Research & Publications
I am currently Associate Research Scientist at Yale University, working with Prof. Chiang-shan Ray Li, MD., PhD. Previously, I was Assistant Director at LCNeuro and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, and Assistant Professor at Federal University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). I got my Bachelor in Mechatronic (Robotics) Engineering, and Ph.D. in Engineering (Probabilistic Graphical Models and Computational Statistics, supervisor Professor Fabio G. Cozman) from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I received my training in MRI in the Department of Radiology at University of Pennsylvania, as Biomedical Postdoctoral Researcher (2007-2008), and worked with Bayesian methods applied to neuroimaging. Continuing the training in fMRI, I was Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University (2008-2010), under supervision of Prof. Li in exciting projects including investigations of functional connectivity (Granger causality, regression models, Bayesian networks) of brain areas involved in cognitive control. Broadly, I am interested in addiction and cognitive control research, with particular focus on the application of machine learning and pattern recognition techniques and theoretical modeling of decision-making, as well as predictive modeling.
Education & Training
- PhDUniversity of Sao Paulo, Mechatronic/Artificial Intelligence (2005)
- Postdoctoral AssociateYale University
- Biomedical Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Pennsylvania