Aboitiz Chair in Data Science
Head, Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship
Executive Managing Director, ACCeSs@AIM

Prof. Monterola is the Head of the Institute’s Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ASITE) and the Executive Managing Director of the Analytics, Computing, and Complex Systems (ACCeSs) Laboratory at AIM.

Chris has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in the field of Computational and Statistical Physics, Neural Networks, Predictive Analytics, Complex Systems, and Machine Learning. He has also led and managed multimillion-dollar research projects in both the public and private sectors in the Philippines and abroad.

Prior to joining AIM, Chris was a Senior Scientist and the founding head of the Complex Systems group at the Computing Science Department of the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore. He was simultaneously Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Complexity Institute, NTU, Singapore.

Chris has also taught at the University of the Philippines-Diliman and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.

In 2008 and 2011, Chris received the Achievement award from the National Research Council of the Philippines (NCRP) and the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) from the National Academy of Science and Technology, respectively.

In 2020, for his outstanding contributions in the field, he was conferred the rank of Academician and perpetual member by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), the highest recognition and scientific advisory body of the Philippines under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).