In brief

  • Full professor & member of the Probability group at IMPA
  • Deputy head of the evaluation committee for Mathematics & Statistics at Brazilian federal agency CAPES.
  • Chief editor of ALEA
  • Associate editor for Operations Research
  • Deputy editor of the Fronteiras da Matemática collection of "Sociedade Brasileira de Matemática" (Brazilian Math Society)
  • Advisor/mentor to 50+ postgraduate students and postdocs (see full CV for list)

Formal bio

Roberto Imbuzeiro Oliveira (b. 1977) is a full professor at IMPA. Roberto’s research interests are in Probability and related disciplines such as Statistics, Optimization and Discrete Math, especially as they pertain to systems with many degrees of freedom or an interesting combinatorial structure. Roberto holds a Ph.D. degree from the Courant Institute at New York University (2004), where he was advised by Joel Spencer. Previous degrees include a B.Sc. in Math from PUC-Rio (1999) and a M.Sc. in Math from IMPA (2000). Prior to joining the faculty of IMPA in 2006, Roberto was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Physics of Information group at IBM TJ Watson Research Center, where he was mentored by Barbara Terhal.