Ann Franchesca B. Laguna

Field of Study / Research: PhD Computer Science and Engineering

Program: Fulbright - CHED Scholarship Program


Philippine Affiliation: De La Salle University Manila

U.S. Affiliation: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Academic Position: Assistant Professor, May 2014-Present, De La Salle University, College of Computer Studies

Area of Specialization:

Speech and Audio Processing; Natural Language Processing; Biomedical and Biological Signal Processing; Machine Learning

  • MS Electrical Engineering, 2014, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City (Enginering and Research and Development for Technology Scholar)
  • BS Computer Engineering, 2012, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City
  • Secondary, 2005, San Isidro National High School, Antipolo City, Salutatorian
  • Elementary, 2001, Jose Rizal University, Mandaluyong City
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering since 2015
  • Member, Computing Science of the Philippines since 2016
  • Member, UP Alumni Engineers since 2012
Conference and Journal Publications
  • Tan, D. S.; Leong, R. N.; Laguna, A.F.B.; Ngo, C. A.; Lao, A.; Amalin, D.; Alvindia, D.; “A Framework for Measuring Infection Level on Cacao Pods,” 2016 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP), Bali, Indonesia. May, 2016.
  • Laguna, A. F. B.; Adriano C.; Bihis, R.; Bringas, J.; Hong, C. “Fetal ECG Analysis Using Template Matching and Wavelet Decomposition,” 16th Philippine Computing Science Congress, Puerto Princes, Palawan, April 2016
  • Laguna, A.F.B.; Guevara, R.C.L., "Development, Implementation and Testing of Language Identification Systems for Seven Philippine Languages," Philippine Journal of Science, Volume 144 Number 1, June 2015 pp. 81-89.
  • Ang, F.; Guevara, R.C.L.; Miyanaga, Y.; Cajote, R.; Ilao, J.; Bayona, M.G.A.; Laguna, A.F., “Open Domain Continuous Filipino Speech Recognition: Challenges and Baseline Experiments”, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Transactions on Information and Systems, Volume. E97-D Number 9. pp. 2443-2452. September 2014.
  • Laguna, A.F.B.; Guevara, R.C.L., "Experiments on Automatic Language Identification for Philippine Languages using Acoustic Gaussian Mixture Models," TENSYMP 2014 - 2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, April 2014. [URL:
  • Laguna, A.F.B.; Guevara, R.C.L., "Real time karaoke grader using Modal Distribution for Android devices," TENCON 2012 - 2012 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Nov. 2012
  • Laguna, A.F.B.; Valdez, N.M.P.; Guevara, R.C.L., "MIDI implementation of a kulintang modal synthesizer using the VST2.4 standard," TENCON 2012 - 2012 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Nov. 2012.