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Dr. Christopher Pineda MONTEROLA

Dr. Christopher Pineda MONTEROLA


Research Interests:

  • Complex Systems
  • Statistical and Computational Physics
  • Avalanche and Granular Dynamics

Qualifications:

  • PhD Physics (National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman 2002)
  • MS Physics (National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman 1999)
  • BS Physics (National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman 1997)

Published Journals/ Articles:

Journals

    • J.C. Pang, J. Bantang and C. Monterola, Effect of random Link malfunctions to synchronization of Hodgkin-Huxley Neurons in a Lattice Network, Intl. J. of Mod. Phys. C 23, issue 3, 1250027 (2012) DOI No. 10.1142/S0129183112500271
    • R. Batac, A. Longjas and C. Monterola, Statistical distributions of avalanche size and waiting times in an inter-sandpile cascade model, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 391, Issue 3, pp. 616–624 (2012). DOI No. 10.1016/j.physa.2011.08.032
    • I. Crisologo, C. Monterola, and M. Soriano, Statistical Feature-Based Craquelure Classification, Intl. J. of Mod. Phys. C 22, Issue 11, pp. 1191-1209 (2011).  DOI No. 10.1142/S012918311101683X
    • C. David, J.M. Atun, E.F. Legara, and C. Monterola, Finding Frames: Comparing Two Methods of Frame Analysis, Communication Methods and Measures 5, Issue 4, pp. 329-351 (2011). DOI No. 10.1080/19312458.2011.624873
    • A. Longjas, E.F. Legara, and C. Monterola, Power law mapping in human area perception, Intl. J. of Mod Phys C 22, Issue 5, pp. 495-503 (2011). DOI No. 10.1142/S0129183111016397
    • J. F. Valenzuela and C. Monterola, Spatio-temporal deviations in fluid flow resulting from particle-fluid interactions ,Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, P02038, (2011).  DOI No. 10.1088/1742-5468/2011/02/P02038
    • E.F. Legara, C. Abundo, and C. Monterola, Ranking of predictor variables based on effect size criterion provides an accurate means of automatically classifying opinion column articles, Physica A 390, Issue 1, pp 110-119 (2011). DOI No. 10.1016/j.physa.2010.03.016
    • I. Crisologo, R. Batac, A. Longjas, E.F. Legara, C. Monterola, Visual and auditory cues significantly reduce human’s intrinsic biases when tasked to generate a random number sequence, Intl. J. of Mod. Phys. C 21, Issue 5, pp. 567-581 (2010). DOI No. 10.1142/S0129183110015324
    • 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, Intl. J. of Mod. Phys. C 21, Issue 4, pp. 535-548 (2010). DOI No. 10.1142/S0129183110015294
    • E.F. Legara, C. Monterola, C. David, and J. 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). DOI No. 10.1142/S0129183110014987
    • 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). DOI No. 10.1088/1742-5468/2009/07/P07040
    • C. Monterola, C. Abundo, J. Tugaff, L.E. Venturina, Prediction of potential hit song and musical genre using artificial neural networks, Intl. J. of Mod. Phys. C 20, Issue 11, pp. 1697-1718 (2009). DOI No. 10.1142/S0129183109014680
    • A. Longjas, C. Monterola, C. Saloma, Force analysis of jamming with disks of different sizes in a two-dimensional hopper Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, P05006 (2009). DOI No.10.1088/1742-5468/2009/05/P05006
    • G. Esleta and C. Monterola, Effect of memory and reinforcement on the propagation and morphology of fracture in a two-dimensional mass-spring system, Intl. J. of Mod. Phys. C 20, Issue 7, pp. 1049-1062 (2009). DOI No. 10.1142/S0129183109014187
    • 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, Issues 15-16, pp. 3072 - 3082 (2009). DOI No. doi:10.1016/j.physa.2009.04.001
    • 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). DOI No. 0.1002/cplx.20237
    • J.F. Valenzuela and C. Monterola, Convective flow-induced short timescale segregation in a dilute bidisperse particle suspension, Intl. J. of Mod. Phys. C 19, 12 (2008). DOI No. 10.1142/S0129183108013278
    • 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 No. 10.1029/2008GL035567
    • 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). DOI No. 10.1016/j.physa.2008.04.009
    • GA Esleta and C. Monterola, Structural reinforcement in a spring-block model of stress-induced fracture propagation, Computer Physics Communications 178, 635 (2008). DOI No. 10.1016/j.cpc.2007.12.003
    • D.E. Juanico and C. Monterola, Background activity drives criticality of neuronal avalanches, Journal of Physics A, 40, 9297-9309 (2007). DOI No. 10.1088/1751-8113/40/31/008 
    • D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, Dissipative self-organized branching in a dynamic population, Phys. Rev. E - Rap. Comm. 75, 045105 (2007).  DOI No. 10.1103/PhysRevE.75.045105
    • 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). DOI No. 10.1088/1367-2630/9/4/092
    • D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, Cluster formation by allelomimesis in real-world complex adaptive systems, Phys. Rev. E 71, 041905 (2005). DOI No. 10.1103/PhysRevE.71.041905
    • C. Monterola and M. Zapotocky, Noise-Enhanced categorization in a recurrently reconnected neural network, Phys. Rev. E 71, 036134 (2005). DOI No. 10.1103/PhysRevE.71.036134
    • M. Quito, C. Monterola, and C. Saloma, Memory and a priori best strategy in complex adaptive systems, Complexity 9, 41 (2004).  DOI No. 10.1002/cplx.20008
    • C. Monterola and C. Saloma, Solving the nonlinear Schrodinger equation : Estimation of error in solution, Opt. Comm. 222, 331 (2003). DOI No. 10.1016/S0030-4018(03)01570-0
    • D. E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, Allelomimesis as a generic clustering mechanism for interacting agents Physica A 320, 590 (2003). DOI No. 10.1016/S0378-4371(02)01556-X
    • C. Monterola and C. Saloma, Noise-driven manifestation of learning in mature neural networks
    • Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 188102 (2002).  DOI No. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.188102
    • 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). DOI No. 10.1093/ijpor/14.2.222
    • 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). DOI No. 10.1103/PhysRevE.66.041306
    • 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). DOI No. 10.1002/for.831
    • C. Monterola and C. Saloma, Solving the nonlinear Schrödinger equation with an unsupervised neural network, Opt. Express 9, 72 (2001). DOI No. 10.1364/OE.9.000072
    • M. Quito Jr., C. Monterola and C. Saloma, Solving N- Body problems with neural networks, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4741 (2001). DOI No. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.4741
    • C. Monterola and C. Saloma, Characterizing the dynamics of constrained physical systems with neural network, Phys. Rev. E – Rap. Comm. 57, 1247 (1998). DOI No. 10.1103/PhysRevE.57.R1247

Conferences

     

    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • S.L. Monterola, R.M. Roxas, C. Monterola, “Increasing Physics Learning through Optimal SeatingArrangement, Group Composition and Competition”, 11th International Conference on Education (A.T.IN.E.R.) (May 2009, Athens, Greece).
    • B.E. Borja, C. Monterola, and R. Batac, A model of granular egress in a region with varying spatial constraint, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress (2011).
    • R. Batac, A. Longjas and C. Monterola , Relationship between size and waiting time distributions in the empirical data for natural hazards, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress (2011).
    • L. Buno, M. Pastor, R. Batac, J. Bantang and C. Monterola, Void statistics as deterministic tools in avalanche prediction, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress (2011).
    • A. Paguirigan Jr., R. Batac and C. Monterola, Effects of reinforcements on a sandpile model, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress (2011).
    • J.F. Valenzuela and C. Monterola, Segregation and Aggregation of a Suspension of Finite-Sized Particles in the Presence of a Thermal Gradient, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress (2011).
    • J. Pang, J. Bantang, and C. Monterola, Effect of Random Link Malfunctions and Noise to Synchronization of Hodgkin-Huxley Neurons in a Lattice Network, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress (2011).
    • M. Fudolig and Christopher P. Monterola, Emergence of Communities in an Erdos-Renyi network, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress (2011).
    • R.M. Roxas-Villanueva, S.L. Monterola and C. Monterola, Student Response Time and Confidence Level in Clicker-assisted Peer Instruction, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress (2011).
    • J. Manuel, C. Monterola, Segregation and aggregation of agents having allelomimetic tendency in a confined space, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress (2011).
    • E. Legara, C. David, J. Atun, C. Monterola, Topology of Surrounding Concepts in Frames: A Complex Network Approach, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2010).
    • J. Manuel, C.Monterola, Random walk of multiple agents in a confined space, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2010).
    • C. Abundo, E. Legara, C.Monterola, Dependency of a Network"s Resilience to Forcing Directions, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2010).
    • C. Monterola Jr., E. De La Cruz, C. Monterola, Rate of Glucose Production from Milled Rice Straw using Trichoderma reesei Cellulase: Experiments and Numerical Models, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2010).
    • A. Paguirigan, R. Batac, C. Monterola, Emergence of small-avalanche rollover regimes by increased neighborhood interaction in a sandpile model, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2010). 
    • J. Pang, J.Bantang, C. Monterola, Spatiotemporal dynamics of Hodgkin-Huxley neurons in a lattice network, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2010).
    • A. Longjas, I. Crisologo, R. Batac, E. Legara C. Monterola, Simultaneous Visual And Auditory Cues Enhance Human Random Number Generation, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2010).
    • R. Batac, A. Longjas, C. Monterola, Loss of self-organized criticality in a cascaded sandpile, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2010).
    • B. Aggangan, C. Monterola, Pattern Formation and Emergence of Dynamic Equilibrium in Source-Driven Complex Ginzburg-Landau Equation, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2010).
    • J. Valenzuela, C. Monterola, Spatio-temporal Characteristics of Particle-induced Deviations in Two Fluid Flow Fields, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2010).
    • 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 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).
    • E. Legara, C. Abundo, C. Monterola, Opinion column articles author attribution: an effect size criterion approach, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • A. Abundo, C. Monterola, Automatic Musical Genre Classification of OPM Songs, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • J.F. Valenzuela, C. Monterola, Deviations in Fluid Convection Arising From Particle - Fluid Interaction, Proceedings of the 27th National Physics Congress (2009).
    • 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).
    • R. Batac, A. Longjas, G.A. Esleta, C. Monterola, Cascading dynamics recovers actual landslide scaling, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008).
    • E.F. Legara, C. Monterola, J. Tugaff, Targeted versus random schemes in family planning information spreading, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008).
    • 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).
    • J.F. Valenzuela, C. Monterola, Segregation and Aggregation in a Thermally – Driven Bidisperse Suspension, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008).
    • G.A. Esleta, C. Monterola, Effect of memory on the lifetime of elastic materials, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008).
    • R.M. Roxas, C. Monterola, S. Monterola, Student performance in a competition-driven, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • M. Pastor, C. Monterola, Dependence of heap stability on the nature of the experimental parameters, Proceedings of the 26th National Physics Congress (2008).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • R. M. Roxas, C. Monterola, S. Carreon-Monterola, Effect of aptitude heterogeneity on interactive classroom learning, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • J. F. Valenzuela, C. Monterola, Granular mixing of bidisperse granular matter under different temperature baths, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • J. Tugaff, E. Legara, C. Monterola, C. David, Feasibility of a Cellular Phone-based Survey, Proceedings of the 25th National Physics Congress (2007).

Book Chapter(s)

    • 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.
    • R.M. Roxas, S. Carreon-Monterola, and C. Monterola, Seating Arrangement, Group Composition and Competition-driven Interaction: Effects on Students" Performance in Physics, Eds. B. Paosawatyanyong/ P. Wattanakasiwich, American Institute of Physics 1263, 2010, ISBN 978-0-7354-0816 -6. http://scitation.aip.org/proceedings/confproceed/1263.jsp?agg=rss

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