Alexandre Ferreira Ramos, Ph.D

I got my major in Physics (2001) at the Federal University of Sao Carlos, my MSc in 2004 on Lie symmetries, and the Ph.D in 2008 on Lie symmetries and stochastic modeling of gene regulation at the Institute of Physics of Sao Carlos, from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a post-doc, I spent one year at the Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and the Center for Molecular Medicine, of the Stony Brook University, with employing stochastic modeling to investigate pattern formation in Drosophila melanogaster embryos, USA. Since 2010 I have been an assistant professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. My group is interested on the use of theoretical methods of physics to investigate biological phenomena, and on applications of group and graph theories to high performance computing. Our work has focused on the application of stochastic processes to gene regulation in the context of development of fruit fly embryos and on quantifying the role of contact inhibition on growth of melanoma in situ. We also apply Lie algebra representation theory to design of advanced supercomputers' network topologies. My group as also been involved on the analysis of Brazilian energy policy, particularly on the role of nuclear power, and public communication aiming at demystifying nuclear processes.

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