Patungan of Science wins best presenter for paper on machine learning in math education

Asst. Prof. Arturo J. Patungan Jr., an academic staff in the Mathematics and Physics Department of our College of Science, was recognized at the “9th National Research Conference in Science and Mathematics Education” held from November 16 to 17, 2023 in Cagayan De Oro.

Organized by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the conference gathered academic professionals and DOST-SEI scholars to exchange insights and present research.

During the said event, Patungan secured the top spot as the best oral presenter in the “Teaching Capacity and Development” category. His presentation titled “Determinants of Mathematics Teacher Candidates’ Success in the Licensure Examination for Teachers Using Machine Learning” offered a deep dive into the factors influencing mathematics teacher candidates’ performance in the licensure exam, employing innovative machine learning techniques.  His research highlighted his efforts in advancing pedagogical methodologies within mathematics education.

Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at the University of the Philippines – Diliman, Patungan has played a pivotal role in the creation of the BS Data Science and Analytics program in the University of Santo Tomas and is currently involved in several projects at the University that involve the use of data analytics in decision-making.

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