Hi there,

I am a Uruguayan fulbrighter, economist, and statistician. In 2019 I joined the Statistics Department of Iowa State University as a PhD Student in the Statistics program. I am currently a RA working with CSAFE.

I am interested in statistical modeling, policy evaluation and machine learning applications especially those that can be used to improve public policy.

  • Machine Learning
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Policy evaluation
  • PhD in Statistics, 2024

    Iowa State University

  • MS in Statistics, 2021

    Iowa State University

  • MS in Mathematical Engineering, 2019


  • BSc in Statistics, 2018


  • BSc in Economics, 2013





Graduate Research Assistant
May 2020 – Present Iowa
  • Developed code for simulation experiments in statistical foundations and applied machine learning in forensic settings.
  • Implemented performance metrics to evaluate Score Likelihood Ratios.
  • Develop a new ensemble approach for the common source problem using sampling to remedy the complex dependence structure.
  • Presented at leading conferences (ASA- JSM, AAFS).
  • Invited speaker in Departmental Research Seminar (South Dakota State University)
Iowa State University
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Iowa State University
Aug 2019 – May 2020 Iowa

As a graduate student, I assisted in the following courses:

  • Stat 326: Intro to business statistics II (Spring 2020).
  • Stat 526: Applied Statistical Modeling (Fall 2019).
Inter-American Development Bank
External Consultant
Apr 2016 – Aug 2019
  • Led a team of five consultants in data collection efforts across Latina America and the Caribbean.
  • Created a unique database of government expenditure in citizen security
  • Provided new insights to government agencies in more than eight countries using statistical analysis.
  • Participated in program design and evaluation. Impact evaluation and cost analysis.
  • Collaborated in IADB Flagship publication, authored several technical reports and one refereed article.
  • Developed a machine learning algorithm to prevent revictimization in domestic violence using data from multiple agencies.
Research Assistant & Consulting
Mar 2013 – Apr 2016
  • Provided consultancy services for government agencies and industry.
  • Developed scoring tools for banking institutions and
  • Assisted in sampling design and survey implementation.
  • Conducted impact evaluation of policy.
  • Authored technical reports and referred articles.

Awards and Scholarships

Statistical Significance Award
Awarded second place in 2022 JSM Statistical Significance Competition
See certificate
Fulbright scholarship
Received scholarship jointly sponsored by Fulbright (US) and ANII (Uruguay).
National Graduate Scholarship
Received the national graduate scholarship from ANII (Uruguay).

Recent Posts

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