John Paul C. Vergara

Field of award: Computer Science and Applications

Year awarded: 2001

Division: Mathematical Sciences

Citation:

In recognition of his significant contributions in the field of Computer Science and Applications specifically in the areas of graph algorithms and computational biology (Bioinformatics). He has pioneered a number of innovations in computer science education, such as teaching Java to freshmen and incorporating Object Oriented Programming (OOP) in the software engineering course at Ateneo de Manila University.

Current Position: Professor; Vice President for the Loyola Schools

Office Address: Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, QC

Education: PhD (Computer Science and Applications) Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 1997; MS (Computer Science and Applications) Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 1990; BS (Math/Computer Science) Ateneo de Manila University 1986