Erika Fille T. Legara, Ph.D.  

Program Director (July 2017 to present) 
Master of Science in Data Science
Asian Institute of Management

Associate Professor (July 2017 to present) 
Analytics, Information, and Operations Department
Asian Institute of Management

Scientist (May 2012 to June 2017)
Complex Systems Group, Computing Science Department
Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR Singapore

Research Interests: 
  • Complex Systems Modeling and Optimization
  • (Big) Data Analytics and Visualization - Data Science (Personal DataViz blog
  • Computational Social Science (understanding sociotechnical systems)
  • Urban Complexity Research (City Science)
  • 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

View Erika Fille Legara's profile on LinkedIn

Contact: elegara [at]

Awards and Achievements

  • 2018 The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Honoree for Education Innovation. Awarded by JCI Philippines and the TOYM Foundation.
  • 2016 Country Prize Winner (Singapore). EF Legara, C Monterola, and JF Valenzuela. United Nation Global Pulse's The Big IDEAS Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities, June 2016. [presentation]
  • 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]
Chief of Computational Engineering
Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

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]
College of Mass Communication
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City