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Dr. Erika Fille Tupas Legara

Dr. Erika Fille Tupas Legara


Research Interests:

  • Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Agent-Based Modelling
  • Computational Social Science
  • Urban Complexity
  • Complex Systems Science
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Econophysics
  • Framing Analysis in Media Research
  • Classification/Statistical Methods

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., Physics, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines, 2011
  • Complex Systems Summer School, Sante Fe Institute, NM, USA, June 2010
  • M.S., Physics, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines, 2008
  • B.S., Physics, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines, 2006

Published Journals/ Articles:

Journals

    • C Abundo, C Monterola, EF Legara, Criticality of forcing directions on the fragmentation and resilience of grid networks, Nature Scientific Reports 4, No. 6195, 2014.
    • JF Valenzuela, C Monterola, EF Legara, X Fu, and SM Goh, "On Centripetal Flows of Entities in Scale--Free Networks with Nodes of Finite Capability," Complexity. doi: 10.1002/cplx.21564
    • C David, EF Legara, JM Atun, C Monterola, "News Frames of the Population Issue in the Philippines," International Journal of Communication 8, pp. 1247-1267 (2014).
    • NB Othman, EF Legara, V Selvam, and C Monterola, "Simulating Congestion Dynamics of Train Rapid Transit using Smart Card Data," Procedia Computer Science, 2014.
    • JF Valenzuela, EF Legara, X Fu, RSM Goh, R de Souza, and C Monterola, "A network perspective on the calamity–induced inaccessibility of communities and the robustness of centralized, landbound relief efforts," International Journal of Modern Physics C 25, 1450047 (2014).
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, KK Lee, GG Hung, "Critical capacity, travel time delays and travel time distribution of rapid mass transit systems," Physica A 406, pp. 100-106 (2014).
    • EF Legara, C. Monterola, and C. David, "Complex Network Tools in Building Expert Systems that Perform Framing Analysis," Expert Systems with Applications 40, Issue 11, pp. 4600–4608 (2013).
    • C David, JM Atun, EF Legara, and C Monterola, "Finding Frames: Comparing Two Methods of Frame Analysis," Communication Methods and Measures 5, Issue 4, pp. 329-351, 2011.
    • A Longjas, EF Legara, and C Monterola, "Power law mapping in human area perception", Int J of Mod Phys C 22 (5), pp. 495-503, 2011.
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, C and Abundo, "Ranking of predictor variables based on effect size criterion provides an accurate means of automatically classifying opinion column articles", Physica A 390 (1), pp 110-119, 2011.
    • I Crisologo, R Batac, A Longjas, EF Legara, and C Monterola, "A procedure for generating a random number sequence using seven individuals", Intl J of Mod Phys C 21 (5), pp. 567-581, 2010.
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, C David, and JM Atun, "News Framing of Population and Family Planning Issues via Syntactic Network Analysis", Intl J of Mod Phys C 21, Issue: 1, pp. 51-65. 2010.
    • EF Legara, A Longjas, R Batac, "Competition in a social structure," Intl J of Mod Phys C 20 (1), pp 1-7, 2009.
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, DE Juanico, M Litong-Palima, C. Saloma, "Earning potential in multilevel marketing enterprises," Physica A 387, pp 4889-4895, 2008.

Conferences

    • EF Legara, N Othman, GG Hung and C Monterola, “Absence of a dominant transit route drives asymmetry in the route paths of commuter," 2014 European Conference on Complex Systems, IMT Lucca, Italy, 22-26 September 2014.
    • C Abundo, EF Legara, LY Chew, C Monterola, “Urban Land Use as a Means of Modelling Travel Demand in Transport Networks" 2014 European Conference on Complex Systems, IMT Lucca, Italy, 22-26 September 2014.
    • N Othman, EF Legara, GG Hung, C Monterola, “Efficacy of using travel distance in inferring the regions of influence in multi-modal transfer patterns" 2014 European Conference on Complex Systems, IMT Lucca, Italy, 22-26 September 2014.
    • S Lu, X Li, L Wang, H Kasim, H Palit, T Hung, EF Legara, G Lee, “A Dynamic Hybrid Resource Provisioning Approach for Running Large-scale Computational Applications on Cloud Spot and On-demand Instances", 2nd IEEE international workshop of scalable computing for big data analytics (SC-BDA), in conjunction with the 19th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Dec 15, 2013.
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, T Hung and G Lee, "Cascade of travel duration delays in a rapid transport system," 2013 European Conference on Complex Systems, World Trade Center Barcelona, 16-20 September 2013.
    • C Monterola, EF Legara, P Di, G Lee and T Hung, "Non-invasive procedure to probe the route choices of commuters in rail transit systems," 2013 European Conference on Complex Systems, World Trade Center Barcelona, 16-20 September 2013.
    • H Kasim, T Hung, EF Legara, C Monterola, G Lee, X Li, BS Lee, S Lu, L Wang, and V Jayaraman, "Scalable Complex System Modeling for Sustainable City, "Sixth IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2013), Delft, Netherlands, 14-16 May 2013.
    • C Abundo, C Monterola and EF Legara, "Criticality of Forcing Directions on the Clustering, Fragmentation and Resilience of Grid Networks," 2012 European Conference on Complex Systems, University Libre de Bruxelles, 03-7 September 2012.
    • EF Legara, V Narang, SY Wong, SR Leong and A Gouaillard, "Modeling of Lymph Node and Activation of T-Cells: recent trends and a workable complex systems solution," 2012 European Conference on Complex Systems, University Libre de Bruxelles, 03-7 September 2012.
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, C David, and JM Atun, “Network Analysis in Media Framing Research”, in European Conference on Complex Systems, Vienna, September 2011.
    • C David, EF Legara, JM Atun, and C Monterola, "Finding frames: A comparison of two methods applied to news analysis of Philippine population policy coverage," in Communication @ the Center at the 61st Annual ICA Conference, May 2011.
    • C David, EF Legara, JM Atun, and C Monterola , "News Frames of the Population Issue in the Philippines: Do They Reflect Strategic Frames of Message Sources?," 60th Annual ICA Conference, Singapore, Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, 22-26 June 2010.
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, C David, and JM Atun, "Topology of Surrounding Concepts in Frames: A Complex Network Approach," Plenary Presentation. Proceedings of the 28th SPP Congress (2010). (Plenary Speaker)
    • C Abundo, EF Legara, C Monterola, "Dependency of a Network"s Resilience to Forcing Directions", Proceedings of the 28th SPP Congress (2010). (Poster Presentation)
    • A Longjas, I Crisologo, R Batac, EF Legara, and C Monterola, "Simultaneous Visual And Auditory Cues Enhance Human Random Number Generation", Proceedings of the 28th SPP Congress (2010). (Poster Presentation)
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, and C Abundo, "Opinion column articles author attribution: an effect-size criterion approach," Proceedings of the 27th SPP Congress (2009). (Oral Presentation, presentor)
    • A Presbitero, EF Legara, and C Monterola, "Global community structure allows emergence of cooperation in spatial prisoner’s dilemma," Proceedings of the 27th SPP Congress (2009). (Poster Presentation)
    • C Abundo, EF Legara, and C Monterola, "Pressure Loading Leading to Failure of Edges in a Grid Network," Proceedings of the 27th SPP Congress (2009). (Poster Presentation)
    • EF Legara, A Longjas, and R Batac, "An Analaytic Approach to Competition Dynamics,"Proceedings of the 26th SPP Congress (2008). (Oral Presentation, presentor)
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, and J Tugaff, "Targeted versus random schemes in family planning information spreading," Proceedings of the 26th SPP Congress (2008). (Poster Presentation)
    • EF Legara, I Crisologo, A Longjas, and C Monterola, "Dual scaling law in human area perception of concentric circles," Proceedings of the 26th SPP Congress (2008). (Oral Presentation)
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, C David, and JM Atun, "News framing of population and family planning issues via semantic network analysis," Proceedings of the 26th SPP Congress (2008). (Oral Presentation, presentor)
    • EF Legara, A Presbitero, C Monterola, and J Tugaff, "Random and targeted course deletions in curriculum network," Proceedings of the 26th SPP Congress (2008). (Oral Presentation)
    • A Longjas, I Crisologo, C Monterola, and EF Legara, "A procedure for generating a random number sequence using at least seven individuals," Proceedings of the 26th SPP Congress (2008). (Oral Presentation)
    • EF Legara, DE Juanico, C Monterola, and C Saloma, “Growth and Robustness of Multilevel Marketing Company,” Proceedings of the 25th SPP Congress (2007). (Oral Presentation, presentor)
    • EF Legara and A Longjas, “Modeling the Dynamics of Competition Between Telecommunications Companies,” Proceedings of the 25th SPP Congress (2007). (Poster Presentation)
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, M Litong‐Palima, and C Saloma, “Preferential Attachment Model of Multilevel Marketing” Proceedings of the 24th SPP Congress, ISSN 1656‐2666 Vol. 3, 2006. (Oral Presentation, presentor)
    • SD Separa and EF Legara, “Scientific Collaboration in the SPP Physics Congress in 2001‐2005,”Proceedings of the 24th SPP Congress, ISSN 1656‐2666 Vol. 3, 2006. (Poster Presentation)
    • EF Legara, C Monterola, M Litong‐Palima, and C Saloma, “Dynamical Model and Strategies for Network Marketing” Symposium of the Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science, 2006. (Oral Presentation, presentor)
    • EF Legara, M Litong‐Palima, C Saloma, “Robustness of Multilevel Network Marketing Plans Under Influenced Quitting,” Proceedings of the 23rd SPP Congress, ISSN 1656‐2666 Vol. 2, 2005. (Oral Presentation, presentor)
    • JA Balista, E Legara, J Escay, “Population’s Response to Depth Ambiguity: Patterns in Angle Dependence,” Proceedings of the 23rd SPP Congress, ISSN 1656‐2666 Vol. 2, 2005 (Oral Presentation)
    • EF Legara, M Litong‐Palima, C Saloma, “Behavior of an Evolving Business Network in a Social Network,” Proceedings of the 22nd SPP Congress, ISSN 1656‐2666 Vol. 1, 2004. (Oral Presentation, presentor)

Recent Awards/Achievements

    • 2014 ICCS Best Workshop Paper. N Othman, EF Legara, V Selvam, C Monterola, "Simulating Congestion Dynamics of Train Rapid Transit using Smart Card Data," International Conference on Computational Science, Cairns, Australia, 9-12 June 2014.
    • 2013 IEEE SCALE Challenge.First Prize Winner. H Kasim, T Hung, EF Legara (presenter), C Monterola, et al, "Scalable Complex System Modeling for Sustainable City," Sixth IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2013), Delft, Netherlands, 14-16 May 2013.
    • Edgardo Gomez Awardee for Excellence in Dissertation Research, U.P. Diliman (UPD) College of Science, April 2011
    • Most Outstanding PhD Graduate, UPD College of Science / Batch Valedictorian, April 2011
    • PhD Physics Most Outstanding Student, National Institute of Physics / Batch Valedictorian, April 2011
    • Delegate to the 3rd HOPE Meeting in Tokyo, Japan for the Promotion of Science in Asia, March 2011
    • Santa Fe Institute - Complex Systems Summer School Scholar, June 2010
    • DOST PCASTRD Scholarship, June 2006-March 2008
    • Cum Laude, B.S. in Physics, April 2006
    • DOST‐SEI Undergraduate Scholarship (Merit Scholar), June 2001-March 2006


This page is last updated at: 14-OCT-2014