# Christopher Monterola

## Academic Rank

**Associate Professor 3**

National Institute of Physics, College of Science

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101

## Courses handled

**Theoretical Mechanics**(Undergraduate [121, 122] , Graduate [221] and Advanced Graduate Level [212]);**General Physics**(Mechanics [71, 101, 71.1], Electromagnetism[72, 72.1, 102], Modern Physics [73, 73.1], Physics and Astronomy for Pedestrians [10]);**Advanced Methods in Experimental Physics**(Physics 191 & 192);**Advanced Methods in Computational Physics**(Physics 212 & Physics 215)**Mathematical Methods in Contemporary Physics**(Physics 313)

## Publications

*International Refereed (ISI) Articles Published* (total = 29, h index =6, total citations =85)

*Book Chapters* (total = 2)

*International Conference Proceedings* (total = 6)

*National Refereed Journal* (total = 8)

*National Refereed Proceedings* (total = 77)

**2010**

- C. Monterola, I. Crisologo, J. Tugaff, R. Batac, A. Longjas, "Surface Morphology of Chalkboard Tips Captures the Uniqueness of the User's Hand Strokes,"
*Intl J of Mod Phys C*(accepted for publication, March 2010) - I. Crisologo, R. Batac, A. Longjas, E.F. Legara and C. Monterola, "A procedure for generating a random number sequence using seven individuals",
*Intl J of Mod Phys C*(accepted for publication, March 2010). - E.F. Legara, C. Monterola, and C. Abundo, "Ranking of predictor variables based on effect size criterion provides an accurate means of automatically classifying opinion column articles",
*Physica A*(2010). - E.F. Legara, C. Monterola, C. David, and J.M. Atun, "News Framing of Population and Family Planning Issues via Syntactic Network Analysis",
*Intl J of Mod Phys C*21, Issue: 1, pp. 51-65. 2010.

**2009**

- M. Arciaga, M. Pastor, R. Batac, J. Bantang, and C. Monterola, Experimental observation and empirical model of enhanced heap stability resulting from mixing of granular materials,
*Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment* - C. Monterola, Cheryl Abundo, J. Tugaff, and L.E. Venturina, Prediction of potential hit song and musical genre using artificial neural networks,
*Intl J. of Mod. Phys. C*(to be published 2009) - R. Batac, M. Pastor, M. Arciaga, J. Bantang, and C. Monterola, Kinks, Logarithmic Tails, and Super-stability in Bi-disperse Granular Media,
*Physica A*, Vol. 388, pp. 3072-3082 (2009) - A. Longjas, C. Monterola, C. Saloma, Force analysis of jamming with disks of different sizes in a two-dimensional hopper,
*Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment*(2009). - G. Esleta and C. Monterola, Effect of memory and reinforcement on the propagation and morphology of fracture in a two-dimensional mass-spring system,
*International Journal of Modern Physics C*(2009). - C.P. Monterola, R.M. Roxas, & S.L. Carreon-Monterola, "Characterizing the Effect of Seating Arrangement on Classroom Learning Using Neural Networks,"
*Complexity Journal*14, 26 -33, 2009. doi:10.1002/cplx.20237

**2008**

- J.F. Valenzuela and C. Monterola, "Convective flow-induced short timescale segregation in a dilute bidisperse particle suspension,"
*International Journal of Physics C*, 12, 1829-1845, 2008. - D.E. Juanico, A. Longjas, R. Batac and C. Monterola, "Avalanche Statistics of Granular Driven slides in a miniature mound,"
*Geophysical Research Letters*, 35, 2008. doi:10.1029/2008GL035567 - E.F. Legara, C. Monterola, D.E. Juanico, M. Litong-Palima and C. Saloma, "Earning Potential in Multilevel Marketing Enterprises,"
*Physica A*, 387, 4889-4895, 2008. - G.A. Esleta and C.P. Monterola, "Structural reinforcement in a spring-block model of stress-induced fracture propagation,"
*Computer Physics Communications*, 178, 635, 2008.

**2007**

- D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola, & C. Saloma, " Dissipative self-organized branching in a dynamic population
*Phys. Rev. E Rapid Communication*75, 045105 (2007). - D.E. Juanico & C. Monterola, "Background activity drives criticality of neuronal avalanches,"
*J. Phys. A*40, 9297-9309 (2007). - D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola, & C. Saloma, "Self-organised critical branching in systems that violate conservation laws",
*New Journal of Physics*(2007).

**2005**

- D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Cluster formation by allelomimesis in real-world complex adaptive systems"
*Phys Rev E*71, 041905 (2005). - C. Monterola, and M. Zapotocky, "Noise-enhanced categorization in a recurrently reconnected neural network"
*Phys Rev E*71, 036134 (2005).

**2004**

- M. Quito, C. Monterola, and C. Saloma, "Memory and a priori best strategy in complex adaptive systems"
*Complexity*9, 41-46 (2004).

**2003**

- D.E. Juanico, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Allelomimesis as a generic clustering mechanism for interacting agents"
*Physica A*320 C, 590-600 (2003). - C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Solving the nonlinear Schrodinger equation with an unsupervised neural network: Estimation of error in solution",
*Optics Communications*222/1-6, 331-339 (2003).

**2002**

- C. Monterola, M. Lim, J. Garcia and C. Saloma,"Feasibility of a Neural Network as Classifier of Undecided Respondents in a Public Opinion Survey",
*Int J Public Opinion Research*14, 222-228 (2002). - C. Monterola, M. Lim, J. Garcia and C. Saloma, "Accurate forecasting of the undecided population in a public opinion poll",
*Journal of Forecasting*21, 435-449 (2002). - J. Bantang, M. Lim, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Gravity-assisted segregation of granular materials of equal mass and size",
*Phys. Rev. E*66, 041306 (2002). - C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Noise-driven manifestation of learning in mature neural networks",
*Phys. Rev. Lett.*89, 188102 (2002).

**2001**

- M. Quito, C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Solving N-body problems with neural networks",
*Phys. Rev. Lett.*86 pp. 4741-4744 (2001). - C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Solving the nonlinear Schrodinger equation with an unsupervised neural network",
*Opt. Express*9, 72-84 (2001).

**1998**

- C. Monterola and C. Saloma, "Characterizing the dynamics of constrained physical systems with unsupervised neural network",
*Phys Rev E*, 57, 1247R-1250R (1998).