Academic, Industry and Teaching Experience

  • Present 2018

    Lecturer in Statistics and Data Science

    Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2018 2013

    Research Fellow

    The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK

  • 2009 2005

    Research and Development Specialist/
    Data Scientist

    Itaú Unibanco, Brazil

  • 2004 2004


    Department of Statistics
    Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil

  • 2004 2003

    Freelance Statistical Consultant

    Constat Consultoria e Treinamento, Brazil

Education &

  • PhD 2012

    PhD in Statistics

    The Open University, England, UK

  • MSc2005

    MSc in Statistics

    Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil

  • BSc.2002

    BSc in Statistics

    Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil


  • 2013
    Savage Award (Honourable Mention), International Society for Bayesian Analysis
    Bestowed to a doctoral dissertation in Bayesian statistics that makes outstanding contributions with novel Bayesian analysis of a substantive problem that has potential to impact statistical practice in a field of application.
  • 2011
    Best application poster award at the UseR! conference
    Awarded at the UseR! 2011 conference, University of Warwick, UK. The annual useR! conference is the main meeting of the international R user and developer community.