Dominic Dayta is a short story writer and statistician born and raised in the Philippines. His first story, “An Amazona In Manila” won second prize in the World War II True Stories Contest hosted jointly by the Philippine Veterans Bank and Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2013. Since then, his works have appeared in venues in and out of his home country, among them Philippines Graphic, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Liwayway, TAYO Literary Magazine, The Brasilia Review, and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. He is currently the nonfiction editor for ALPAS, an e-journal for community-based crafts (literary, visual, or otherwise) by emerging artists from the Philippines
He received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Statistics from the School of Statistics, University of the Philippines, Diliman. Shortly after he completed his masters degree at the same institution with his thesis, “Semiparametric Latent Topic Modeling On Consumer Generated Corpora” under Dr. Erniel Barrios. Dominic is currently assistant professor for statistics at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. His statistical work focuses largely on statistical quality control, nonparametric statistics, and regression-based analysis with applications in quality control, bioinformatics, computational linguistics and natural language processing.
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