Marcos is an Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Data Science, teaching Distributed Computing for Big Data (ST446), Artificial Intelligence (ST449), Deep Learning (ST456) and Databases (ST207). He is also coordinating Capstone projects (ST498) in the MSc Data Science programme and is an affiliate with the LSE Data Science Institute, involved with teaching and research initiatives related to data science across LSE.
Before joining LSE, Marcos worked for 10 years as an associate professor at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), northeast Brazil, preceded by other 12 years as assistant professor in private universities in south Brazil. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (2010, UFRGS, Brazil) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Data Science (2018, UCL, London), where he also worked as a Newton International Post-Doctoral Researcher (2016-2018, The Royal Society, UK) at the Institute of Health Informatics.
Marcos’ research interests comprise high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and big data linkage and analytics. He is an associate researcher at CIDACS (Centre for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health), managed by FIOCRUZ (Salvador, Brazil), where he contributes to bespoke data linkage tools supporting the design of massive population-based cohorts; and associate researcher at the Applied Research Centre in Artificial Intelligence for Industry (SENAI-CIMATEC, Brazil). Over the last 10 years, he has been involved in several international cooperation projects funded by NVIDIA, Google. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MRC, Wellcome Trust, Royal Academy of Engineering, and The Royal Society.