Joel T. De Castro, Ph. D.

Dean of College of Information and Communications Technology, West Visayas State University

Dr Joel T. De Castro holds a Professor 6 position at West Visayas State University in Iloilo City and has occupied various administrative posts. a known innovator and Researcher in the field of Distributed Systems and IT Security. He received his B.S. degree in Biology from Cebu Doctors University, in 1981, Master of Science in Computer Science” With High Distinction” from the Iloilo Science and Technology University in 2005. and Doctor of Industrial Technology “With High Distinction, Best Dissertation and Research excellent award” In Industrial Technology from Iloilo Science and Technology University - as Half Time Scholar in 2013. He is a recipient of various research awards due to his track record in publishing quality research papers such University Outstanding Researcher Award in 2005, PASUC6 Award in 2013, Winner ( Dissertation ) Graduate Research Congress May 2014 and International Research papers in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2008 and 2004. His research interest lies in the area of IT security and Protection, Distributed Systems, and Machine Intelligence and SMS Systems.

He is a member and officer of reputable Organizations like, Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators PSITE, Computing Society of the Philippines, Knights of Columbus as the Grand knight for College Chapter, International Association of Engineers and Korea Society of Internet and Information. Dr. Joel De Castro concurrently the Dean of the College of Information and Communications Technology, Project Leader of Green Technology Business Incubation of West Visayas State University a join project of DOST and CHED. Member of Regional Quality Assessment Team R6 (RQAT) Commission on Higher Education R6.