Melaine Oliveira Couch

Postdoctoral Associate

CIMAR, ICR

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Contact Information

Email moliveira@magnet.fsu.edu
Phone (850) 644-2048
Fax (850) 644-1366
Address 1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr.
Tallahassee , FL 32310-3706
Building NHMFL FSU

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics by University of Sao Paulo, December 2008.
  • Master of Science in Statistics by University of Sao Paulo, July 2014.
  • Master of Science in Biostatistics by Florida State University, May 2016.
  • Doctor in Philosophy in Statistics by Florida State University, August 2018.

Research Interests

Bayesian Analysis, Divergence measures, Statistical modeling, Multivariate Regression, Clustering, Dynamic networks, Decision theory, Bayesian networks.

Professional Experience

  • March 2006 March 2008: Intern at Oficina de Valor Consultoria Ltda Statistical Consulting in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • March 2008 March 2009: Junior Statistician at Oficina de Valor Consultoria Ltda Statistical Consulting in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • March 2009 March 2011: Senior Statistician at Oficina de Valor Consultoria Ltda Statistical Consulting in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • March 2011 March 2013: Consultant Statistician at Oficina de Valor Consultoria Ltda Statistical Consulting in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
  • Activities:
  • • Built Statistical models for: Credit Scoring, Costumer Segmentation and Geomarketing with purposes of customer prospecting, retention and loyalty.
  • • Managed projects across many companies, transforming their data in valuable information to assist the decision-making process, creating marketing strategies and products.
  • • Managed projects in several fields: pharmaceutical industry, banking, insurance, financial institutions, retail stores, e-commerce, food industry, telecommunications, utilities and others.
  • • Created training materials and gave training for companies’ staff to incorporate the developed statistical tools on their work routine.
  • • Conceptualized creative solutions to business problems using statistical tools and analysis.
  • • Worked closely with IT area for implementation and viability of the Statistical tools developed.
  • May 2013 June 2014: Consultant Statistician at IPq-USP, Psychiatric Institute at University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
  • Activities:
  • • Provided statistical support for researchers, graduate students and faculty from the College of Medicine at University of Sao Paulo, in the Psychiatric and Psychology fields.
  • • Designed experiments (research planning), randomization of subjects, sample size calculation, data analysis, modeling and inferential procedures; reliability and evaluation of clinical measures and scales.
  • • Performed different kinds of univariate and multivariate analysis: survival analysis, longitudinal analysis, categorical analysis, generalized linear regression, mixed models, clustering, etc.
  • • Taught classes and gave talks about statistical analysis and statistical thinking for researches from several fields.

Publications and Scientific Activities

    2019

    1. Simulated Impacts of Mass Resolving Power on the Resulting Mass Error Distribution in Mass Spectrometry Analysis Oliveira Couch, M.; Chacon Patino, M.L.; Hendrickson, C.L. and Corilo, Y.E. ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics Atlanta, Georgia, United States June 2-6 (2019)