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I am André Victor Ribeiro Amaral, a Ph.D. student at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Statistics Department. I am a Geospatial Statistics and Health Surveillance Research Group member, advised by Dr. Paula Moraga. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Statistics in August 2020 at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), advised by Dr. Roger Silva. My main research interests include Spatio-temporal Modeling with Applications in Infectious Diseases and Bayesian Methods of Inference. Feel free to email me at or