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I completed my PhD in Statistics in 2012 at Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal, and my Habilitation (Agregação) in Mathematics, Specialization in Statistics and Stochastic Processes in 2019 at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

In 2013, I become Professor at the Department of Statistics of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. Between mid-2015 and December 2019 I was the Research Director of CAST -- Center for Applied Statistics and Data Analytics at Tampere University, Finland.

In the beginning of 2020 I decided to create the Statistical Learning Laboratory (SaLLy) to join together my research group, collaborators and students. More details can be found here: My Lab: SaLLy.

I am an ISI Elected member and currently:

  • President-Elect of the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS; July 2020 – July 2023; President between July 2023 and July 2025)

  • (Founding) Chair of the Special Interest Group on Data Science, of the International Statistical Institute (July 2020 – July 2023)

  • President of the Brazilian Region of the International Biometric Society (05/2018 – 09/2020; 09/2020 - 05/2022)

  • Member of the Representative Council of the International Biometric Society (07/2021 - 06/2025)

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Statistical Association (ABE) (09/2020 – 09/2024)

  • Vice-Coordinator of the Specialization in Data Science and Big Data, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil (since 05/2018)

  • Member of the Scientific Board of the European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies (SESS) (since September 2016)

  • Member of the Scientific Board of the MSc program in Mathematics, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil (11/2018 – 11/2020; 11/2020 – 11/2022)



Some of my past position include:

  • Founder, Chairperson (between 01/2017 and 01/2019) and Past-Chairperson (between 02/2019 and 04/2021) of the Latin American Regional Section (LARS) of the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC)

  • Council member of the International Statistical Institute (between 08/2015 and 08/2019)

  • Vice-President (08/2009-08/2011; 08/2011-08/2013) and Council member (08/2015-08/2019) of the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics


My research interests include:

  • Statistical learning

  • High-dimensional data modeling, low-rank approximations and weighted low-rank approximations

  • Time series and singular spectrum analysis

  • Robust statistics

  • Big data and visualization

  • Modelling and analyse Genotype-by-Environment interactions and QTL-by-Environment interactions

  • Applications to plant sciences, genetics, finances and environmental sciences


I have authored/coauthored more than 50 research articles, with more than 70 co-authors from 17 countries. Besides my activities as general editorial board member of several scientific journals, I am currently

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Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KBtSLIEAAAAJ&hl=en

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/0029960374321970

Updated in September 19, 2020