Dr Marcos Barreto

Dr Marcos Barreto

Assistant Professor (Education)

Department of Statistics

Room No
COL 8.10
Office Hours
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English, Portuguese
Key Expertise
Big Data Linkage & Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

About me

Marcos is an Assistant Professor (Education) in Data Science, teaching Databases, Distributed Computing for Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning. He is also coordinating capstone projects in the MSc Data Science programme.

Marcos’ research interests comprise big and multimodal data linkage and analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence applied to healthcare and socioeconomic data, and generative AI tools in education. He is affiliated with the LSE Data Science Institute, involved with teaching and research initiatives related to data science across LSE. He is also 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. Over the last 13 years, he has been involved in international cooperation projects funded by NVIDIA, Google, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, MRC UK, HDR UK, 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), northeast Brazil, preceded by another 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 Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-2018, The Royal Society, UK) at the Institute of Health Informatics. He is also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2020.

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