Chris Monterola holds an Aboitiz Chair in Data Science at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) where he is also a Professor and the Head of the Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. He is also the EMD at the Analytics, Computing, and Complex Systems lab. Chris is a well-published scientist, educator, and entrepreneur. Recently, he’s been conferred the prestigious Academician title by the National Academy of Science and Technology.

Prior to joining AIM, he was a Senior Scientist at the Institute of High-Performance Computing at the A*STAR—Singapore’s lead government think tank for fostering world-class scientific research. He was a Capability Group Manager and the Principal Investigator of the Complexity Science Program. Chris has been leading multimillion-dollar research and development projects with local and international businesses, multinational companies, and various government agencies in the Philippines and in Singapore.

Before Singapore, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany. He obtained a Ph.D. in Physics in 2002 from the National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) where he received the Most Outstanding Graduate Student award and the Dean`s Medallion; he graduated batch Valedictorian.

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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.