Expertise

  • Complex systems research: Urban Complexity, Computational and Statistical Physics, Agent-Based Modeling and Simulations, Predictive Analytics, and Complex Network analysis, Data science and visualization, Research problem scopingl, Research and project supervision, Workshop organization

Research Interests

  • Complex Systems Modeling and Optimization, Data Science, Computational Social Science, Urban Complexity Research, Econophysics
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Erika Fille T. Legara, PhD

Associate Professor
Aboitiz Chair in Data Science
Academic Program Director, Master of Science in Data Science
Deputy Managing Director, ACCeSs@AIM

Academic Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of the Philippines
  • Master of Science in Physics, University of the Philippines
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of the Philippines

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Scientist III
    Institute of High Performance Computing 
    Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), A*STAR
  • Scientist II 
    Institute of High Performance Computing, SERC, A*STAR
  • Scientist I
    Institute of High Performance Computing, SERC, A*STAR
  • Research Fellow 
    Singapore Immunology Network, BMSI, A*STAR
  • Assistant Professor 
    National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • College Instructor
    National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

  • 2016 UN Big IDEAS Competition for sustainable cities and urban
    development organized by the UN (Country Prize, team)
  • 2013 IEEE SCALE Challenge. First Prize Winner (team)
  • Edgardo Gomez Awardee for Excellence in Dissertation Research, U.P Diliman (UPD) College of Science
  • Most Outstanding PhD Graduate, UPD College of Science
  • PhD Physics Most Outstanding Student, National Institute of Physics
  • Delegate to the 3rd HOPE Meeting in Tokyo, Japan for the Promotion of Science in Asia
  • Santa Fe Institute - Complex Systems Summer School Scholar
  • 2nd Runner-Up, Scientific Poster Exhibition, 76th Annual Meeting of the National Research Council of the Philippines
  • 1st Runner-Up, Scientific Poster Exhibition, 75th Annual Meeting of the National Research Council of the Philippines
  • DOST PCASTRD Scholarship 
    Cum Laude, B.S. in Physics

Publications

  • Yang, B., Ren, S., Legara, E., Li, Z., Ong, E. Y., Lin, L., & Monterola, C. (2020). Phase Transition in Taxi Dynamics and Impact of Ridesharing. Transportation Science. doi:https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/trsc.2019.091
  • Huynh, H. N., Makarov, E., Legara, E. F., Monterola, C., & Chew, L. Y. (2018). Characterisation and comparison of spatial patterns in urban systems: A case study of U.S. cities. Journal of Computational Science, 24, 34-43. doi:10.1016/j.jocs.2017.12.001
  • David, C. C., Monterola, S. L., Paguirigan, A., Legara, E. F., Tarun, A. B., Batac, R. C., & Osorio, J. P. (2018). School hazard vulnerability and student learning. International Journal of Educational Research, 92, 20-29. doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2018.07.005 
  • Legara, E. F., & Monterola, C. P. (2017). Inferring passenger types from commuter eigentravel matrices. Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, 6(3), 230-250. doi:10.1080/21680566.2017.1291377
  • Hu, N., Legara, E. F., Lee, K. K., Hung, G. G., & Monterola, C. (2016). Impacts of land use and amenities on public transport use, urban planning and design. Land Use Policy, 57, 356-367. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.06.004

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