Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Advisor

CONABIO

Jul 2014 – Present Mexico City

I primarily work in a project for biodiversity monitoring based on large scale in situ collections of sound, photographs, and videos.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise and participate in the development of statistical models, for example, the modeling of ecological integrity with Bayesian belief networks.
  • Develop R packages and shiny applications meant to analyze sounds, to generate automatic reports, and to visualize the information stored in our databases.
 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer

ITAM

Jan 2014 – Present Mexico City

Courses Taught:

  • MSc Data Science: Computational Statistics, Multivariate Statistics.
  • BSc Mathematics/BSc Actuarial Sciences: Exploratory Data Analysis and Survey Sampling.

Undergraduate Thesis Advisor:

  • Andres Sanudo. Analysis of the demand for parking space in Mexico City, BSc in Mathematics, 2015.

 
 
 
 
 

Data Analyst

LQL

Jun 2009 – Mar 2011 Mexico City

LQL is a consulting firm focused in marketing research and predictive modeling.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performed analysis of survey data (market segmentation, conjoint analysis) and participated in survey design.
  • Designed and implemented automatic reports for survey based studies.
  • Developed computational tools in R and Python to improve the efficiency of the analysis area.

Projects

In Mexico quick-counts take place whenever major elections take place. For the quick-counts a probabilistic sample of polling stations is selected in advance and estimates are presented in the election night. The complete samples are rarely available to publish the results in a timely manner hence the results are announced using partial samples which have biases. We developed a Bayesian hierarchical model that includes demographic and geographic covariates, the model reduces the biases associated to such covariates. Here we explain the model in detail and here is an R package with the model implementation.

Teaching

Notes for a 3-4 day introductory workshop to R for data analysis. Here is the workshop site and here is the GitHub repository. I have taught this workshop (sometimes as part of a larger program) at ITAM, CONABIO, SAI, OXFAM Mexico, GNP and COLMEX.

I teach a course in Computational Statistics for the master programs in Data Science and in Computer Science at ITAM. Felipe González and I developed the syllabus and I developed (and yearly update) the class notes. Here is the course site and here is the GitHub repository with the class notes.

I taught a course in Exploratory Data Analysis and Survey Sampling for bachelors in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences at ITAM. I am in the process of uploading the material (developed by Felipe Gonzalez).

I taught a course in Multivariate Statistics (covering Bayesian Networks, Markov Random Fields HMMs, hierarchical models,..) for the master program in Data Science at ITAM. Felipe González and I developed the syllabus and the class notes. I am in the process of updating the course resources, here is an outdated Github repository.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

A review of probability with simulation and an introduction to Bayesian Networks with R.

R-Ladies CDMX: what we do and how to get involved.

Present the work of the DGPI team in CONABIO: automatic land cover monitoring based on satelite images and biodiversity monitoring …

We developed multilevel regression models to estimate the election results based on a random sample of polling stations. The …

A quick introduction to R with the tidyverse, hands-on talk with attendees running code.