March 1, 2023, marked a new chapter for the university, especially for the College of Engineering for launching its newly installed Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) made possible through the 5-million pesos worth of Institution Development Program (IDP) grant of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD).
The ISL aims to spearhead MSU-General Santos’ research activities to develop intelligent systems that incorporate human intelligence into applications handled by machines. In addition, the facility will provide an avenue to increase the university’s research outputs in S&T fields, continuously promote and improve the research activities of the College of Engineering, and encourage collaboration among faculty members and students of the university and other higher education institutions in the region.
DOST-PCIEERD, in its visit, reported that the research laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art research equipment, including simulation software, programmable logic controllers, 3D printers, and robotic systems.
The event was graced by DOST-PCIEERD’s Executive Director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Dr. Jaime A. Namocatcat, College of Engineering Dean Dr. Noel S. Gunay, ISL Project Leader Dr. Cristina A. Dadula, other university officials, staff, and guests from the DOST Central Office.