Just last July 2010, Dr. Aura C Matias, Associate Professor, former ORSP President (1997-1998) and member of the ORSP Board of Directors (2005-2008) was appointed as the new Dean of the U.P. College of Engineering. Before she became Dean, Dr. Matias was Chair of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman. From 1996 t0 2002, she served as Deputy Executive Director of the National Engineering Center (NEC), the research and extension arm of UP Diliman’s College of Engineering. Adopting the strategy to get big contracts, Dr. Matias led NEC to undertake projects that were mostly inter-disciplinary, enabling them to tap into USAID and World Bank. The researches ranged from climate change mitigation to public utilities and services. One such research was done in cooperation with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS).
On January 1, 2010, ORSP Board member Rex Aurelius C. Robielos was appointed Dean of the School of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management of the Mapua Institute of Technology. Rex served as Section Manager of the Operations research Group at Analog Devices General Trias. He has been a member of the ORSP Board since 2004. He is the Co-Chair of ORSP’s Student Affairs Committee.
Current ORSP President Alleli C. Domingo was designated in January 2010 as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest academic unit of UP Los Baņos. Alleli was the former Deputy Director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics, UP Los Baņos.