2017 - 2020

Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Information Science at Future University Hakodate, Japan

Analyzing the Use of Self-Determination Theory and Conversational Techniques for Driving Navigation Guidance [CHI'19, CHI'20 LBW]

Advisor: Yasuyuki Sumi

2009 – 2013

Master of Science in Computer Science at De La Salle University, Philippines

Extracting Event Relations from Children's Stories

Advisor: Ethel Ong

2006 – 2009

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with specialization in Software Technology at De La Salle University, Philippines

Automatic Labeling of Thematic Roles of Verb Arguments in the Filipino Language

Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Advisor: Nathalie Rose Lim-Cheng


2013 – Present

De La Salle University, Philippines

Assistant Professor, College of Computer Studies (on Study Leave)

2012 – 2013

De La Salle University, Philippines

Research Assistant

2010 – 2012

Dimension Data Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Associate Consultant, Microsoft Solutions

2009 – 2010

Dimension Data Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Philippines

Researcher & Project Implementor

Academic Services

Assistant to the Papers Chair

ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2019-2020

General Chair

Asian CHI Symposium 2020

Associate Chair

CHI 2021

CHI Late-Breaking Works (LBWs) Track 2020

Reviewer - Journal


Computers and Electronics in Agriculture

Reviewer - Conference

CSCW 2019-2020

AutoUI 2019-2020

VIS 2019

MobileHCI 2019-2020

DIS 2020

ICMI 2019-2020

ISS 2019

Asian CHI Symposium 2019-2020

IndiaHCI 2020

CHIuXiD 2019

National Natural Language Processing Research Symposium (NNLPRS) 2015-2018


Center for Complexity and Emerging Technologies (COMET), DLSU 2014-2017

Civic Services Research Group, COMET, DLSU 2017-present

Professorial Chair

Pek Chiao Seng Chair of Computer Technology, Software Technology Department, DLSU 2016-2017

Emilio Yap Jr. Chair of Computer Science, Software Technology Department, DLSU 2015-2016


Practicum, Software Technology Department, DLSU 2013-2017

Organizations & Communities


DataBeers Manila

Executive Committee

Manila ACM SIGCHI Chapter

Campus Advisor

GitHub Education

Grants, Awards & Honors


Japanese Government Scholarship (PhD)

Philippine Computing Science Congress Best Paper Honorable Mention


DLSU Research Congress Best Paper – Sustainability, Environment, and Energy


Best Research Optimization Application, Smart-IRRI Bigas2Hack Hackathon