Experience

 
 
 
 
 
January 2017 – January 2019
Curitiba, PR

Technical Advisor

Municipal Government of Curitiba

Advise the Mayor and the cabinet of the Secretary for Sports, Recreation, and Youth on strategic planning, promotion, and evaluation of the municipal policy. Also to assist the municipal administration to interpret and to develop a variety of policy monitoring indicators.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a research team focused in implementing a data-driven policy evaluation and monitoring culture
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations
  • Design and analyze surveys results
  • Oversee development and maintenance of various database systems for the purpose of maintaining a participant’s history
 
 
 
 
 
February 2015 – April 2017
Brasilia, DF

Research Assistant

Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Assist the principal researcher with articulation and management of research projects and field-works. Also, to produce statistics, indicators, and bibliographic reviews.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and analyze national sample surveys
  • Prepare and develop scripts for analysis and automated reports
  • Create R and SQL scripts to read various databases
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations
  • Collect data using a semi-structured interviews with government officials

Selected projects:

  • Perfil das Comunidades Terapêuticas Brasileiras
  • Interiorização e dimensionamento da força de trabalho do MPT
 
 
 
 
 
January 2012 – December 2013
Montreal, QC

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Montreal

Responsibilities include:

  • Create R script to score technology enhanced items
  • Create and maintain databases of survey results
  • Work with content experts and educators to develop content standards and a new alternate assessment for science
 
 
 
 
 
February 2008 – December 2010
Brasilia, DF

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Brasilia

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and analyze survey data
  • Construct and analyzing electoral databases
  • Delivery analysis reports about the performance of government policies
  • Produce research reports for dissemination

Projects

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ANOVA Simplified Using R

This is a minimal set of notes and examples that form the foundation of my introduction to the analysis of variance.

Soccer Predictions Using Bayesian Mixed Effects Models

Models developed for the prediction of individual games, European domestic leagues, and the UEFA Champions League.

Cartography and Spatial Analysis

This project shows examples of how to produce maps in R, perform spatial analyses, and how to estimate centrographic statistics.

Game of Thrones Analysis

A data analysis of Game of Thrones that determines who really is the main character.

Mapping the Brexit Vote

This data project provides some insights, specially about the spacial distribution of the Leave vote across country. This project is not entirely finalized though. I still plan to overlap data from past elections and local opinion surveys data as they become available.

Mapping the Brexit Vote

This data project provides some insights, specially about the spacial distribution of the Leave vote across country. This project is not entirely finalized though. I still plan to overlap data from past elections and local opinion surveys data as they become available.

SciencesPo Package

This is a minimal set of notes and examples of using the R package SciencesPo: A Tool Set for Analyzing Political Behaviour Data.

FPTP2AV: Simulate Election Outcomes for Alternative Vote System Using the Actual FPTP Votes

This project was packaged and became a beta version for publication. The set of scripts simulates election outcomes under a different voting system. Taking First Past the Post (FPTP) votes as imputes, the package simulates hypothetical outcomes given the Alternative Vote System.

SoundexBR: Phonetic-Coding for Portuguese

This project was packaged in 2011 under the name: SoundexBR. The package provides an algorithm for decoding names into phonetic codes, as pronounced in Portuguese. The goal is for homophones to be encoded as the same representation, so that they can match despite minor differences in spelling.

Multilevel Analysis

Master dissertation submitted to the University of Brasilia, investigating the impact of campaign spending in the Brazilian elections. This work uses a lot multilevel analysis models.

Selected Publications

This article explores the causes and consequences of extreme non-viable candidacies, also known as “laranja” (orange) candidacies in …

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This article explores the causes and consequences of extreme non-viable candidacies, also known as “laranja” (orange) candidacies in …

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The ideal types constitute one of the most important methodological legacies from Max Weber (1864–1920). As Weber made clear, ideal …

Many scholars have written on money and elections, especially on how expenditures can explain the performance of the candidate. Our …

Master dissertation submitted to the University of Brasilia, investigating the impact of campaign spending in the Brazilian elections. …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

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Since 2011, the Federal Government, through the National Secretariat for Drug Policy (SENAD), funds vacancies in Therapeutic …

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President Jair Bolsonaro’s job approval ratings average 39.5% during his first quarter in office so far.

It’s important to realise that every bit of optimisation matters.

Pundits have been asking themselves over the last days if the Brazilian far-right candidate would win the election in the primary …

With Telegram, the force of R can always be with me, where I have data.

Using the American National Election Studies, compute the Effective Number of Parties in the electorate across regions and years/waves.