Keynote Speaker - 2014

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Arnulfo P. Azcarraga, Ph.D.

An internationally recognized scholar, Dr. Arnulfo Azcarraga is a Professor of Computer Science at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines and served as Vice Chancellor for Research until May of 2013. Prior to his current appointment, he served in other administrative posts at De La Salle University, including Associate Vice Chancellor for External Relations, Executive Vice President, Dean of the Graduate School, and Vice Dean of the College of Computer Studies. He currently serves as a member-at-large on the International Association of Lasallian Universities.

Dr. Azcarraga earned his doctorate in Computer Science from the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France; his master’s degree in Computer Science from the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok; and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of the Philippines. In addition, he has participated in a variety of specialized, advanced training and development programs related to his technical areas of expertise, as well as those focused on his scholarship interests. Additionally, he has participated in the International Lasallian University Leadership Program for faculty and administrators.

He has published extensively in a variety of journals related to his discipline, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, the Journal of the Operational Research Society, and the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics. He is also the author of a chapter in the book Soft Computing for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, published by Springer. Dr. Azcarraga has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences mainly in the area of the theory and applications of self-organizing maps and neural networks. In addition, he has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Most Outstanding Alumnus of University of the Philippines at Los Baños, and Most Outstanding Employee at the National Computer Center in Manila.