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Optimization and Approximation


  • To undertake quality research in the mathematical aspects and applications of approximation theory, optimization, and related areas.
  • To raise interest and appreciation in approximation and optimization and encourage Filipino university students to pursue related careers.
  • To foster local and international exchange of knowledge in approximation and optimization


  • To be the premier research group in approximation theory and mathematical optimization in the Philippines.
  • To be recognized internationally for teaching and research in approximation and optimization.
  • To be the leader in the promotion of approximation and optimization through establishment of linkages with industrial and academic centers at the national level

Areas of Research: Approximation theory. Convex optimization. Fourier analysis. Operations research. Sampling theory. Variational methods in optimization. Wavelet and time-frequency analysis.