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Education Profile

  • Ph.D. in Statistics. Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brazil.  (2012)
  • M.S. in Statistics. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. (2008)
  • B.S. in Statistics. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. (2006)

Wagner Barreto-Souza is a Research Scientist of the KAUST Biostatistics Group headed by Prof. Hernando Ombao.

Early Career

Professor of Statistics, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (2013-2020)

Selected Publications

Barreto-Souza, W., Ombao, H. (2021). The negative binomial process: A tractable model with composite-likelihood based inference. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics. In Press.
Bastos, F.S., Barreto-Souza, W., Genton, M. (2021). A generalized Heckman model with varying sample selection bias and dispersion parameters. Statistica Sinica. In Press. doi: 10.5705/ss.202021.0068
Piancastelli, L.S.C., Barreto-Souza, W., Mayrink, V.D. (2020). Generalized inverse-Gaussian frailty models with application to TARGET neuroblastoma data. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics. Accepted for publication. doi:10.1007/s10463-020-00774-z
Barreto-Souza, W., Mayrink, V.D. (2019). Semiparametric generalized exponential frailty model for clustered survival data. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 71, 679–701.
Silva, R.B., Barreto-Souza, W. (2019). Flexible and robust mixed Poisson INGARCH models. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 40, 788–814.
Barreto-Souza, W., Simas, A.B. (2016). General mixed Poisson regression models with varying dispersion. Statistics and Computing, 26, 1263–1280.
Barreto-Souza, W. (2015). Zero-modified geometric INAR(1) process for modelling count time series with deflation or inflation of zeros. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 36, 839–852.
Barreto-Souza, W., Fontes, L.R.G. (2015). Long-range trap models on Z and quasistable processes. Journal of Theoretical Probability, 28, 1500–1519.
Barreto-Souza, W. (2015). Long-term survival models with overdispersed number of competing causes. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 91, 51–63.
Barreto-Souza, W. (2012). Bivariate gamma-geometric law and its induced Lévy process. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 109, 130-145.