Marcos Barreto

Marcos E. Barreto

Teaching Professor of Data Science

London School of Economics and
Political Science (LSE)

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I am an Assistant Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I teach Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Distributed Computing for Big Data, and Databases at postgraduate and graduate levels. I am also the Head Class Teacher for the Programming for Data Science course in the BSc Data Science and Business Analytics online programme offered by University of London.

I am involved in teaching and research activities at the Data Science research group, as well as an Affiliate with the LSE Data Science Institute. I am also an Associate Researcher at CIDACS (FIOCRUZ Bahia), a data linkage and analytics centre in northeast Brazil conducting epidemiological studies over massive population-based cohorts comprising socioeconomic and healthcare governmental data; and at the CPA-IA - Centre of Applied Research on Artificial Intelligence for Industry (SENAI-CIMATEC Bahia, Brazil).


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Linkage & Analytics
  • Data Science
  • High-Performance Computing


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, 2020-2021

    Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Data Science, 2017-2018

    Newton International Fellow (The Royal Society, UK)

    University College London (UCL)

  • PhD in Computer Science, 2010

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2000

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

  • BSc in Informatics, 1997

    Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA)



Assistant Professorial Lecturer

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Dec. 2020 - current London, UK

Associate Researcher

Institute of Health Informatics, University College London

Nov. 2016 – Nov. 2018 London, UK
Post-doctoral researcher (Newton International Fellowships - The Royal Society - UK).
Addressing heterogeneity and uncertainty in big data linkage. Prof. Spiros Denaxas (supervisor).

Associate Researcher

Centre of Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (CIDACS / FIOCRUZ Bahia)

Nov. 2016 - current Salvador, Brazil

Associate Professor

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

Aug. 2010 – Dec. 2020 Salvador, Brazil

Assistant Professor

La Salle University

Mar. 1998 – Apr. 2010 Canoas, Brazil

Assistant Professor

Lutheran University

Mar. 1998 – Oct. 2000 Canoas, Brazil



Decolonising data science teaching and assessment

LSE Eden Centre - IEAP Fellowships

Design and validation of personalised risk prediction models over Brazilian health care data

The Royal Society (UK) - Newton International Fellowship Follow-on Funding

Standardisation of wearable-based algorithms for healthcare applications in developing countries

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) - Frontiers of Engineering - Seed Funding

IMAPI - Early Childhood Friendly Municipal Index

Gates Foundation - Grand Challenges Brazil: Data Science Approaches

The 100 million Brazilian linked data and datacentre

Wellcome Trust - Biomedical Resources Grant

Treating heterogeneity and uncertainty in data integration: case study on Brazilian databases

The Royal Society (UK) - Newton International Fellowships

Integrating socioeconomic and health data to combat malaria

Gates Foundation - Grand Challenges Explorations

Design of a scientific repository (data lake) for big data applications

FAPESB - Bahia State Research Agency

BAMBU - Metropolitan network for trial and innovation on future internet

FAPESB - Bahia State Research Agency

Computational infrastructure to support big data applications in Health

UFBA - Early Doctor Research Grant

JiT-Clouds: Highly scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Brazilian Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Innovation

GT-MC2: My sCientific Cloud

Brazilian Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Innovation

GT-UniT: Monitoring the BitTorrent universe

Brazilian Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Innovation

PMM: Modular multimedia platform

Brazilian Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Innovation

DECK: Parallel programming applied to cluster computing

UFRGS - CAPES MSc Fellowship

DPC++: Distributed processing in C++

UFRGS - CNPq Research Fellowship

ArMA-GAPP: Study and application of vector architectures

UFRGS - CNPq Research Fellowship