Biography

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.

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

Awards and Grants

  • 2018
    Publons 2018 Peer Review Awards: Top 1% in Field

  • 2018
    Outstanding Reviewer (Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications)

  • 2016
    CNPq - Bolsa Produtividade Nível 2 (Research Fellowship)

  • 2015
    Outstanding Reviewer (Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications)

  • 2014
    CNPq - Edital Universal (Research Grant)

  • 2013
    Post Doctoral Fellowship (Capes/Fundação Araucária)

  • 2011
    Best poster award - ECCS'11 - European Conference on Complex Systems 2011 (Springer Verlag, CeMSIIS and Medical University of Vienna)

  • 2010
    Doctoral Fellowship (Capes)