Christian Alis is a concurrent Assistant Professor at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Senior Data Scientist at ACCeSs@AIM, the corporate data science lab of AIM, with expertise on Data Science and Engineering, Data Mining of Socio-Technical Systems, and Big Data Analytics. He was a Senior Data Engineer at Thinking Machines and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University College London where he worked on nowcasting socioeconomic data and distributed machine learning on point cloud data.

He received his doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in Physics at UP Diliman and was a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Young Scientists/Technologists in 2007. His doctorate work on the dynamics of conversational utterances, especially his discovery of tweets getting shorter, has been covered by online media including MIT Tech Review and Time.

His current research interests are focused on Nowcasting and Forecasting, Urban Analytics, Computational Propaganda and Misinformation, and Applied Machine Learning.

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.