Rowena Cristina L. Guevara
Undersecretary for Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines
DR. ROWENA CRISTINA L. GUEVARA is the Undersecretary for Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), on special detail from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman where she is a Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Guevara holds a BS Electrical Engineering and MSEE degrees from UP Diliman and PhDEE from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her area of specialization is speech and audio signal processing, time-frequency analysis and synthesis. She served as the first woman Dean of the UP College of Engineering and has been the recipient of several awards in engineering and education, including the Metrobank Foundation Search for Outstanding Teachers of the Philippines. She was the proponent and first program leader of the Engineering R&D for Technology, a consortium for graduate engineering scholarship program of DOST since 2007.