MSRC Office, MSU Main Campus, Marawi City, 9700 Philippines

Mahid M. Mangontarum

Director of Research

“The Ink of the Scholars is more precious than the blood of the martyrs.” –Prophet Muhammad (SAW)


Mahid Macalandong Mangontarum, born on October 26, 1992, is an accomplished academic and researcher. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (2008-2011) and Master of Science in Mathematics (2012-2016) at the Mindanao State University – Main Campus in Marawi City. Additionally, he completed the academic requirements (CAR) for a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematical Sciences at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro City. Presently, he serves as an Associate Professor V at the Mathematics Department of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Mindanao State University – Main Campus in Marawi City.

He is a recipient of the MEVLANA Exchange Faculty Program at the Kastamonu University, Turkiye in 2018.

His research endeavors focus on Enumerative Combinatorics, Quantum Calculus, and Applied Mathematics, particularly in Optimization and Multi-criteria Decision-Making (MCDM). Mahid has contributed significantly to the field, with numerous published research papers in reputable international journals. Notably, he introduced the Mangontarum q-Integral Transforms, a pair of formulas instrumental in solving quantum differential equations.

He is also a Regular Member of the National Research Council of the Philippines and the Mathematical Society of the Philippines.

Prior to assuming the role of Research Director at the Mamitua Saber Research Center, he held the position of Director of the Presidential Management Staff of the MSU System. His versatility and leadership skills are further demonstrated by his role as one of the Special Assistants at the Office of the President of the MSU System, where he successfully navigated administrative responsibilities.



  • Enumerative Combinatorics
  • Quantum Calculus
  • Applied Mathematics (Optimization, Multi-Criteria Decision Making)

Professional Organizations

  • Member, Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP)
  • Regular Member, Division II of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)

Research Publications

  • Bivariate Extension of the r-Dowling Polynomials and the Generalized Spivey's Formula. Indian J Pure Appl Math 54, 703–712 (2023).
  • On Noncentral Tanny-Dowling Polynomials and Generalizations of Some Formulas for Geometric Polynomials, Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 24, Article 21.2.4, 2021.
  • The Translated Whitney-Lah Numbers: Generalizations and q-Analogues, Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, Vol. 26 (2020), pp. 80 – 92.
  • An Alternative q-Analogue of the Rucinski-Voigt Numbers, Communications of the Korean Mathematical Society, Vol. 33 (2018), No. 4, pp. 1055 – 1073.
  • Spivey’s Bell Number Formula Revisited, Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 21, Article 18.1.1, 2018.
  • PUV Transportation Routes for the Cleared Areas of Marawi City in the Context of Graph Theory, ASEAN Journal of Science and Technology, 2018.
  • Some Theorems and Applications of the (q,r)-Whitney Numbers, Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 20, Article 17.2.5, 2017.
  • Some Generalizations of Spivey’s Bell Number Formula, Matimyas Matematika, Vol. 40 no.1 (2017), pp. 1 – 12.
  • The Noncentral Version of the Whitney Numbers: A Comprehensive Study, International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, vol. 2016, Article ID 6206207, 16 pages, 2016.
  • A Note on the Translated Whitney Numbers and their q-Analogues, Turkish Journal of Analysis and Number Theory, Vol. 4, no.3 (2016), pp. 74 – 81.
  • On Multiparameter q-Noncenteral Stirling and Bell Numbers, Ars Combinatoria, Vol. 118 (2015), pp. 201 – 220.
  • On p,q-Poisson Distributions and p,q-Factorial Moments, Utilitas Mathematica, Vol. 98 (2015), pp. 361 – 377.
  • On q-Boson Operators and q-Analogues of the r-Whitney and r-Dowling Numbers, Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 18, Article 15.9.8, 2015.
  • On Some Generalizations via Multinomial Coefficients, British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 7 no.1 (2015), pp. 1 – 13.
  • On the Translated Whitney Numbers and their Combinatorial Properties, British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 11 no. 5 (2015), pp. 1 – 15.
  • On a q-analogue of the Elzaki Transform called “Mangontarum q-Transform”, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, Vol. 2014, Article ID 825618, 9 pages, 2014.
  • On Euler and Heine Distributions and the Generalized q-factorial Moments, Southeast Asian Bulletin of Mathematics, Vol. 38 (2014), pp. 627 – 640.
  • The Translated Dowling Polynomials and Numbers, International Scholarly Research Notices, Vol. 2014, Article ID 678408, 8 pages, 2014.
  • The Generalized Factorial Moments in terms of a Poisson Random Variable, Journal of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, Vol. 2 no. 1 (2013), pp. 64 – 67.