Experience

 
 
 
 
 
PhD Student
Apr 2021 – Present Maringá, Paraná, Brasil

I’m currently a PhD fellow on the Academic Cooperation Program in Public Security and Forensic Sciences. My main project right now is called “Network and data science applied to study corruption and organized crime.” My primary goal is to extract meaningful patterns from data on criminal activities, uncovering rules and mechanisms that govern their structure and dynamics.

 
 
 
 
 
MSc in Physics
Mar 2019 – Mar 2021 Maringá, Paraná, Brasil
Thesis: The dynamics of political corruption networks

I investigated the dynamical structure of political corruption networks through the lens of network science and data science. I was able to found surprising results, such as linearity in the evolution of community structures, patterns regarding the growth of recidivist criminals and a coalescence-like process present in the emergence of these networks. After unveiling these and many other statistical similarities between corruption networks, we proposed a model of artificial networks capable of simulating realistic political corruption networks.
 
 
 
 
 
BSc in Physics
Mar 2014 – Dec 2018 Maringá, Paraná, Brasil
Thesis: Time series analysis via complexity-entropy curves

I adopted a new parameter (embedding delay) to analyze time series from several sources. By generalizing the complexity-entropy curve approach, this analysis was useful to find periodic behaviors in noisy signals.