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About me


I am a Professor at the Statistics Department at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) since 2016.

I received my Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science in 2008, and a Master's degree in Statistical Science in 2010, from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

I did my PhD in Statistical Science at Duke University, in Durham, NC, USA. During my PhD, I worked with Prof. Jerry Reiter, developing imputation methods to deal with confidential and missing data.

After finishing my PhD in 2014, I came back to UFMG to work as a postdoc with Prof. Renato Assunção in the Computer Science Department. Our research project was on inference on location of social network users, based on their friendship graphs and their posts.

Some of my research projects include simulation of synthetic geographic coordinates for confidential data sets, imputation of multivariate continuous variables under nonignorable missingness, and adaptive survey design.

My research interests include applied Bayesian modelling, imputation methods for confidential and missing data, and spatial statistics.