Biography

I am Assistant Professor of Physics at the Universidade Estadual de Maringá (Brazil) and co-head of the research group Complex-Lab.

My research focuses on data analysis of complex systems and aims to address a large spectrum of problems related to social, biological and physical systems through the lens of Physics, Data Science and Statistics. Examples of such problems include the characterization of relationships between violent crimes and urban metrics, the underlying mechanisms of population-level learning, statistical aspects of sports competitions, the different mechanisms leading to anomalous diffusion, and also the investigation of earth-related systems such as lightning and earthquakes.

I have published my works in leading scientific journals of the statistical physics community as well as in interdisciplinary journals, some of these papers were also featured in several news websites. I am Associate Editor in the section Social Physics of the journal Frontiers in Physics and Academic Editor for PLOS ONE.

Academic Positions

  • present2015

    Assistant Professor of Physics

    Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Departamento de Física

  • 20152014

    Assistant Professor of Physics

    Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Departamento de Física

  • 20142013

    Post Doctoral Fellow

    Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Departamento de Física

  • 20122011

    Visiting Scholar

    Northwestern University, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. 2012

    Ph.D. in Physics

    Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Departamento de Física

  • M.Sc. 2010

    Master's Degree in Physics

    Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Departamento de Física

  • B.Sc. 2009

    Bachelor of Science in Physics

    Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Departamento de Física