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Curriculum vitae. January 2010

CHRISTOPHER PINEDA MONTEROLA, PhD PERSONAL INFORMATION

Associate Professor 3 National Institute of Physics, College of Science University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Date of Birth/Place: 08 April 1976 / San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines Communication Links Voice: +63 (2) 981 8500 loc 3712(O) Fax : +63 (2) 928 0296 (O) E-mail: [email protected] Homepage: http://www.nip.upd.edu.ph/ipl/~chris Academic Rank:

EDUCATION

Adviser: Dr. Caesar Saloma 1992 ­ 1997 University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, The Philippines B.S. Applied Physics (Magna Cum Laude) Thesis : Characterizing the dynamics of constrained physical systems with unsupervised neural network 1997 ­ 1999 University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, The Philippines M.S. Physics, Most Outstanding Masteral Student (College of Science) Thesis : Solving the nonlinear Schroedinger equation with unsupervised neural network 1999 ­ 2002 University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, The Philippines Ph.D. Physics, Most Outstanding PhD Student (College of Science) Dissertation: Neural Networks: new insights and applications 2003 ­ 2005 Postdoctoral Fellowship at Max Planck Institute for the Physics of the Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany Host Scientists/Professors: Dr. Martin Zapotocky and Prof. Dr. Frank Juelicher

SUMMARY

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International Refereed (ISI) Articles Published (total = 29, h index =6, total citations =85) ...2 Book Chapters (total = 2) ......................................................................3 International Conference Proceedings (total = 6) ................................................. 3 National Refereed Journal (total = 8) ........................................................... 3 National Refereed Proceedings (total = 77) ..................................................... 3 Students Graduated as Research Supervisor (total = 18: 1 PhD, 8 MS, 9 BS) ............... 7 List of Ongoing Thesis Advisees (total = 13: 8 PhD, 5 BS) ....................................7

Other Information University Teaching Experience ................................................................ 8 Honors/ Awards/ Scholarships ................................................................ 8 Activities Related to the Promotion of Science ..................................................... 9

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LIST OF RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Authorship of an original scientific publication in refereed journals

International Refereed (ISI) Articles published (total = 29, h index =6, total citations =85)

1) I. Crisologo, R. Batac, A. Longjas, E. Legara, C. Monterola*, "Visual and auditory cues significantly reduce human's intrinsic biases when tasked to generate a random number sequence," (to be published May 2010). 2) E. Legara, C. Abundo, C. Monterola, Ranking of predictor variables based on effect size criterion provides an accurate means of automatically classifying opinion column articles, Physica A (to be published Apr 2010). 3) C. Monterola, I. Crisologo, J. Tugaff, R. Batac and A. Longjas, "Surface morphology of chalkboard tips captures the uniqueness of the user's hand strokes," International J. of Mod. Phys. C (to be published Apr 2010). 4) E. Legara, C. Monterola, C. David, and J. Atun, "News framing of population and family planning issues via syntactic network analysis," International J. of Mod. Phys. C (date accepted: 11 Oct 2009, to be published January 2010). 5) M. Arciaga, M. Pastor, R. Batac, J. Bantang and C. Monterola, "Experimental observation and empirical model of enhanced heap stability resulting from mixing of granular materials," Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, P07040 pp. 1-16 (2009). 6) C. Monterola, C. Abundo, J. Tugaff, L.E. Venturina, "Prediction of potential hit song and musical genre using artificial neural networks, " International Journal of Modern Physics C 11, 1697-1718 (2009). 7) A. Longjas, C. Monterola, C. Saloma, "Force analysis of jamming with disks of different sizes in a twodimensional hopper," Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment P05006, 1 ­ 14 (2009). doi:10.1088/1742-5468/2009/05/P05006 8) G. Esleta and C. Monterola, "Effect of memory and reinforcement on the propagation and morphology of fracture in a two-dimensional mass-spring system," International Journal of Modern Physics C 20, 1- 14 (2009). 9) R. Batac, M. Pastor, M. Arciaga, J. Bantang and C. Monterola, "Kinks, logarithmic tails, and super stability in bi-disperse granular media, " Physica A 388, 3072 - 3082 (2009). 10) C. Monterola, R.M. Roxas, & S.L. Carreon-Monterola, "Characterizing the Effect of Seating Arrangement on Classroom Learning Using Neural Networks," Complexity Journal 14, 26 -33 (2009). 11) J.F. Valenzuela and C. Monterola, "Convective flow-induced short timescale segregation in a dilute bidisperse particle suspension," International Journal of Modern Physics C, 19, 12 (2008). 12) D.E. Juanico, A. Longjas, R. Batac and C. Monterola, "Avalanche Statistics of Granular Driven slides in a miniature mound," Geophysical Research Letters, 35 (2008) L19403. doi:10.1029/2008GL035567 13) E.F. Legara, C. Monterola, D.E. Juanico, M. Litong-Palima and C. Saloma, "Earning Potential in Multilevel Marketing Enterprises," Physica A, 387, 4889-4895 (2008). 14) GA Esleta and C. Monterola, "Structural reinforcement in a spring-block model of stress-induced fracture propagation," Computer Physics Communications, 178, 635 (2008). 15) D.E. Juanico & C. Monterola, Background activity drives criticality of neuronal avalanches, Journal of Physics A, 40, 9297-9309 (2007). 16) D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Dissipative self-organized branching in a dynamic population", Phys. Rev. E - Rap. Comm. 75, 045105 (2007). 17) D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Self-organised critical branching in systems that violate conservation laws", New Journal of Physics 9, 92 (2007). 18) D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Cluster formation by allelomimesis in real-world complex adaptive systems," Phys. Rev. E 71, 041905 (2005). 19) C. Monterola and M. Zapotocky, "Noise-Enhanced categorization in a recurrently reconnected neural network," Phys. Rev. E 71, 036134 (2005). 20) M. Quito, C. Monterola, and C. Saloma, "Memory and a priori best strategy in complex adaptive systems," Complexity 9, 41 (2004). 21) C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Solving the nonlinear Schrodinger equation : Estimation of error in solution," Opt. Comm. 222, 331 (2003). 22) D. E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Allelomimesis as a generic clustering mechanism for interacting agents," Physica A 320, 590 (2003). 23) C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Noise-driven manifestation of learning in mature neural networks", Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 188102 (2002). Page 2 of 9

24) C. Monterola, et al, "Feasibility of a neural network as classifier of undecided respondents in a public opinion survey", Intl. J. of Pub. Opin. Res. 14, 22 (2002). 25) J. Bantang, M. Lim, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Gravity-assisted segregation of granular materials of equal mass and size", Phys. Rev. E 66, 041306 (2002). 26) C. Monterola, M Lim, J. Garcia and C. Saloma, "Accurate forecasting of undecided population in a public opinion poll", J. of Forecasting 21, 435 (2002). 27) C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Solving the nonlinear Schrödinger equation with an unsupervised neural network", Opt. Express 9, 72 (2001). 28) M. Quito Jr., C. Monterola and C. Saloma, " Solving N- Body problems with neural networks," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4741 (2001). 29) C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Characterizing the dynamics of constrained physical systems with neural network," Phys. Rev. E ­ Rap. Comm. 57, 1247 (1998).

Book chapters (total = 1)

1) C. Monterola, C. Saloma, and M. Zapotocky, "Beneficial Role of Noise in Artificial Neural Networks", Stochastic and Quantum Dynamics of Biomolecular Systems, Eds. C. Bernido/ M. V. Bernido, American Institute of Physics, 2008 AIP, ISSN 0094-243x.

International Conference Proceedings (total = 5)

1) S.L. Monterola, R.M. Roxas, C. Monterola, "Increasing Physics Learning through Optimal Seating Arrangement, Group Composition and Competition", 11th International Conference on Education (A.T.IN.E.R.) (May 2009, Athens, Greece). 2) C. Monterola, D.E. Juanico and C. Saloma " Noise in neural systems: theory and experiments", Stochastic and Quantum Processes in Biological Systems (Jagna, Bohol, Philippines), also appearing in the Proceedings of the American Institute of Physics (2007). 3) C. Monterola and M. Zapotocky "The beneficial role of noise and recurrence in Neural Networks", Proc. of the European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (July 2005, Dresden, Germany). 4) C. Monterola and M. Zapotocky "Noise-Enhanced categorization in a recurrently reconnected neural network", Proc. of the 5th Intl Conf. on Biological Physics (August 2004, Gothenburg, Sweden). 5) C. Monterola, M. Lim, J. Garcia and C. Saloma, "Accurate Forecasting of the Undecided Population in a Public Opinion Poll using Neural Networks", Proc. of the Intl Symp. of Forecasting (June 2001, Pine Mountain, Atlanta, Georgia).

National Refereed Journal (total = 8)

1) I. Crisologo, A. Longjas, E. Legara, C. Monterola, A procedure for generating a random number sequence using at least seven individuals, PISIKA Vol. 2, pp. 21 -23. 2) E.F. Legara, D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola, C. Saloma, Growth and robustness of multilevel marketing company, PISIKA Vol. 1 (4), pp. 21 -23. 3) M. Arciaga, M. Pastor, R. Batac, J. Bantang, and C. Monterola, Critical angle of a dry binary mixture of granular materials, PISIKA Vol. 1 (2), pp. 33 -35. 4) R. M. Roxas, C. Monterola, S. Carreon-Monterola, Effect of aptitude heterogeneity on interactive classroom learning, PISIKA Vol. 1 (1), pp. 36 - 38. 5) D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, Onset of small-world behavior in topologically evolving networks, Science Diliman, Vol. 15(1), pp. 37-40 (2003). 6) D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, Learning Capability of a Simple Neural Network, Science Diliman, Vol. 13(2), (2001). 7) C. Monterola, M. Lim, J. Garcia, C. Saloma, Forecast of the Dynamics of the Undecided Population in a Public Opinion Poll by a Neural Network, Science Diliman Vol. 13 (2) (2001). 8) C. Saloma and C. Monterola, Accuracy of a Neural Network Differential Equation Solver, Science Diliman Vol. 13 (2) (2001).

National Refereed Proceedings (total = 77)

1) 2)

R. Batac, A. Paguirigan, C. Monterola, Time evolution of a landslide system with time-varying drying rates, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). I. Crisologo, C. Monterola, M. Soriano, Statistical feature based craquelure classification Proceedings of Page 3 of 9

the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). R. Batac, A. Longjas, C. Monterola, Interevent statistics of multiple sandpile cascades, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). 4) E. Legara, C. Abundo, C. Monterola, Opinion column articles author attribution: an effect size criterion approach, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). 5) C. Abundo, C. Monterola, E.Legara, Pressure Loading Leading to Failure of Edges in a Grid Network, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). 6) I. Crisologo, R. Batac, A. Longjas, E. Legara, C. Monterola, Waiting time distributions reveal natural "period" of humans in random number generation tasks, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). 7) A. Paguiringan, R. Batac, C. Monterola, Effects of water on the stability of the sandpile model: Interplay between stabilization and saturation, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). 8) A. Abundo, C. Monterola, Automatic Musical Genre Classification of OPM Songs, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). 9) A. Presbitero, E. Legara, C. Monterola, Global community structure allows emergence of cooperation in spatial prisoner's dilemma, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). 10) M. Pastor, C. Monterola, An Experimental Study on the Stability of Interacting piles formed from Grains with Different Sizes, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). 11) J.F. Valenzuela, C. Monterola, Deviations in Fluid Convection Arising From Particle - Fluid Interaction, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009). 12) R. Batac, C. Monterola, M. Pastor , Kinks and logarithmic tails as stability markers in binary granular piles, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 13) R. Batac, A. Longjas, G.A. Esleta, C. Monterola, Cascading dynamics recovers actual landslide scaling, , Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 14) E.F. Legara, C. Monterola, J. Tugaff, Targeted versus random schemes in family planning information spreading, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 15) E.F. Legara, I. Crisologo, A. Longjas, C. Monterola, Dual scaling law in human area perception of concentric circles, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 16) J.F. Valenzuela, C. Monterola, Segregation and Aggregation in a Thermally ­ Driven Bidisperse Suspension, , Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 17) G.A. Esleta, C. Monterola, Effect of memory on the lifetime of elastic materials, , Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 18) R.M. Roxas, C. Monterola, S. Monterola, Student performance in a competition-driven, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 19) A. Longjas, I. Crisologo, C. Monterola, E.F. Legara, A procedure for generating a random number sequence using at least seven individuals, , Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 20) E.F. Legara, C. Monterola, C. David, J. Atun, News Framing of Population and Family Planning Issues via Semantic Network Analysis, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 21) A. Longjas, R. Batac, D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola, Observation of Self Organized Criticality in a miniature granular mound, , Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 22) M. Pastor, C. Monterola, Dependence of heap stability on the nature of the experimental parameters, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 23) J. Tugaff, I. Crisologo, A. Longjas, C. Monterola, R. Batac, Chalk Print? Feasibility of predicting the lecturer based on his/her chalk leftovers, , Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 24) E.F. Legara, J. Tugaff, C. Monterola, L.A. Presbitero, Random and Targeted Course Deletions in a Curriculum Network, , Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 25) M.T. Pulido, M. Palima, C. Monterola, M. Lim, C. Saloma, Local Majority Acceptance Model of Gossip Dynamics, , Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 26) A. Longjas, R. Batac, C. Monterola, R.M. Roxas, Emergence of static herding in the absence of an escape route for wandering ants, , Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008). 27) R. M. Roxas, C. Monterola, S. Carreon-Monterola, Effect of aptitude heterogeneity on interactive classroom learning, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007). 28) L.E. Venturina, J. Tugaff, C. Monterola, What makes a platinum record? Analysis of successful OPM songs, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007). 29) A. Longjas, R. Batac, D.E. Juanico and C. Monterola, Experimental verification of a Dissipative Self-Organized Sandpile, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007). 30) G.A. Esleta, C. Monterola, Structural reinforcement in a spring-block model of stress-induced fracture propagation, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007). 31) J. F. Valenzuela, C. Monterola, Granular mixing of bidisperse granular matter under different temperature baths, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007). 3) Page 4 of 9

32) E.F. Legara, D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola, C. Saloma Growth and robustness of multilevel marketing company, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007). 33) R. Batac, M. Pastor, M. Arciaga, J. Bantang, and C. Monterola, Kinks, logarithmic tails, and vertical slopes in quasi-static binary granular mixtures, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007). 34) M. Arciaga, M. Pastor, R. Batac, J. Bantang, and C. Monterola, Continuum model for the critical angle of dry bi-disperse granular materials, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007). 35) J. Tugaff, E. Legara, C. Monterola, C. David, Feasibility of a Cellular Phone-based Survey, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007). 36) C. Monterola, S.C. Monterola, R. Roxas, Characterizing the Propagation of Information in a Classroom Using Neural Networks, Proceedings of the 24th National Physics Congress (2006). 37) D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola, Criticality of a nonconservative self-organized branching process in a stochastically dynamic population, Proceedings of the 24th National Physics Congress (2006). 38) M. Pulido, C. Monterola, M.L. Palima, C. Saloma, Information Propagation within Complex Networks, 2006. 39) J. Cabatbat, G. Tapang, C. Monterola, D. Mancenido, Robustness of Meaning and Readability in Written Syntactic Networks, Proceedings of the 24th National Physics Congress (2006). 40) E. Legara, C. Monterola, M. Palima, C. Saloma, Preferential Attachment Model of Multilevel Marketing, Proceedings of the 24th National Physics Congress (2006). 41) G. Esleta, C. Monterola, G. Tapang, Dynamical Model of Tearing for Woven Fabrics, Proceedings of the 24th National Physics Congress (2006). 42) A. Longjas, C. Monterola, M.L. Palima, J. Bantang, , Jamming of Mixed and Homogenous Hard Spheres in a Two -Dimensional Hopper, Proceedings of the 24th National Physics Congress (2006). 43) G. Esleta, C. Monterola, G. Tapang, Tear Propagation Model of Woven Fabrics, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science (2006). 44) A. Longjas, C. Monterola, M.L. Palima, C. Saloma, Jamming of Mixed and Homogenous Hard Spheres in a two-Dimensional Hopper, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science (2006). 45) D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola, C. Saloma, Criticality of a dissipative self-organized branching process in a dynamic population, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science (2006). 46) E. Legara, C. Monterola, M. Palima, C. Saloma, Dynamical Model and Strategies for Network Marketing, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science (2006). 47) M. Pulido, C. Monterola, M.L. Palima, C. Saloma, Rumor Propagation within Static and Dynamic Networks, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science (2006). 48) C. Monterola, C. Saloma, Solving Differential Equations Using Neural Networks: Theories and Applications, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science (2006). 49) M.G. Bato, D.E. Juanico, C.P. Monterola, "Scaling of Wealth Distribution in a winner-take-all Economic Game" , Proceedings of the 24th National Physics Congress. (2006). 50) C. Monterola and M. Zapotocky, "Interplay of Noise and Recurrence Enhances Spatial Categorization in Neural Networks," Proceedings of the 23th National Physics Congress (2005). 51) M. Pulido, C. Monterola, & C. Saloma, "Investigation of Fundamental Cycles of Economic Activity and Rebate Time in a Closed Winner-Take-All System," Proceedings of the 21st National Physics Congress, 277 - 280 (2003). 52) J. Soriano, J. Bantang, M. Lim, C. Monterola, M. Palima , & C. Saloma, "Effects of Express Lanes in the Dynamics of Supermarket Teller Service," Proceedings of the 21st National Physics Congress, 438 - 441 (2003). 53) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Dynamics of Wealth Redistribution ", Proceedings of the 20th National Physics Congress (2002). 54) M. T. Pulido, C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Wealth Distribution for Different Cooperation Strategies", Proceedings of the 20th National Physics Congress (2002). 55) T. Travers, C. Monterola, C. Palmes-Saloma, & C. Saloma, "Prediction of Protein Secondary Structure Using Two-Layered Neural Networks", Proceedings of the 20th National Physics Congress (2002). 56) M. Quito Jr., C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Microscopic Dynamics in Non-Competitive Complex Adaptive Systems", Proceedings of the 20th National Physics Congress (2002). 57) D. Juanico, C. Monterola, & C. Saloma, "Allelomimesis: Power-laws in social cluster formation" , Proceedings of the 20th National Physics Congress (2002). 58) M. Marfil, P. Castro, J. Bantang, M. Lim, C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Delay Strategies in a Competitive Transportation System", Proceedings of the 20th National Physics Congress (2002). 59) P. Castro, J. Bantang, M. Lim, C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "New Statistical Model for Foreign Exchange Dynamics", Proceedings of the 20th National Physics Congress (2002). 60) P. Castro, M. Lim, C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Cost of Dealing in a Foreign Exchange Market", Proceedings of the 20th National Physics Congress (2002). 61) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Noise Aided Signal Detection in Neural Networks", Proceedings of the 19h National Physics Congress (2001).

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62) J. Bantang, M. Lim, C. Monterola, & C.A. Saloma, "A numerical Approach in the Dynamical Segregation of Granular Material through a pipe", Proceedings of the 19h National Physics Congress (2001). 63) M. Quito Jr., C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Walking Ant in the Rain" Model: Microscopic Complexity in a General Decision-Based System", Proceedings of the 19th National Physics Congress (2001). 64) D. Juanico, C. Monterola, & C. Saloma , "Onset of Small­World Behavior in Topologically Evolving Networks", Proceedings of the 19th National Physics Congress (2001). 65) P.A. Castro, J. Bantang, M. Lim, C. Monterola, J. Garcia, & C. Saloma , "Investigation of the Characteristics of Foreign Exchange", Proceedings of the 19th National Physics Congress (2001). 66) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Accuracy of a Neural Network Differential Equation Solver", Proceedings of the 18th National Physics Congress (2000). 67) C. Monterola, M. Lim, J. Garcia & C. Saloma, "Forecasting the Dynamics of the Undecided Population in a Public Opinion Poll: A Neural Networks` Approach", Proceedings of the 18th National Physics Congress (2001). 68) M. Quito, C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Solving the N-body Gravitational Problem by Neural Networks", Proceedings of the 18h National Physics Congress (2000). 69) D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Learning Capability of a Bifurcated Neural Network", Proceedings of the 18th National Physics Congress (2000). 70) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "How Accurate can a Neural Networks solve Differential Equations?", Proceedings of the Annual meeting and Symposium of the Philippine-American Association of Science and Engineering (PAASE), (2000). 71) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Can You Always Win in a Billiard Game?", Proceedings of the 17th National Physics Congress (1999). 72) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, " Solving Nonlinear Differential Equations Using Neural Networks", Proceedings of MODEL 1999 (1999). 73) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Solving Complex Differential Equations using Unsupervised Neural Network," Proceedings of the 16th National Physics Congress (1998). 74) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Solving the Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation by Neural Networks," Proceedings of the 15th National Physics Congress (1997). 75) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, " Characterizing the Dynamics of Complex Interacting Systems with Unsupervised Neural Network," Proceedings of the 1997 National Symposium on the Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science (1997). 76) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Modeling Complex Systems with Unsupervised Lagrangian Neural Networks," Proceedings of the 14th National Physics Congress (1996). 77) C. Monterola & C. Saloma, "Learning and Generalization in Neural Networks with Diffusion -Limited Architectures," Proceedings of the 13th National Physics Congress. (1995).

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ACTIVITIES RELATED TO MENTORING

List of Students Graduated as Research Supervisor/Co-Adviser (total = 18: 1 PhD, 8 MS, 9 BS)

1) Dranreb Earl Juanico (PhD Physics, 2007, Most Outstanding PhD in College of Science, UP Diliman). Self-Organizing Mechanisms of Complex Adaptive Systems under Critical Conditions. 2) George Esleta (MS Physics, April 2008, Most Outstanding MS in College of Science, UP Diliman). Effect of memory and reinforcement on the propagation and morphology of fracture in a two-dimensional elastic sheet. 3) Jesus Felix Valenzuela (MS Physics, Oct. 2008). Segregation and Aggregation in Convecting Bidisperse Particle Suspension. 4) Erika Legara (MS Physics, 2008). Dynamics of Networks and its social aspects. 5) Anthony Longjas (MS Physics, 2008).Dynamics of Granular Flow. 6) Rene Batac (MS Physics, 2008). Cellular automata models of natural complex systems. 7) Marianne Ranzievelle Roxas (MS Physics, 2007). Network Analysis: Characterizing Classroom Dynamics and Syntactic Structure. 8) Ma. Teresa Pulido (MS Physics, 2006, Oblation). Rumor Propagation within Static and Dynamic Networks. 9) Marissa Pastor (MS Physics, 2008). Stability of granular materials in the presence of interstitial matrix. 10) Jerick Tugaff (BS Physics, 2008) Linear and Nonlinear Approaches in Treatment of Real World Data. 11) Lorcel Ericka Venturina (BS Physics, 2008) Prediction of OPM songs hitness using neural networks. 12) Grace Bato (BS Physics, 2008) Scaling laws and consumption dynamics in complex adaptive systems. 13) Josephine Cabatbat (BS Physics, 2008) Readability and comprehensibility of written text using language co-occurence network. 14) George Esleta (BS Applied Physics, 2007, Magna Cum Laude, Oblation, Deans Medallion Applied Physics ). Dynamics of Threaded Systems. 15) Erika Legara (BS Physics, 2006, Cum Laude). Dynamical Model and Strategies for Network Marketing. 16) Anthony Longjas (BS Applied Physics, 2006, Cum Laude). Jamming of Mixed and Homogenous Hard Spheres in a Two-Dimensional Hopper. 17) Dranreb Earl Juanico (Best Thesis in BS Physics, 2002; Magna Cum Laude, Deans Medallion Applied Physics). Allelomimesis as a Generic Mechanism in Self-Organizing Systems. 18) Timothy Travers (Best Thesis in BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 2002; Magna Cum Laude, Oblation). Prediction of Secondary Protein Structure Using Neural Networks.

List of Ongoing Thesis Advisee(total = 13: 8 PhD, 7 BS)

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

Ma. Teresa Pulido (PhD 3). Marko Arciaga (PhD 3). Marianne Ranzievelle Roxas (PhD 3). Erika Legara (PhD 2). Anthony Longjas (PhD 2). Rene Batac (PhD 2). Marissa Pastor (PhD 2). Jesus Felix Valenzuela (PhD 1). Louella Alva Presbitero (BS 5, cum laude standing). Irene Crisologo (BS 5, cum laude standing).

11) 12) 13) 14) 15)

Bryan James Aggangan (BS 4, magna cum laude standing). Antonino Paguiringan Jr (BS 4, magna cum laude standing) Cheryl Abundo (BS 4, near summa cum laude standing). Jen-jen Manuel (BS 3, cum laude standing). James Christopher Pang (BS 3, magna cum laude standing).

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OTHER INFORMATION

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE 1997 ­ 1999 /1999-2002: Instructor 2/ Instructor 7 2002 ­ 2005 : Assistant Professor 3 Present: Associate Professor 3 Subjects handled at UP Diliman: · Theoretical Mechanics (undergraduate [121, 122] , graduate [221] and advanced graduate level [212]); · General Physics (mechanics [71, 101, 71.1], electromagnetism[72, 72.1, 102], modern physics [73, 73.1], Physics and Astronomy for Pedestrians [10]); · Advanced methods in Experimental Physics (Physics 191 & 192); · Advanced methods in Computational Physics (Physics 212 & Physics 215) · Mathematical methods in Contemporary Physics (Physics 313) HONORS/ AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS

Conferred the Scientist 1 rank by the University of the Philippines system National Research Council of the Philippines (NCRP) achievement award for Physics 2008 UP Centennial Professorial Chair awardee (Jan-Dec 2008, Jan-Dec 2009) NRCP Scientific Poster Exhibition (all disciplines, overall 1st place/ 2nd place, 3rd place) Most Outstanding PhD student / Dean`s Medallion / Batch Valedictorian Edgardo Gomez Award for research Gawad Chanselor : Most Outstanding Graduate Student (Science & Technology Cluster) Gawad Chanselor: Best Published Research 2002 & 2003 Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation in Advanced S&T (2nd Place) Most Outstanding Masteral Graduate student ­Dean`s Medallion, Batch Valedictorian U.P. Circle - Brunei Scholarship for Science and Technology Magna Cum Laude, BS Applied Physics 17 Outstanding Seniors of the UP System Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society Award for Excellence in Science by the Department of Science and Technology Best Undergraduate Thesis for Applied Physics Dean's Medallion in Applied Physics DOST- SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Valedictorian, Laguna College Gerry Roxas Leadership Award Mercury Drug Award for Excellence in Math and Science Gold Eagle Student of the Year Award Champion (Team and Individual), Regional Physics Quiz UPLB-PHYSIKA Champion, Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (Region 4) 2009 - 2011 2008 2008 & 2009 2007/2008 2002 2002 2002 2002 2003 1999 1997 ­ 1999 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1992 ­ 1997 1992 1992 1992 1992 1991 1990

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ACTIVITIES RELATED TO PROMOTION OF SCIENCE

National Workshops/Training Main resource person

Training for outstanding performance in Education(Physics-HS) batch I (TOP-ED) by UNIDEV and GURO (April 29 -May 9, 2008); batch II (TOP-ED) by UNIDEV and GURO (May 19 -22, 26-29, 2008); in Education Gen. Science-HS) batch II (TOP-ED) by UNIDEV and GURO (May 19 -22, 26-29, 2008) Dep-Ed Integrated Scholastic Program (DISP) for teaching effectiveness in Physics and Chemistry teaching April -May 2008 Lecturers Learning as One Nation (DVD shoots) April 2008, Coordinator, Dr. Marivic and Christopher Bernido Special Topics: The Physics of Smelling / Ang Cute na Mundo ng Complexity Science, 23rd and 24th National Physics Congress (2006 & 2007). Plenary speaker: SPP 2005 ("Dynamics of Olfactory system") and SPP 2008 ("Statistical Properties of Granular Driven Mound"). Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) Teacher`s Training Program ( Guiguinto Bulacan, Philippines 2001) National Children's Science Interactive Workshop, (23-27 October 2000, Blu Bianco Suites, Airforce City Clark Special Economic Zone). Teacher's Training Program, UP Pahinungod, (Summer 1999, Kidapawan, South Cotabato). Teacher's Training Lectures in Mechanics, 17th National Physics Congress (Oct. 1999, Ateneo De Manila, Quezon City) Teacher's Training Lectures in Optics, 18th National Physics Congress (Oct. 2000, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan).

Affiliations

Vice Chairman, Bidding Committee (UP Diliman System, 2006) Program Coordinator, Instrumentation Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Physics (2002, 2008 present) Member, International Institute of Forecasters (2002-03) Adviser, UP Danaw ng mga Kinabukasan ng Laguna [UP DAKILA] (1999 ­ 2003) Co-Adviser, UP Physics Association [UPPA] (2001 ­ present) Member, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, U.P. Chapter (1997) Member, Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas [SPP] (1996 ­ present)

Membership in Editorial Board Article Referee

Physica A of Elsevier Science (2004), Physical Review E of the American Physical Society (2005, 2007) Quantitative Finance (2008, 2009), International Journal of Multiphase Flow (2009), 1996 ­ 2008 National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP)/Associate Editor 1998 - 2002 Science Diliman 2001, 2009 Philippine Journal of Science,

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Current Research focus: Landslide and Granular dynamics, Social Networks, Physics education, Biological Networks, Public Opinion research, Neural Networks Research Expertise: Modeling Complex Systems, Computational Physics, Social Networks, Neural Networks, Biological Physics, Forecasting

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