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PhD in Mathematics with emphasis on Statistics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2009)
MSc in Economics, Nova School of Business and Economics (2009)
BSc in Mathematics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2004)

Here is a link to my Curriculum Vitæ

QS Top 50 under 50 ranks Universidade Nova de Lisboa as one of the leading young universities in the world, and
the Financial Times ranks Nova School of Business and Economics as one of the leading business schools in Europe.

Selected Awards & Honours

TWAS (Academy of Sciences for the Developing World)—Young Scientist Prize (2015)
International Statistical Institute—Elected Member (2014)
American Statistical Association—Young Researcher Award, Section on Risk Analysis (2011)
International Association for Statistical Computing—ERS IASC Young Researcher Award (2008)

Professional Experience

Before moving to the UK I was employed by the:
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2012‒2016): Assistant Professor (2012‒2015) and Associate Professor (2016).
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2010‒2012): Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer.
Banco de Portugal (2009‒2010): Visiting researcher at the Portuguese Central Bank.
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2009): where I started lecturing.
In an attempt to sharpen my applied skills, and my problem-solving abilities, I have also been developing some consulting on statistical modeling on the side (2004‒∞).

According to QS World University Rankings 2019, PUC Chile is ranked #1 in Latin America; the University of Edinburgh and EPFL are respectively ranked as #18 and #22 in the world.


Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association (Case Studies)
Associate Editor, Annals of Applied Statistics
Associate Editor, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis
Associate Editor, Statistics and Public Policy
Editor, Bernoulli News


R package ASSA
R package extremis
R package spearmanCI


Articles: Annals of Applied Statistics, Bernoulli, Biometrika, Communications in Statistics—Theory and Methods, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Extremes, Journal of Applied Probability, Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, Journal of the American Statistical Association
Books: Palgrave Texts in Econometrics
Funding: Czech Science Foundation, FWO (Research Foundation Flanders), CONICYT (Chilean NSF)

Collaborating & Supporting