Short Personal Interview
How did you get to INESC-ID?
Master thesis at IST
highly supportive, particularly team-, staff- and logistic-wise. Impeccable project support, HR contracting, budget execution facilities, access to legal opinion, acquisition processes, and formalization of bilateral agreements.
Research project(s) under development
How would you explain in the most accessible and least technical language possible, what is the application / expected results of this (these) project (s)?
Biomedical data analysis for disease study, therapeutics and prognostics (primary research); Urban data analysis to assist mobility planning; Sensor data analysis for detecting fault behavior in utility supply/distribution systems; Spatiotemporal data analysis to optimize resource allocation
Tell us about your favorite project so far (or one of them)?
Multi-omic data analysis to identify the frontiers between psychiatric disorders, especially psychotic (such as schizophrenia) and affective (such as bipolar disease), and assess the adequacy of molecular therapies (specially antipsychotic drugs and mood stabilizers) at a personalized level.
What are the biggest challenges of working in research in this area?
Maybe time. The necessary time for validating therapeutic possibilities and translating the contributions into the daily clinical practice.
What book are you currently reading?
“Cada um vê o que quer num molho de couves” by Isabel Abecassis Empis
How would you explain to your child (or your parents or grandparents) what your job is? How do you explain what means to be a researcher in this area?
Study diseases, especially mental illnesses, dementia, and cancer, in order to offer better therapies for restoring our natural states of health and well-being.
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Training / Research Area(s)
Machine Learning, Data Science, Epigenetics, Health Informatics
INESC-ID Scientific Area