The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) on July 28 announced the approval of the country’s first doctoral program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be facilitated by the university.
The program aims to produce PhD graduates equipped with a “scientific mindset, adequate technical skills, and a professional perspective in expanding the field of Artificial intelligence,” UP Diliman Artificial Intelligence Program posted on its official Facebook account.
It focuses on identifying and understanding problems, familiarizing with state-of-the-art solutions, formulating novel algorithms and techniques, and deploying suitably advanced and highly reliable AI systems, UPD added.
Being under the college of engineering, the university stated that this program is open for the following:
- AI Industry Practitioners. For those who want to specialize and deploy state-of-the-art AI systems
- Researchers. For those who want to extend the AI body of knowledge and invent the next big AI algorithm
- Academics. For those who would want to offer AI programs in their own universities and colleges
The program options include; Option A – MEngg-PhD [Straight] program with prior bachelor’s degree with thesis; Option B – PhD program with prior master’s degree without thesis; and Option C – PhD program with prior master’s degree with thesis.
The completed bachelor’s or master’s degree must be from a related discipline according to UPD.
Special admission of option A applicants for the first semester of the academic year 2022-2023 was opened on Aug. 1 and will last until Aug. 15 at 5 p.m.
According to UPD, results will be released on Aug. 18 and the start of classes will be on Sept. 5.
The admission instruction for options B and C are yet to be announced.
Further details are posted on the UP Diliman Artificial Intelligence Program social media accounts.
SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTER