In recognition of his significant research contributions to the representation and structure theory of finite groups and related structures. He has applied group theoretic and algebraic methods to investigate association schemes, whose theory serves as a unifying framework for the study of algebraic graphs, codes, designs and finite geometries. His published papers on multiplicity-free representations and characters, self-dual codes, spin models, group association schemes and Terwilliger algebras, as well as his tireless efforts to promote these research areas and mentor students have spurred the development of a core of young dynamic and productive mathematics researchers in the country today. Recognized here and abroad, his leadership in the mathematics community is also manifested in his dedicated involvement in various initiatives to strengthen mathematics education and teacher competencies.
Birthdate: 9 August 1960
- Ph. D. Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1991
- M.S. Mathematics, UP Diliman, 1983
- B.S. Mathematics (magna cum laude), UP Diliman, 1981
Honors and Awards Received:
- Achievement Award (Mathematical Sciences), NRCP, 2000
- Science Prize (Mathematics), TWAS-NAST, 1996
- Gawad Chanselor (Pinakamahusay na Mananaliksik), UP Diliman, 1996
- Oustanding Young Scientist, NAST, 1995
- Gawad Chanselor (Pinakamahusay na Guro), UP Diliman, 1995
Three most significant contributions to Philippine science and society:
- Has made important contributions to group theory, representation theory and algebraic combinatorics through his research and publications
- Has helped in the scientific education and training of the youth through mentorship of mathematics undergraduate and graduate students
- Has continuously engaged in public service and extension programs, particularly teacher training and popularization of mathematics and science, and technical assistance to science and technology agencies and bodies.