Mayte Suárez-Fariñas
CV

Contact Information
Phone:   (1) 212-327-8186
Fax:       (1) 212-327-7422
e-mail: mayte@babel.rockefeller.edu

Education
 
Sep 2003- Postdoctoral Studies The Rockefeller University
Center for Studies in Physics and Biology
  Research theme: Statistical Analysis of Microarray data
Supervisor: Marcelo O. Magnasco
 
Mar 1999-Feb 2003 Ph. D., Decision Support Methods Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Computational Statistics Group
  Thesis: Local-Global Neural Network: A new non-linear model for times series. Advisor: Carlos E. Pedreira
 
Mar 1997-Feb 1999 M. Sc., Statistics
 
Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Computational Statistics Group
  Thesis:  Non-Gaussian State Space Models for Count Data: Durbin-Koopman Approach.
Advisor:  Cristiano A. C. Fernandez
 
Sep 1990-Jul 1995 M. Sc. w/honors, Mathematics
(Lic. en Matemáticas )
University of Havana
School of Mathematics and Computer Scs.
  Thesis: The parametric linear complementary problem, Algorithm. Application to the solution of Multivariate Linear Regression using LS-LAD criteria
Advisors: Sira Allende and Carlos Bouza
 
Professional Experience
 
Sep 03- Postdoctoral Fellow.
Center of studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
Aug 01-Aug 03 Adjunct Professor. Electrical Engineering Department, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mar 99-Feb 03 Ph.D. Fellow, National Research Council of Brazil (CNPQ)
(attached to Computational Statistics Group, PUC-Rio)
Mar 97-Mar 99
 
M. Sc. Fellow, Ministry of Education of Brazil (CAPES)
(attached to Computational Statistics Group, PUC-Rio)
Aug 95-Mar 97 Researcher at the National Center for Clinical Trials (CENCEC), Havana, Cuba.
Department of Design, Analysis and Data Processing
See list of Consultancies in page 2
 
Awards and Fellowships
-        Frederick Seitz Felowship from Rockefeller University.
-        Woman in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship from Rockefeller University, Sep 2003 - one year.
-        National Ph.D Fellowship, Brazilian National Research Council (CNPQ), Mar 1999 - 4 years.
-        National MsC. Fellowship, Brazilian Ministry of Education (CAPES), Mar 1997 - 2 years
-        Abel Award (Best MSc Thesis), University of Havana, School of Mathematics and Computer Scs. 1995
-        Diploma de Oro (graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honor), University of Havana. 1995

 

Publications
 
Book Chapters
-         Suárez-Fariñas, M. and Magnasco, M.(2005). Comparing microarrays studies. Humana Press. In press
 
Peer-reviewed Journals:
1.         Suárez-Fariñas M., Pellegrino, M., Wittkowski, K. and Magnasco, M. (2005). Harshlight: a “corrective make-up” program for microarray chips.  Submitted
2.         Lim, D., Suárez-Fariñas, M., Naef, F., Patil N., Magnasco, M., Alvarez-Buylla, A.(2005). Biological Insights from the transcriptional profiles of adult subventricular zone (SVZ) neurogenesis. Submmited.
3.        Suárez-Fariñas, M., Noggle, S., Heke, M., Brinvalou, A., Magnasco, M.(2005). How to compare microarray studies: the case of human embryonic stem cells. BMC Genomics, 6:99.
4.         Suárez-Fariñas, M., Haider, A., Wittkowski, K.(2005). Harshlighting small blemishes on microarrays. BMC BioInformatics, 6:65.
5.         Suárez-Fariñas, M. Pedreira, C.E., and Medeiros, M.(2004). Linear Local-Global Neural Networks: A new non-linear approach for times series modelling. Journal of American Statistical Association, vol.99, no.458, pp. 1092-1107(16).
6.         Suárez-Fariñas, M., Sousa, R., Souza, R. (2004). A methodology to filter time Series. Application in minute-to-minute electric load series.  Journal of the Brazilian Operations Research Society, vol.24, no.3, pp 355-371.
7.         Fariñas, M. and Pedreira, C.E.(2002). Missing Data Interpolation By Using Local-Global Neural Networks. Engineering Intelligent Systems for Electrical engerneering and Comunications, vol.10, no.2 85:91.
8.         Pedreira, C.E., Fariñas, M. and Pedroza, L.C.(2001).  Local-Global Neural Networks - An application to the problem of missing values. (in Portuguese) Learning and Non Linear Models. Journal of the Brazilian Society for Neural Networks, no.1.
9.         Barbosa, M.E., Beltrão, K., Fernandes C., Santos, D., Suárez, M., Andrade, A.C.(2001). SAEB - National System for Evaluation of the Basic Education:  objectives, characteristics and contributions in efficient school research. (In Portuguese). Brazilian Journal of Population Studies, vol.18, n.1.
10.      Allende S., Bouza, C., Garcet, S. and Suárez, M. (1997). The parametric linear complementary problem, Algorithm of solution. Cuban Journal of Operations Research. vol.18, no.1-3, pp 11-56.
11.      Suárez M., Garcet, S., Allende S. and Bouza, C. (1997). Learning in an artificial neuronal network through linear regression curve fitting. Cuban Journal of Operations Research. Havana, Cuba, vol.17, no.1-3, pp 55-60.
 
Full paper in Peer-reviewed Proceedings of Scientific Meetings
1.         Suárez-Fariñas, M., Haider A., Wittkowski, K.(2004). U-Statistics for Microarray: Normalization, Signal Value Estimation, Gene Expression Profiles, in ASA Proceeding of the Join Statistical Meeting. Toronto, August 2004.
2.         Fariñas, M., Pedreira, C.E., and Medeiros, M.(2003). Modelling time series trough Linear Local-Global Neural Networks, in Proceedings of VI Neural Network Brazilian Congress, Sao Paulo, June 2003.
3.         Fariñas, M. and Pedreira, C.E.(2003). Mixture of Experts and Local-Global Neural Networks, in Proceeding of the 11th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Bruges, April 2003.
4.         Fariñas, M., Sousa, R., Souza, R.(2002). A methodology to filter time Series. Application in minute-to-minute electric load series” (In Portuguese), in Proceedings of Latin-American Congress of Operation Research XI CLAIO, Concepción Chile, November 2002 and Proceedings of Brazilian Symposium of Operation Research - XXXIV SOBRAPO, Rio de Janeiro, October 2002.
5.         Fariñas, M. and Pedreira, C.E.(2001). Mixture of Experts with Local-Global Neural Networks, in Proceedings of V Simposio Brasileiro de Redes Neurais, Canela, November 2001.
6.         Fariñas, M. and  Pedreira, C.E.(2001). Local-Global Neural Networks for Interpolation, in the Proceedings of the International Conference of Artificial Neural Nets and Genetic Algorithms, Prague, Czech Republic. Ed. NewYork: Springer Computer Science. April 2001.
7.          Pedreira, C.E., Fariñas, M. e Pedroza, L.C. Local-Global Neural Networks - An application to the problem of missing values (in Portuguese) in Proceedings of V Neural Network Brazilian Congress, Rio de Janeiro, April 2001.
8.         Barbosa, M.E., Fernandes, C., Fariñas, M., Beltrão, K. e Santos, D.(2001). Multilevel Models Applied on Educational Data Assessment: A comparative Analysis of Brazilian Regions, in Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Multilevel Analysis. Amsterdam, April 2001.
9.         Suárez M. The GKS method extension for sample size calculation in comparative experiments with k groups and polynomial variables, in Proceedings of the 3o International Conference on Operation Research, Havana, Cuba, March 1997.

Abstracts in Proceedings of Scientific Meetings:
1.         Suárez-Fariñas, M., Noggle, S., Heke, M., Brinvalou, A., Magnasco, M.(2005). How to compare microarray studies: the case of human embryonic stem cells.  Functional Genomics Conference, NIH, Washington D.C. April, 2005.
2.         Fariñas, M., Pedreira, C.E. e Souza, R.C. A Strategy for filtering time series for electric load, in Annals of 9o Time Series and Econometric School. Belo Horizonte, Brazil, August, 2001.
3.         Fariñas, M. and Fernandes, C. Time Series Count Data Based on the State Space Form: A Comparison, in Proceedings of the ISF'2000 The 20th International Symposium on forecasting. Lisbon, Portugal, June 2000.
4.         Fariñas, M. and Fernandes C. State Space Model for Count Data Durbin-Koopman Approach, in Proceeding of Time Series and econometrics meeting. Nova Friburgo, Brazil. July 1999.
5.         Fariñas M. and Fernandes, C. Non-Gaussian Models for Count Data: Durbin-Koopman Approach, in Proceedings of the XXX Brazilian Symposium of Operation Research. Curitiba, Brazil, November 1998.
6.         Abad, A., Suárez M., Santana,S., Fernandez,E. Software for sample size calculation in medical research, in Proceedings of the International Congress TecBioMed'96: "Technology, Biomedical Equipment and Automation”, Havana, Cuba, November 1996.
7.         Allende S., Bouza, C. Suárez M. and Garcet, S.  “The parametric linear complementary problem, Solution Algorithm.”  In Proceedings of the 2o International Conference on Operation Research, Havana, Cuba. October1995.
8.         Allende S., Bouza, C. Suárez M. and Garcet, S. Learning in an artificial neuronal network through linear regression curve fitting” in Proceedings of the 2o International Conference on Operation Research, Havana, Cuba. October 1995.
 
Teaching Experience
Courses:
-        Theory of Probability and Statistics. Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Mar 2001- Jul 2003.
-        Course on Mathematics and Statistics. Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro,  1st semester/1997
-        Course on the SPSS statistic package, National Center of Clinical Trials, Havana, Cuba, 1996.
-        Graduate Course "Basic Course on Clinical Trial", National Center for Medical Improvement (CENAPEM), Havana, Cuba. Sep-Nov 1996
-        Course on Probability and Statistics, National Center of Clinical Trials. Havana, Cuba. 1995-1996
-        Course on Linear Algebra, Biology School, University of Havana. 1994-1995
 
Shared supervision of the following work:
-           M. Sc. Thesis (Licenciatura) “Diagnosis of Human micoplasma by molecular biology techniques " Biology School, University of Havana, Cuba, May 1996.
-           M. Sc. Thesis (Licenciatura) "Discrimination of breast tumors grade" Biology of School, University of Havana, Cuba, Apr 1996.
-           Supervisor of the course project "A Study of the concordance between two diagnosis methods: Diramic and Kirpy-Bauer" School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Havana, Cuba, Jul 1996.
-           Master Thesis "Utilization of magnetic-therapy in the treatment of anxiety", School of Medicine, University of Havana, Cuba, Jan 1997.
 
Projects and Consulting
 
1.          Consulting “Rural Education Profile” World Bank - Research Institute of Applied Economic (IPEA). Nov 2003 - Jun 2003. Brazil
2.          River flow and electric load forecasting system”. Modeling and Development of a computer system to implement both monthly electric forecasts and river flow forecasts for all electricity distribution companies in Brazil. Developed for Petrobrás - Brazilian Petroleum Company. Oct 2002 - Jul 2003
3.          Linear Algebra for economists using Matlab” Matlab routines were developed for a tutorial course of Linear Algebra as complement for the book “Linear Algebra for Economists” by Carlos E. Pedreira and Regina Posternak. Developed for OPENCADD/Matlab. Nov 2002 - Jun 2003.
4.          Project: “New Ventures Financing Project”, Genesis Institute, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2001 - 2002.
5.          Saeb 99 -National System of assessment of elementary and high school students”. Ministry of Education and Culture - UNESCO, Brazil, 2000.
6.          “Cahora” Project: Models for short-term electricity load. for the National Agency of Electrical System (ONS), Electric Research Center (CEPEL) and Catholic University, Brazil. May 1999-Jun 2000. Consumption forecasting and development of a computer system to implement minute-to-minute forecasts for the Brazilian electricity system.
7.          Maxwell Project of Education at distance. Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov 1999 - Nov 2001.
8.          Consulting "Models for times series forecasting” for AB Consulting. Jul 1999-Nov 1999.
9.          Project: “Saeb’ 97 -National System of assessment of elementary and high school students” for Ministry of Education and Culture - UNESCO, Brazil, 1998.
10.      Project “First childhood education” for Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistic (IBGE)-Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1998.
11.      Consulting “Proportional Risk model to forecast banking bankruptcies” to Janot sa. 1998
12.      Consulting “Market research on identification of client profile” for La Mole sa.  1997.
13.      Project "Sample size calculation in the most common experimental designs in medical research, Implementation". National Center of Clinical Trials - Cuban Academy of Sciences, Havana, 1996 - 1997.
14.      Project “Weather and Health” Weather Institute of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, Havana, 1994.
 
Additional Courses
-      Survey Analysis. Lectured by prominent Brazilian researchers. 2002, Rio de Janeiro, 2002
-      Item Response Theory. Lectured by Theo van Batenburg from University of Groningen (Netherlands). PUC-Rio, 2002
-      Non linear models. Lectured by Timo Teräsvirta from Stockholm School of Economics. PUC-Rio, 2002.
-      2nd Good Clinical Practice Workshop. York Medical Inc. November 1996, Havana
-      Good Clinical Practice Workshop. York Medical Inc. April 1996, Havana
-      Workshop on Clinical Trial. September 1995, Havana, Cuba.
 
Computer skills
-        Statistical Softwares and/or language: Matlab, R, S+, Ox, SPSS, Stata and I had also used Statistica MLWin, Stamp, Eviews, Forecast (Master and Pro).
-        Familiar with Unix and Windows environments
 
Professional Organizations
-        American Statistical Association.
-        New York Academy of Science
Past Memberships
-        International Institute of Forecasters.
-        Brazilian Neural Network Society
-        Brazilian Statistical Society
Organization Committee of the V Neural Network Brazilian Congress, Rio de Janeiro, April, 2001.
 
Languages
Spanish - native language
English - fluent
Portuguese - fluent
 
 
Mayte Suárez Fariñas