Gay Jane P. Perez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA GSFC Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory Ph.D. in Physics, University of the Philippines (2009) M.S. Physics, University of the Philippines (2005) B.S. Applied Physics (2003)


Env Sci 297 ( Satellite Remote Sending of Land Surface, Atmosphere and Ocean ), Env Sci 265 (Applications of Remote Sensing to Environmental Science), Env Sci 265.1 (Remote Sensing Techniques)

Recent Publications


  • GJ Perez and C Saloma, “Allelomimesis as escape strategy of pedestrians in two-exit confinements,” Physica A 388 pp. 2469-2475 (2009).
  • C Saloma and GJ Perez, “Herding in real escape panic,” PED 2005 – Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics, pp. 453-461 Springer (2006).
  • C Saloma, GJ Perez, M Lim, G Tapang, C PalmesSaloma, “Selforganized queueing and scalefree behavior in real escape panic,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100, pp. 1194711952 (2003).
  • GJ Perez, G Tapang, M Lim and C Saloma, “Streaming, disruptive interference, and powerlaw behavior in the exit dynamics of confined pedestrians,” Physica A 312/34 pp 609618 (2002).


  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA 2011 Poster presentation: “The Changing Philippine Vegetation and Associated Impacts of Temperature and Precipitation” by GJ Perez and JC Comiso
  • NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystem Joint Science Workshop 2011 Alexandria, Virginia, USA Poster presentation: “Monitoring Changes in Philippine Vegetation Cover from 2000 to 2011” by GJ Perez and JC Comiso
  • AMSR-E Science Team Meeting, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Chapman Conference on Climates 2011 Past Landscapes and Civilizations, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Poster presentation: “The Changing Philippine Vegetation Cover and Climate as Observed from Space ” by GJ Perez and JC Comiso
  • Hands-on Research on Complex Systems, Institute for Plasma Research 2008 Ganhinagar, Gujarat, India Oral presentation: “Herding behavior in Real escape panic” by GJ Perez and C Saloma

Other academic information

  • DOST-ASTHRDP Postdoctoral Fellowship (May 2010)
  • DOST-PCASTRD Outstanding Dissertation in Advanced S&T – Physics (2009)
  • Dean’s medallion for excellence in PhD studies (2009)
  • Most Outstanding PhD graduate in Physics (2009)
  • University of the Philippines Presidential Scholarship (2005-2009)


  • Satellite Remote Sensing of the Environment; Climate Data Assimilation; Climate Change and Variability; Complex Systems; Interdisciplinary Applications of Physics