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  • The University of Western Australia (M019), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 83 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr. Adriano Polpo is a statistician who likes to develop new methods and to study the statistical theory underlying practical approaches, and to do so properly he considers that it is necessary to work with real challenges. In the search of such challenges, he was introduced to many different problems in Statistics and collaborated with many researchers in other fields.

Adriano is a graduate of the State University of Campinas, has obtained his PhD from the University of Sao Paulo, and has taken a post-doctoral sabbatical at Florida State University. He has been mainly working with reliability/survival analysis, regression models for counting data and Bayesian nonparametric methods. He has been also working with statistical hypothesis testing. He was Associate Professor at Federal University of Sao Carlos. Currently, Adriano is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia.

His research agenda aims at providing solutions to many different problems, from functional analysis of human gait, studies of the impact of copper nano-particles in algae (carbon farming), latency to treatment in OCD patients, to methods for the proper use of statistical hypothesis tests.

Education/Academic qualification

Statistics, PhD, Universidade de São Paulo

Mar 2001Jul 2005

Statistics, BSc

Mar 1997Feb 2001

External positions

Associated Professor, Universidade Federal de São Carlos

Feb 201428 Feb 2019

Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal de São Carlos

Feb 2006Feb 2014


  • Finance and Business
  • Bioinformatics
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Medicine and Pharma
  • Reliability
  • Survival analysis
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Data Science
  • Categorical Data
  • Hypothesis Teste
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Functional Data Analysis
  • Regression Models

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Censored Survival Data Mathematics
De Finetti's Theorem Mathematics
Median Regression Mathematics
Weibull Model Mathematics
Interval-censored Data Mathematics
Series System Mathematics
Representation Theorem Mathematics
Parallel Systems Mathematics

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 83 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 25 Article
  • 14 Conference paper
  • 3 Edited book/Anthology
  • 1 Book
6 Citations (Scopus)

Nonparametric Bayesian Estimation of Reliabilities in a Class of Coherent Systems

Polpo, A., Sinha, D. & Pereira, C. A. D. B., Jun 2013, In : IEEE Transactions on Reliability. 62, 2, p. 455-465 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Blending Bayesian and classical tools to define optimal sample-size-dependent significance levels

Gannon, M. A., de Braganca Pereira, C. A. & Polpo, A., 2019, In : American Statistician. 73, p. 213-222 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Bayesian Estimation of Component Reliability in Coherent Systems

Rodrigues, A. S., Bhering, F., Pereira, C. A. D. B. & Polpo, A., 2018, In : IEEE Access. 6, p. 18520-18535 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Calculadora Metanalítica: Interface gráfica para metanálise bayesiana de proporções

GOMES, L. S., DE CAMPOS, A. P., PEREIRA, C. A. D. B. & MARTINS, C. B., 26 Mar 2019, In : Revista Brasileira de Biometria. 37, 1, p. 32-40 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Estimation of component reliability in coherent systems with masked data

Rodrigues, A. S., de Braganca Pereira, C. A. & Polpo, A., 29 Apr 2019, In : IEEE Access. 7, p. 57476-57487

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access