I was born in Brazil in 1986 and I grew up in a small town called Penápolis. In 2005 I moved to Maringá where I completed my Undergraduate Degree in Physics (2009) at Universidade Estadual de Maringá. Upon graduation, I joined the Graduate Program of Physics at the same university, where I got my M.Sc. (2010) and Ph.D. (2012) in Physics. During my Ph.D., I spent six months working with Luis Amaral at Northwestern University in Evanston, a small city close to Chicago. Currently, I am Assistant Professor of Physics and faculty member of the Graduate Program of Physics (working with the group complex-uem) at Universidade Estadual de Maringá (Brazil).
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 unique lens of the Statistical Physics and by employing tools from 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’m Associate Editor in the section Social Physics of the journal Frontiers in Physics and Academic Editor for PLOS ONE.