Mapúans awarded best research presentation in the 2020 ICETEST in Bangkok
Construction Engineering and Management students of Mapúa University received the Best Research Paper Presentation Award in the 4th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science, and Technologies (ICETEST) held in Bangkok, Thailand, last February 26 to 27.
Kimberly L. Quintana, Gezelle M. Cangco, and John Oliver S. Manaois presented their research entitled “Importance Ranking of Triple Constraints in Construction Project Management: A Transfer Function Selection Operating on Back Propagation Neural Network coupled with Feature Reduction Approach,” which crossbred construction management field with applications of both Artificial Intelligence and Neural Network Modeling. The team worked on the research under the advisory of ASEAN engineer Dr. Dante L. Silva and Mapúa School of Civil, Environmental, and Geological Engineering associate dean Engr. Bernard S. Villaverde.
A total of 50 authors from 36 different countries participated in the conference. The students’ research paper will be published in the International Journal on Emerging Technologies, a Scopus-indexed journal. Mapúa now has a total of 961 researches published in Scopus since 2010. It also holds the highest citations per paper among the seven Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) included in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian university top 500 rankings.