Holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1992), a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1995) and PhD in Quantitative Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington (1999). He was associate professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (2001-2003) and Visiting Researcher at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (2003 to 2008). Flávio was a postdoctoral researcher at the Gulbenkian Institute of Science, in Portugal, between 2008 and 2010. In 2010, he joined the School of Applied Mathematics at Fundação Getulio Vargas, where he is currently an Associate Professor and develops research in the area of mathematical, statistical and computational modeling of infectious diseases.
Areas of interest:
- Mathematical modeling of complex population dynamics: spread of epidemics, propagation of beliefs in populations, etc.
- Bayesian inference applied to mathematical models
- Computational simulations and scientific computing
- Mining and data visualization
- Knowledge Representation