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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:


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, and am currently Co-Editor of Biometrical Letters (since 2013), and Managing Editor of SOIC – Statistics, Optimization and Information Computing (since 213). Please consider to submit your work to these journals.


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

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

  • November 12, 2020: Today I gave a plenary talk at the Simposio de Ingeniería Económica y Financiera, Escuela Superior de Apan - UAEH, Mexico (online), November 12, 2020, entitled “Robust singular spectrum analysis: An application to mutual investment funds”

  • October 27, 2020: Today I gave a talk at the International Symposium of Forecasting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (online), October 26-28, 2020, entitled “Time series forecasting using singular spectrum analysis, fuzzy systems and neural networks” [YouTube link].

  • October 25, 2020: Today I gave the closing plenary lecture at tha VII Encontro Baiano de Estatística (VII EBest), Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, BA, Brazil, October 18-25, 2020, entitled “Estatística e Ciência de Dados: transformando dados em informação”. [YouTube link]

  • October 10, 2020: Today, our SaLLy member João Vitor Silva presented a poster at the UConn Sports Analytics Symposium, entitled "The three eras of the NBA regular seasons: Historical trend and success factors" [poster][video].

  • October 9, 2020: Today I gave a plenary lecture at the "4th International Conference on Mathematical Modelling", Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, Mexico, entitled "Statistics and Data Science: Transforming data into information”.

  • October 9, 2020: Today I was elected for a second two-years term in the scientific board of the MSc program in Mathematics at the Federal University of Bahia.

  • October 7, 2020: Today I gave a seminar at the "Ciclo de Palestras Estatística", Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, entitled "Statistical challenges in genotype by environment interactions and QTL by environment interactions". You can watch it on YouTube, following this link (in Portuguese).

  • September 25, 2020: Today I was elected for a four years term as a Board of Director member of the Brazilian Statistical Association. Please consider to join ABE!

  • September 24, 2020: Today, or SaLLy member Everton Costa was nominated a member of the JP-RBras Executive Committee! Congratulations Everton!

  • September 19, 2020: Today I was elected for a second term as President of the Brazilian Region of the international Biometric Society (RBras). Please consider to join our RBras!

Updated in September 19, 2020