I was born in Xalapa, México. I got my BSc in Actuarial Science from UNAM. Later, I obtained a MSc in Statistics from CIMAT/Universidad de Guanajuato, México. I wrote my thesis under the supervision of Dr. Andrés Christen-Gracia. After getting my degree, I worked for two years as a statistical analyst at MD Anderson Cancer Center; that gave me the opportunity to obtain experience in statistical consulting while being involved in research, more specifically, in Bayesian methods for Pharmacokinetics. In 2005, I decided to pursue a doctorate. I was truly fortunate to work on my PhD under the supervision of Sayan Mukherjee and Robert L. Wolpert at Duke University. My thesis project involved applying ideas of Computational Topology and Random Geometric Graphs to graphical modelling. After getting my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University with Edoardo M. Airoldi, where I started working on social network data. From 2015 to 2017, I held the position of research associate at University College London, where I was mentored by Patrick Wolfe and Sofia Olhede. I held an appointment as a lecturer at Lancaster University from 2017 to 2021. I started at my current post on January 2022.
Topics of Interest
- Bayesian models for network data
- Graphical models
- Applications of Geometry to Statistics