Alva Presbitero is a Senior Data Scientist and Science Research Specialist at the Analytics, Computing, and Complex Systems Laboratory of the Asian Institute of Management (ACCeSs@AIM). She joined ACCeSs laboratory this year right after completing her PhD in Computational Science at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2019, where she dedicated four years into understanding the inner workings of the human innate immune system through computational modeling.

At the moment, she is working as a lead scientist on PATURO: Platform for Assessment and Tracking of Urbanization-Related Opportunities, the first smart city project in the Philippines in collaboration with DOST-PCIEERD, the City of Cauayan, Isabela State University-Cauyan Campus and the Analytics, Computing, and Complex Systems Laboratory of the Asian Institute of Management.

She took her Master’s and undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Physics at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

About the Series

As part of the Asian Institute of Management's PhD in Data Science program kick-off, we are organizing a webinar series titled The Science of Data where we have invited leading scientists and rising stars in the fields of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Network Science, and Complex Systems.

Our main goal in this series is to spread knowledge and awareness of the rich field of data-driven and empirical science, and to inspire future scientists and young researchers in this part of the world to further invest their time in advancing science through R&D.

The series will run from October through December 2020.