Erika Fille T. Legara, Ph.D.  
Scientist (May 2012 to present) 
Complex Systems Group, Computing Science Department
Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR Singapore

Research Interests: 
  • Complex Systems Modelling and Optimization
  • (Big) Data Analytics and Visualization - Data Science
  • Computational Social Science (understanding socio-technical systems)
  • Urban Complexity Research (transportation and land-use)
  • Econophysics

Applied Multidisciplinary Domains: 
  • Urban Systems (Transportation and Land-Use Planning)
  • Supply Chain and Logistics (Disaster Management)
  • Business Marketing and Strategic Advertising (Multilevel Markets; Telecommunication Companies)
  • News and Social Media Research

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Contact: legaraeft [at]

Awards and 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

Research/Career Advisors

Christopher P. Monterola, Ph.D. [Website]
Senior Scientist and Capability Group Manager
Complex Systems Group
Institute of High Performance Computing 
A*STAR Singapore

Gih Guang Hung, Ph.D. [Linked-In]
Deputy Executive Director
Institute of High Performance Computing
A*STAR, Singapore

Caesar A. Saloma, Ph.D. [Wikipedia]
Professor (U.P. Diliman Chancellor, 2011-2014) 
National Institute of Physics
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Clarissa C. David, Ph.D. [Linked-In]
Assistant Professor
College of Mass Communication
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City