I hold a PhD in Mathematical Physics, obtained in 2003 from the Sao Paulo University, Sao Carlos, Brazil (supervisor: Dr ES Bernardes) and from the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (supervisor: Professor Ian Stewart). I then held a post-doc and a research fellow position at the Computer Vision group, led by Professor L da F Costa at the IFSC (Institute of Physics of Sao Carlos). From 2007 to 2010 I was a Senior Researcher at NICTA (Canberra Lab) and an Adjunct Researcher at The Australian National University (ANU) in the Machine Learning group, led initially by Professor Alex Smola, then by Dr Wray Buntine and Dr Tiberio Caetano. I have been working exclusively at ANU since 2010 at RSB/JCSMR with Dr Andrew James and Professor Ted Maddess, with visual neuroscience, developing multi-focal methods for early diagnosis systems for cognitive diseases. I have published many peer reviewed journal papers since my PhD, and acted often as referee for major publications in the fields of solid state physics, computer science and computational neuroscience. I have taught core disciplines of the Physics and the Applied Mathematics curriculum: Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism, and Advanced Engineering Mathematics for physicists and engineers. I also taught at the Summer Schools in Logic and Learning, Canberra 2009, see http://videolectures.net/marconi_barbosa.
I like to build my own computer resources whenever it is more practical than just wait for others. I have built so far a few linux based clusters and more recently a node with multiple graphic cards. I manage all the software stack to run most common machine (deep) learning libraries and tools.