Curriculum Vitae (in brief)

First degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Military Engineering Institute in 1980. M. Sc. in Statistics from IMPA in 1983. Ph. D. in Statistics from University of Warwick in 1987. Professor of Statistics at UFRJ since 1996.

Supervises M. Sc. and Ph.D. students. Visiting lecturer of a few Universities in Brazil (USP, IMPA and UFPE) and abroad (London, Rome, Madrid, Milan, Vienna, Connecticut and Duke) and colaborador honorífico of Universidade Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Author of the books Monte Carlo Markov Chain: Stochastic Simulation for Bayesian Inference, published by Chapman and Hall in 1997 (1st. edition) and 2006 (2nd. edition, com Hedibert F. Lopes) and Statistical Inference: an Integrated Approach (with Helio S. Migon), published by Arnold in 1999. Papers published in many statistical journals including Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B, Biometrika, Applied Statistics and Journal of Multivariate Analysis.

Opening Lecturer at the 2004 World Meeting of Intern. Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) and invited lecturer at the 8th. Intern. Valencia Meeting on Bayesian Statistics (2006) and 17th Intern. Workshop on Statistical Modeling (2002) and at various scientific meetings in Brazil. Visiting lecturer at Carlos III-Madrid (2007), Connecticut (2002), University College London (1994) and Duke (1992). Invited seminars at many universities in Brazil (USP, UNICAMP, UnB, UFMG, UFRGS, UFPE, UFSCar, UFRN, UFBA, UFPR, UFPb, IMPA and PUC) and abroad (London, Oxford, Bath, Lancaster, Warwick, Washington, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Chicago, Maryland, Munich, Trondheim, Rome, Madrid, Milan and Valencia).

Associate Editor of Statistical Modeling, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Journal of the Portuguese Statistical Society and Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics and ex-member of the Advisory Board of Bayesian Analysis. Former member of the Boards of Advisors of ISBA (International Society for Bayesian Analysis) and ABE (Brazilian Statistical Association). Organizer of the 1st. Brazilian congress on Item Response Theory, the 14th. Brazilian Simposium on Probability and Statistics in 2000, the 4th. Brazilian School of Time Series and Econometrics in 1991 and the International Workshop on Hierarchical Modelling in 1993.

Current research interests include dynamic models, item response thoery, spatial statistics, survival analysis, stochastic simulation, econometrics and Bayesian inference.

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