Dr Marcos Barreto

Dr Marcos Barreto

Assistant Professorial Lecturer

Department of Statistics

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Big Data Linkage & Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

About me

Marcos is an Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Data Science, responsible for teaching Distributed Computing for Big Data (ST446), Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning (ST449) and Databases (ST207). Marcos is also coordinating Capstone projects (ST498) in the MSc in Data Science course. 

Marcos’ research interests comprise topics related to models and tools for heterogeneous high-performance computing, cloud robotics, and data linkage and analytical tools for massive datasets. Since 2013, Marcos has acting as an associate researcher at CIDACS (Centre for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health), managed by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, where he led the design of bespoke data linkage tools supporting the design of the 100 Million Brazilian Cohort, a dataset of more than 114 million individuals linked to social protection programmes and health care data. He has also been involved in several international cooperation projects funded by NVIDIA, Google.org. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MRC, Wellcome Trust, Royal Academy of Engineering and The Royal Society.

Before joining LSE, Marcos worked for 10 years as an associate professor at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil, preceded by other 12 years as assistant professor in some private universities in south Brazil. He completed his PhD in Computer Science in 2010 and got a postgraduate certificate in Health Data Science from University College London (2018), where he also worked as an associate researcher (post-doctoral fellow) between 2016 and 2018.