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Public Lecture at ICTP Summer School 2019 - Quito, Ecuador. Photo: Courtesy of eLAMA

I am an Associate Professor at the Escola de Matemática Aplicada (EMAp/FGV ) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

I am the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Applied Mathematics (Coordenadora da Graduação em Matemática Aplicada).

I am Subject Editor of the journal Optimal Control, Methods and Applications (OCAM).

My research interests are the following:


  • Optimal Control: In this field I focus mainly on second order optimality conditions and convergence of associated numerical algorithms for optimal control both of ODEs and PDEs, and on several aspects concerning impulsive control problems.


  • Mathematical Epidemiology: In this area I investigate, in particular, problems related to vector-borne diseases as dengue fever, Zika virus and Malaria. I apply, in general, tools arising from Dynamical Systems and Control Theory.

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically." (Martin Luther King, Jr.)