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
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,
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
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.