Expertise

  • Data Science and Engineering, Data Mining of Socio-Technical Systems, Big Data Analytics

Research Interests

  • Nowcasting and Forecasting, Online Clandestine Trade, Computational Propaganda and Misinformation, Applied Machine Learning
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Christian M. Alis, PhD

Assistant Professor
Senior Data Scientist, ACCeSs@AIM

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND 

  • PhD in Physics, University of the Philippines
  • MS in Physics, University of the Philippines
  • BS in Applied Physics (magna cum laude), University of the Philippines

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Senior Data Engineer, Thinking Machines Data Science
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University College London
  • Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Instructor, University of the Philippines Diliman

AFFILIATIONS, AWARDS AND HONORS

  • DOST ASTHRDP Graduate Scholar
  • Recipient, Ramon Magsaysay Award for Young Scientists/Technologists 2007
  • Magna cum laude, BS Applied Physics
  • Best in Thesis, BS Applied Physics
  • DOST-SEI RA7687 Undergraduate Scholar

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

  • Liponhay M, Valerio, A, Fornan, G, Alis, C, & Monterola, C. P. (2024). Dynamic assessment of urban carrying capacity load number using the enhanced UCCLN Model. Sustainability, 16(1):35. https://doi.org/10.3390/su16010035
  • Dailisan, D., Liponhay, M., Alis, C. M., & Monterola, C. P. (2022). Amenity counts significantly improve water consumption predictions. PLoS ONE, 17(3), e0265771. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0265771.
  • Alis, C. M., Legara, E. F., & Monterola, C. P. (2021). Generalized radiation model for human migration. Nature Scientific Reports, 11, 22707. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-02109-1.
  • Barchiesi, D., Moat, H. S., Alis, C. M., Bishop, S., & Preis, T. (2015). Quantifying international travel flows using Flickr. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0128470. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0128470.
  • Alis, C. M., Lim, M. T., Moat, H. S., Barchiesi D., Preis, T., & Bishop, S. R. (2015). Quantifying regional differences in the length of Twitter messages. PLoS ONE,10(4), e0122278. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0122278.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Alis, C. M., Boehm, J., & Liu, K. (2016). Parallel processing of big point clouds using Z-order-based partitioning. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B2, pp. 71–77. Prague, Czech Republic. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-71-2016.
  • Boehm, J., Liu, K., &Alis, C. M. (2016). Sideloading – Ingestion of large point clouds into the Apache Spark big data engine. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B2, pp. 343–348. Prague, Czech Republic. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-343-2016.
  • Liu, K., Boehm, J., &Alis, C. M. (2016). Change detection of mobile lidar data using cloud computing. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B3, pp. 309–313. Prague, Czech Republic. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B3-309-2016.
  • Nasayao, J. T., Alis, C. M., & Lim, M. T. (2015). Patterns in the word length distribution of synonymous words in the English language. Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 33, SPP-2015-PA-36 (2015).
  • Alis, C. M., Letchford, A., Moat, H. S., & Preis, T. (2015). Estimating tourism statistics with Wikipedia page views. In Proceedings of the ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci '15). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 33, 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1145/2786451.2786925.

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