Born in the city of Araraquara, São Paulo but obtained my higher education in Ribeirão Preto, where I have lived ever since. My personal interests include history, fantasy (in gaming, literature and worldbuilding), music theory, machine learning and neuroscience. When not working, I spend quite some time browsing & answering questions in Cross-Validated, occasionally in Wikipedia, but not so much these days. Amateur mandolinist in the spare time.
I have a deep interest in describing, understanding and predicting brain dynamics in vivo through neuroimaging and statistical analyses.
I also have a particular interest in fusing modern machine learning with brain imaging. Machine learning has made many in-roads into neuroscience, and probably will continue to do so in the following years. On the other hand of the spectrum, in neuroradiology the first machine learning-based solutions are starting to be approved for clinical uses.
Particularly, I believe there are promising results in a few areas of research that warrant more attention:
Physics-informed model-based inversion (to accelerate acquisition and processing)
Deeper models in the study of individual differences in behavior & cognition
Architectures tailored to neuroimaging data
Optimal control and neuroimaging fusion in autonomous diagnostic/theranostic systems
Bachelor's in Medical Physics (2012-2015) – University of São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
Master's in Physics Applied to Medicine and Biology (2016-2017) – University of São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
Doctorate in Physics Applied to Medicine and Biology (2018-current) – University of São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
2018: Travel Stipend Award for the 2018 OHBM Annual Meeting in Singapore, Organization for Human Brain Mapping.
2017: ISMRM Abstract Merit Award - Summa Cum Laude, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
Neuroimaging, specially functional and anatomical magnetic resonance imaging
Fluent in Julia, R, Matlab, Python