Thursday, September 17, 2015

TRE-CIV and ECE Faculty and Students at EASTS 2015

Last September 10-14, 2015, the 11th Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) Conference took place in Cebu City, Cebu Province, Philippines. This year’s theme focuses on “Resilient and Inclusive Transportation System Through Smarter Mobility”.  A total of 585 faculty, students, and people from the government and private sector coming from 18 countries joined the conference.

There were a total of 6 presenters and a single poster presenter from the Transportation Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Dept., De La Salle University- Manila. There were also 3 presenters from the Electronics Communication Engineering as well.  The following faculty and students from the Transportation Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Department, presented and their topics are as follows:

1. Engr. Abad, Raymund (Co-author: Dr. Fillone)- A Compact Scheduling and Revenue Estimation Spreadsheet For Bus Operation
2. Dr. Fillone, Alexis M.
    (A) Evaluating Proposed Transportation Infrastructure Projects in Metro
            Manila using the Transport Co-Benefit Analysis
    (B) Mode Shift Behavior of Bus Passenger to Rail System Under Improved
            Rail Condition
    (C) Opinion Survey About Pedestrianization of Heritage Site in the City of
3. Mr. Gesalem, Jiaan Regis (Co-author: Dr. Fillone) - Revisiting Volume Delay Function Used in Transport Studies in Metro Manila
4. Mr. King, Aaron (*Dr. Fillone, Mr. Cadag, Mr. Despabiladeras, Mr. Tumambing) - Factors Influencing Footbridge Usage Along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), Metro Manila
5. Dr. Roxas, Nicanor Jr. (Co-author: Dr. Fillone) - Inter Island Travel Mode Choice Analysis: Western Visayas Region, Philippines
6. Mr. Ting, Sean (Co-authors: Dr. Fillone, Engr. Lucas) - Characterizing Bus Passenger Demand Along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA)

The following student presented in the Poster Session:
1. Engr. Roquel, Krister Ian (Co-author: Dr. Fillone) - Current Public Transport Service Operating Characteristic Along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA)

The following faculty and students from the Electronics and Communcation Engineering Department presented and their topics are as follows (ECE):
1. Engr. Dadula, Cristina (Co-author: Dr. Dadios) – Event Detection Using Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference for a Public Transport Vehicle
2. Engr. Delos Angeles, Joel – Fuzzy Logic Based Multi-hop for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks
3. Engr. Intal, Ramon (Co-authors: Dr. Dadios, Dr. Fillone) – Optimized Bus Schedules in Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), Metro Manila Using Fuzzy Rule Based System
4. Engr. Yasay, Bernard (Co-authors: Dr. Dadios,  Dr. Fillone) – Adaptive Driving Route of Buses Along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), Metor Manila using Fuzzy Logic
EASTS is an organization that was formed last 1994. This year’s conference is the 11th conference since the founding year. It is a bi-annual conference, which gathers Civil Engineers specializing in Transportation Engineering and other related professions around Asia and other parts of the world. It is a gathering of people who shares their research, findings and studies. It is where different Asian engineers, planners interact with each other. Studies focusing on the Planning, Analyzing, Studying the behavior and etc. were the other sub topics in the conference. The next conference will be held in 2017 in Vietnam.   

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