Hi everyone,

My name is Luís Gustavo Silva e Silva. Yes, I have double Silva in my surname. Perhaps, most of you do not know, but in Brazil is quite common we have two surnames, some people have more than two. Usually, the first one comes from the mother’s surname, and the last one comes from the father’s surname. I’m Mineiro, so I love torresmo and obviously the Minas’ food.

I obtained a Ph.D. and a Master in Statistics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), with a thesis about “COWORDS: A Probabilistic Model for Text Visualization” and “New tools for visualization of georeferenced data: an integration between R and Google Maps.” I worked in the private sector as a data scientist for marketing and as Research Fellow at the University of Minas Gerais on health and social statistics. During my assignments, I implemented various statistical projects ranging from the development of predictive models in a Hadoop environment to pattern detection on health data using machine learning techniques. My master thesis received an award in 2013 Prêmio de Incentivo em Ciência e Tecnologia para o SUS (Science and technology incentive award for the Brazilian Unified Health System).

I had the opportunity to work with great researchers, such as Prof. Renato Assunção who was my advisor during my master and Ph.D. degrees at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Prof. Antônio Ribeiro who I worked on the project called by “Bigdata e tele-eletrocardiografia: um estudo com a coorte eletrônica dos eletrocardiogramas da Rede de Teleassistência de Minas Gerais”. I worked recently with Prof. Marcos Prates in the InfoSAS Research Project funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. The aim was to develop an automatic system to carry out surveillance and monitoring of health benefits payments by the central government. The project’s purpose is to detect anomalies and possible frauds in Brazil’s Health System.