas, under the inspiration of its model, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and its patron, Saint Vincent Ferrer, declares its commitment to the pursuit of truth and the formation of technically competent ITE professionals endowed with a strong commitment to lifelong learning, social responsibility and a desire for leadership in the spirit of service in their respective fields of specialization.

Recognitions

Center of Development (Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology)

Level II Accreditation (BS Computer Science, BS Information Systems, BS Information Technology)

Updates

Student Organizations

Patron Saint

Updates

Student Organizations

CNAG-IICS

Computer Science Society

Information Systems Society

Pax Romana – IICS

Society of Information Technology Enthusiasts (SITE)

Patron Saint

(1350-1419), priest   

Patron of the UST College of Information and Computing Sciences

Feast Day: May 5

In 1350, Vincent was born in Valencia, Spain to William Ferrer and Constancia Miguel, both nobles.  He was educated in Valencia and at the age of 17 received the habit of the Order of Preachers, and was sent to Barcelona for further studies. Later, he taught philosophy at Lérida and in three years returned once more to Barcelona.  He proceeded to continue his studies at Toulouse,  where, in his own words, "study followed prayer, and prayer  succeeded study".

In 1398, Vincent was recovering from a serious illness when he had a vision of Christ accompanied by St. Dominic and St. Francis directing him to teach penance. In the troubled times in which he lived, he was an ‘angel of peace’, a messenger of penance sent to prepare men and women for the judgment. For twenty years, he traversed Spain, France, and Italy, preaching penance and awakening the dormant consciences of sinners by his wondrous eloquence. His austere life was but the living expression of his preaching. Although he preached in his own native tongue to people who spoke different languages, he was clearly understood by all because of his extraordinary ‘gift of tongues’.  He was also outstanding for the ‘gift of prophecy’, worked astonishing miracles and brought back thousands, including Jews and Moors, to the faith.  His authority helped to bring the Great Schism to an end. He spent the last three years of his life in France and died in 1419. Pope Calixtus III canonized him in 1455.

St. Vincent Ferrer endeavored to inform the people of his time about penance to prepare them for judgment, which he simply yet extraordinarily carried out through spiritual algorithms so to speak:  the ‘gift of tongues’ and the ‘gift of prophecy’. Under the inspiration of its patron, the UST Institute of Information and Computing Sciences declares its commitment to the pursuit of truth and the formation of technically competent Information Technology Education professionals endowed with a strong commitment to lifelong learning, social responsibility and a desire for leadership in the spirit of service.

 

Sources:

  • Reinhart, Albert. "St. Vincent Ferrer." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. 19 Apr. 2021.
  • www.ust.edu.ph/information-and-computing-sciences/

Administrators

Asst. Prof. Jerralyn T. Padua, MSCS,
Dean

Rev. Fr. Gaspar Sigaya, O.P., 
Regent

Asst. Prof. Divinagracia R. Mariano, MBA,
College Secretary

Department Chairpersons and Program Coordinators

Asst. Prof. Jose L. Seño, MSCS

Chair, Computer Science

Inst. Alma V. Perol, MIT

Chair, Information Systems

Asst. Prof. Eugenia R. Zhuo, DIT

Chair, Information Technology

Faculty Council

Asst. Prof. Jerralyn T. Padua, MSCS,

Chair (Ex-Officio)

Rev. Fr. Gaspar Sigaya, O.P.,

Member (Ex-Officio)

Asst. Prof. Cecil Jose A. Delfinado, MSCS

Member

Assoc. Prof. Perla P. Cosme, MSCS,

Member

Asst. Prof. Christopher D. Ladao, MSCS,

Member

Asst. Prof. Divinagracia R. Mariano, MBA,

Secretary (Ex-Officio)

Coordinators and Supervisors

Asst. Prof. Mildred C. Duran, MBA

Community Development

Asst. Prof. Maria Lourdes L. Edang, MS

Networking and Computer Laboratory

Inst. Edmundo C. Tucay, MSCS

e-Learning Specialist

Inst. Edwin S. de Guzman, MIT

e-Learning Specialist

Asst. Prof. Imelda E. Marollano, MSCS

Library

Asst. Prof. Mike C. Victorio, MA

Pedagogical Lead

Asst. Prof. Janette E. Sideño, PhD

Technology Program

Support Staff

Ms. Madonna G. Kho

Office Clerk

Mr. Aristotle B. Garcia

Office Clerk

Ms. Roma Faith P. Gonzaga

Office Clerk

Mr. Patrick A. Antonio

Computer Laboratory Technician

Mr. Harold O. Dadivas

Computer Laboratory Technician

Mr. Kenneth Andrew S. Morante

Office Clerk

Mr. Danilo I. Nacar

Computer Laboratory Technician

History

The Institute of Information and Computing Sciences was formally established in 2014, with its separation as an independent academic unit from the Faculty of Engineering. Its programs trace their histories to the College of Science (for Computer Science), College of Commerce and Business Administration (for Information Systems), and the Faculty of Engineering (for Information Technology).

Asst. Prof. Alex A. Santos was the inaugural Director, while Rev. Fr. Hermel O. Pama, O.P., PhD was the first Regent.

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