Research Associate Center for Computational Oncology
Ernesto received his Doctor of Science in Computational Modeling from the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC) in Brazil in 2014. The work focused on innovative ways of modeling the growth of tumor coupled with the development of new vascular networks. Part of this research was developed during a one year training stay at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently working on the development of numerical methods, novel tumor growth models, and model selection and calibration as a Research Associate at the Center for Computational Oncology.
Ernesto has always been interested in multidisciplinary problems, mainly involving mathematical and computational models and biological processes. A common feature in his research is the coupling of relevant biological problems (e.g., population dynamics, pest control, tumor growth) with mathematical and computational models. His present work consists in incorporating new phenomena in our tumor growth model and developing multi-scale models. Using experimental data, he assessed the reliability of the model classes and uncertainty in prediction.