About me

I am a statistician and data scientist. My overarching interests and expertise revolve around finding patterns and understanding mechanisms and processes behind complex data (e.g., stock market, behavioral, ecological, epidemiological, and health data), how these processes and mechanisms change across different spatial and temporal scales, and what are their roles in data patterns formation?

I am theoretical ecologist and mathematical biologist as well and I am interested in understanding the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms and processes behind biological diversity and how they change across different organismal organization (e.g. from an individual cell to an ecosystem level) and spatial (e.g. local to global) during {eco-evo} temporal scales. What are the roles of dispersal, interactions (e.g. parasitism, intra/inter-competition, predation), fitness (e.g. demographic, functional, behavioral) and its plasticity (inter-individual variability), density regulation, and environmental conditions variability (spatial and temporal)?

To answer these questions, I deploy a variety of mathematical, statistical, computational, and machine learning tools and technics to model complex data into quasi-realistic and interpretable level that allows advancement of our understanding about systems dynamics, functionality, evolvability and predictability.

Currently working with Prof. Frederic Guichard (McGill University) and Prof. Marie-Josee Fortin (University of Toronto) exploring the role of community structure and dispersal coupling among different habitats affect (1) the emergence of pattern at biogeographic scale and (2) the consequences of these patterns on persistence and stability of coastal populations and communities in fragmented habitats resulting for marine reserve networks. My Ph.D thesis aim to disentangle the complex interactions between species pelagic traits and physical ocean currents, the different pathways throughout which climate change can affect such interactions, and proposes a new framework for marine protected areas robust to varying environmental conditions including climate change.