Prof. Aileen Joan O. Vicente

FireCheck Project Leader, University of the Philippines Cebu

Aileen Joan Vicente is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Cebu. She received her Master of Science degree in Information Management from Ateneo de Manila University in 2008. Her research interests include DataScience, Natural Language Processing and Computer Science Education.

Her research and research advising work generally centred around the application of machine learning algorithms for tasks in various fields in text mining and social media data mining.

As an educator of 17 years, she believes in collaborating with other disciplines to enrich the delivery and retention of computer science concepts.

She presently leads the FireCheck Project, a Department of Science of Technology–Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) funded project, that aims at providing the local government administrators and the fire bureau with timely and relevant information about at-risk communities to mitigate fire disasters. The project does this by generating Fire Hazard and Risk Maps, developing 3D Community Maps that can be accessed through mobile devices and simulating the spread of community fire. With the plethoraof informationand insights that can be extracted from the software applications, fire disastermitigation, government spending and interventions can be targeted to when and where these will be needed.