DoST OKs 4 data science projects

Published January 9, 2021, 4:45 PM

by Dhel Nazario

Four data science projects under the Good Governance through Data Science and Decision Support System (GODDESS) Program of the  Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy,  and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DoST-PCIEERD) have been approved.

DoST-PCIEERD said that the program aims to address the gap in the country’s workforce for data scientists and support research and development  that will enable the government to adapt to data-driven governance and evidence-based management.

The approved projects were  Development of Data Analytics and Information System: Support on Social Welfare Services for Senior Citizens of Butuan City under the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU);  PhilRice Data Analytics Initiative (RiceLytics) of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice);  Optimization of a Decision Support System for Effective e-governance (ODeSSEE) on Pre-emptive Evacuation for Flood Disaster Amidst COVID-19 in the Cagayan Valley; and the  Development of the Iloilo Province Employment Portal and Services (IPEPS).

FSUU is an initiative to discover new knowledge using the Knowledge Discovery to Data Base (KDD) model and develop information systems and data analytics that will aid in the formulation of policies, projects, and programs for effective delivery of services to senior citizens in the city.

RiceLytics intends to harness the power of data analytics to enhance baselining and forecasting of the status of rice farmers and the rice industry. The project will develop an online analytics dashboard that can be accessed by the public for decision and policy formulation.

ODeSSEE implemented by the Isabela State University (ISU)  aims to apply data-driven process in generating safe, unsafe, and alternative evacuation areas for flood disaster while keeping the COVID-19 quarantine facilities and individuals uncompromised to prevent spread of the virus by combining profiling features of Health Guard PH and zoning monitored by Office of Civil Defense Region 2 (OCDR2).

IPEPS was implemented by the Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U). The analytics from this initiative will be applied to forecast real-time data which are important parameters to improve labor and employment services. Additional features will be added to help job seekers, company, training providers and students.