Six researchers from UP Diliman were among the 12 Filipinos honored as world-class by The Philippines Promising Star Awards 2016 of Thomson Reuters on Jul. 26.
Honored were Clarissa C. David (College of Mass Communication) and Armand Salvador Mijares (Archaelogical Studies Program) for Social Science; Joseph M. Pasia (College of Science/CS) for Computer Science; Windell R. Rivera (CS) for Plant and Animal Science; Maria Corazon A. De Ungria (CS) for Molecular Biology & Genetics; and Augustus C. Resurreccion (College of Engineering) for Environment/Ecology.
The Philippines Promising Star Awards 2016 is organized by the Intellectual Property & Science (IP & Science) business of Thomson Reuters and recognizes Filipino researchers based in the Philippines who have produced world-class research papers in their respective fields as indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. Recipients are distinguished in nine broad fields: social science, computer science, clinical medicine, plant & animal science, neuroscience & behavior, economics & business, molecular biology & genetics, materials science and environment/ecology.
The six UPD researchers, along with six others from UP Los Baños, UP Manila, De La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas were chosen from 13,581 research papers from 2006 to 2015 in the Web of Science Core Collection. Out of these, 1,261 papers were ranked within the Top 10 percent of its category worldwide by citation count, and 97 of the top papers have a Philippine reprint author named. Forty-six Filipino authors were then identified by the IP & Science business and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) across 17 broad subject areas.
The Philippine Promising Star Awards was presented in conjunction with the CHED Research and Publication (REPUBLICA) 2016 Awarding Ceremony. —Some photos courtesy of awardees