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 Two 2019 Achievement Awardees of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) shared their success stories in their chosen field as part of the third episode of Stories of Inspiration, Success, and Creative Research (iShare) Season Two on April 26, 2022, via online. 

Featured were Dr. Lanndon A. Ocampo, NRCP Engineering and Industrial Research Division, Associate Professor 3, Department of Industrial Engineering, Cebu Technological University, and Dr. Henry N. Adorna, NRCP Mathematical Sciences Division, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Dr. Ocampo was also a recipient of The Asian Scientist 100, 2018 and the 2017 NAST Outstanding Young Scientist in Industrial Engineering. 

“When I was in my Doctor of Philosophy study, I was exposed to multiple criteria decision making, which was a career-defining for me. Most of my works are designing of mathematical tools to solve, plan design and manage problems in various sectoral applications”, shared Ocampo. 

Dr. Ocampo developed guidelines for manufacturing companies, large firms, and SMEs to carry out strategic planning for competitiveness within sustainability. He has authored over 70 international peer-reviewed publications.

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Dr. Lanndon A. Ocampo shared during the third ishare webisode that doing triathlons keeps him motivated, builds his patience, mental toughness and endurance.

Meanwhile, Dr. Adorna shared that his interests are focused on communication complexity, measuring efficiency, and solving problems using a sequential computing model.

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Dr. Henry N. Adorna graduates in Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in FEATI University on April 18, 1988 which paved way to his career in math and science computing

Dr. Adorna provided a better lower bound estimate on the size of minimal non-deterministic finite automata (NFA) for regular languages. He started the Membrane Computing Research in the Philippines and founded the Algorithms and Complexity Lab at UP Diliman in 2007. Dr. Adorna is a member of several international conference steering and review committees. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Computing Journal.

“A good researcher, kailangan hindi siya takot magkamali, determinado siya at madali siyang makakita ng insights sa mga nakikita (sa paligid). Don’t let things happen, make it happen”, said Dr. Adorna.

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Dr. Marieta Banez Sumagaysay thanked the featured reseachers for sharing their stories and the audience as well during her closing remark.

During her closing remark, Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay, NRCP Executive Director, thanked the two awardees for sharing their success stories that budding researchers can emulate. 

“Scientists are not just in books as authors; they are men and women who are with us in our daily grinds, just as they are focused daily in their labs and mentoring their students,” she said in closing. Jamar Garcia, SRS I

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