Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009 – 2013 University of the Philippines Diliman
Ph.D. Physics
Dissertation: Dynamics of Conversational Utterances
2007– 2009 University of the Philippines Diliman
M.S. Physics
Thesis: Correlation Dynamics of a Social Network and a News Source
2002 – 2007 University of the Philippines Diliman
B.S. Applied Physics, Magna cum laude
Thesis: Mobile Distributed System for Telemicroscopy and Spatio-temporal Tracking

Teaching and research

2014 – present Research Associate, Department of Mathematics, University College London
2013 Assistant Professor, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines
2009 – 2013 Instructor, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines
2007 – 2009 Project Research Assistant, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines
Instituting the National Telehealth Service Program

Refereed journal papers

  • D. Barchiesi, H. S. Moat, C. M. Alis, S. Bishop, and T. Preis, “Quantifying International Travel Flows Using Flickr”, PLOS ONE, vol. 10, no. 7, p. e0128470, Jul. 2015. [paper]
  • C. M. Alis, M. T. Lim, H. S. Moat, D. Barchiesi, T. Preis, and S. R. Bishop, “Quantifying Regional Differences in the Length of Twitter Messages”, PLOS ONE, 10(4):e0122278, 2015. [paper][data]
  • R. B. Cabral, P. M. Aliño, A.C. M. Balingit, C. M. Alis, H. O. Arceo, C. L. Nañola Jr., R. C. Geronimo, and MSN Partners, “The Philippine Marine Protected Area (MPA) Database”, Phil. Sci. Lett., 7(2): 300-308, 2014. [paper]
  • C. M. Alis and M. T. Lim, “Spatio-temporal Variation of Conversational Utterances on Twitter”, PLOS ONE, 8(10):e77793, 2013. [paper]
  • C. M. Alis and M. T. Lim, “Adaptation of fictional and online conversations to communication media”, European Physical Journal B, 85(12), 2012.
  • C. Alis, C. del Rosario, Jr., B. Buenaobra, and C.M. Blanca, “Lifelink: 3G-Based Mobile Telemedicine System”, Telemedicine and e-Health, 15(3): 241-247, 2009.

Selected refereed conference proceedings

  • C. Alis, and M.T. Lim, “Short-scale shortening of Twitter utterances”, Proceedings of the 31st National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Cebu City (2013)
  • C. Alis, and M.T. Lim, “Data mining social networks: self-selection in a Twitter contest”, Proceedings of the 30th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Dasmariñas City (2012)
  • C. Alis, and M.T. Lim, “Topic popularity in a heterogeneous population of online social network users”, Proceedings of the 29th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Quezon City (2011)
  • C. Alis, and M.T. Lim, “Lengths of utterances in an utterance length-limited medium”, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Antipolo City (2010)
  • A. Solatorio, C. Alis, and M.T. Lim, “Masking of Actual Communication Pattern by a Queuing Mechanism”, Proceedings of the 28th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Antipolo City (2010)

Conferences and workshops

Speaker Data Natives, City University London, London, UK, 2015.
Speaker Computational Social Science Conference, Warwick, UK, 2014.
Speaker European Conference on Complex Systems 2013, Barcelona, Spain, 2013.
Participant School on Large Scale Problems in Machine Learning and Workshop on Common Concepts in Machine Learning and Statistical Physics, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 2012
Speaker 8th International Conference on Complex Systems, Boston, MA, USA, 2011.

IT development and administration experience

2015-present DevOps, Tree
2013 Developer, Philippine MPA Database
2012-2014 DevOps, QDB
2009-2012 Network and systems administrator, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
2007-2008 Developer, RxBox

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