About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Brazil since March 2011. I am the President-elect of the Brazillian Chapter of the Bayesian Society (ISBrA) for the period 2017-2018.

I finished my PhD in June 2010 at the University of Warwick with a thesis entitled "On flexible modelling of spatiotemporal processes". During my PhD course I was supervised by Prof Mark Steel

I completed my undergraduate studies in January 2004 in the Department of Statistics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. My final project was on Mixture Models using latent variables. After that, I completed my MSc at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in June 2004 with a dissertation entitled "Bayesian Reference analysis for the Generalized Hyperbolic Distributions".

My main research interests are Robust Models, Bayesian Inference for Spatiotemporal Processes, Objective Bayesian Analysis, Dynamical models, Mortality forecast, Bayesian econometrics.

My contacts

  • email: thais AT dme.ufrj.br
  • Professional address:
  • UFRJ - Departamento de Métodos Estatísticos
    Av. Athos da Silveira Ramos, Centro de Tecnologia, Bloco C Sala C114 D, IM-UFRJ, CEP 21941-909
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil

Mexico, June 2017