About me

I was born in Recife, Brazil, where I did my undergraduate and masters education. I then left for the U.S., where I studied for four years and received a PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working under the direction of Roger Koenker. I stayed in the U.S. for four more years, teaching and doing research. I returned to Brazil in 1998. At the moment, I am Professor of Statistics at the Federal University of Pernambuco, which is located in Recife, my hometown. My research interests are related to econometrics, computational statistics and mathematical statistics, and I am a former president of the Brazilian Econometric Society. I am the Applications Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics. My hobbies are fountain pens and classical music, my favorite composer being Johann Sebastian Bach. I also like to read novels and poetry; my favorite novel is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I run Linux on my computers, and enjoy using free software. My political inclination is libertarian.

My professional address is:

Departamento de Estatística, CCEN
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Cidade Universitária
Recife/PE 50740-540

My phone and fax numbers are, respectively, +55-81-21267425 and +55-81-2126-8422. You can reach me by email at cribari at ufpe.br or at cribari at gmail.com.