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Bargo, Ma. Cristina

Assistant Professor
RoomMath Building 252

Research Interests
Data science. Intelligent transport systems. Numerical analysis. Mathematical biology. Mathematical modeling. Optimization.
  • Education
    • Ph.D. Mathematics (2018)
      University of the Philippines Diliman

      Dissertation: Modifications to the Reduced Model Approach of the Parareal Algorithm
      Adviser: Fredegusto Guido P. David, Ph.D. (co-adviser) and Adel Blouza (co-adviser)

    • MS Applied Mathematics (2007)
      University of the Philippines Diliman

      Thesis: Mathematical Modeling, Analysis and Parameter Estimation on a Heat Conduction Experiment
      Adviser: Jose Ernie C. Lope, Ph.D. (co-adviser) and Ricardo C.H. del Rosario, Ph.D. (co-adviser)

    • M.S. Data Science (2020), Distinction
      Asian Institute of Management

      Thesis: Project Ceres: A Demand Forecasting and Analytics Platform for a Food Service SME
      Adviser: Christian M. Alis, Ph.D. (primary mentor) and Jesus Felix B. Valenzuela, Ph.D. (co-mentor)

    • BS Mathematics (2003), summa cum laude
      University of the Philippines Diliman

      Thesis: Extension of the Reed-Frost Model for the Spread of an Epidemic
      Adviser: Jose Maria L. Escaner IV, Ph.D.

  • Research

    Past Projects (Funded):

    • Co-Project Leader (2023), Establishment of the STR-SNP DNA database of the Sulu Archipelago for forensic and anthropological applications (funded by NSRI)
    • Co-investigator (2021-22), Estimating the resultant efficacy of the administration of two or more vaccines in a single community (funded by Grant for Research on COVID-19 in the Philippines)
    • Co-investigator (2021), Allocation of different Covid-19 vaccines to a heterogeneous population: exploring various scenarios (funded by Grant for Research on COVID-19 in the Philippines )
    • Project Staff (2017-18), Cyber-Physical Transportation System (funded by DOST-PCIEERD)
    • Project Staff (2017-18), Development of a Customized Local Traffic Simulator (LOCALSIM) – Phase 2 (funded by DOST-PCIEERD)
    • Project Staff (2015-16), Development of a Customized Local Traffic Simulator (LOCALSIM) (funded by DOST-PCIEERD)
    • Doctorant (2008-2010), ANR-06-CIS6-007-01 project PITAC
  • Teaching

    Teaching Load (1st Semester, AY 2023-24)

    • Math 23 TWHFQ (TWThF 7:15 AM – 8:15 AM)
    • Math 23 TWHFR (TWThF 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM)

    Graduate Advisees

    • Jensine Nika Francisco
      MS Applied Mathematics (Optimization and Approximation) – ongoing
      Role: Co-adviser (Adviser: Mark Jason Celiz)
      Thesis: Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space Method for Solving the One-dimensional Richard’s Equation

    Undergraduate Advisees

    • John Andrei Teodoro
      BS Mathematics – ongoing
    • Angelina Kyla Arnido
      BS Mathematics – ongoing
    • Marcia Victoria Rebollido (Co-adviser: Renier Mendoza)
      BS Mathematics – ongoing
    • Jhoanna Lea Gayo
      BS Mathematics – ongoing
    • Carolyn Jane Faulan
      BS Mathematics – 2nd semester, AY 2018-19
      Thesis: Sensitivity Analysis on a Model for the Spread of Airborne Diseases
  • Publications
    • Improso, H.R.L.D., Sambayan, R.R., Bargo, M.C.R. and Lope, J.E.C., 2024, January. Estimating the resultant efficacy of the rollout of multiple vaccines in a population. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2982, No. 1). AIP Publishing.
    • Bargo, M.C.R., 2017. The Use of Projection Operators with the Parareal Algorithm to Solve the Heat and the KdVB Equation. Matimyas Matematika, 40(1-2): pp. 41-56.
    • del Rosario, R.C.H., Echavez, M.T., de Paz, M.T., Zuñiga, P.C., Bargo, M.C.R., Talaue, C.O., Arellano, C., Pasia, J.M., Naval, P.C., Voit, E.O. and Mendoza, E., 2008, February. MADMan: a benchmarking framework for parameter estimation in biochemical systems theory models. In International Conference on Molecular Systems Biology (p. 10).
    • Bargo, M.C.R., del Rosario, R.C. and Lope, J.E.C., 2008. Parameter Estimation on a Model of a Heat-Conducting Rod: Mathematical Analysis and Numerical Computations. Philippine Journal of Science, 137(1), pp.17-27.