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

    6009 Perth


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Leonardo is currently a Research Fellow (Level B) at the University of Western Australia. He is responsible for the research program "Navigating tipping points in complex dynamical systems". This project expects to generate innovative techniques from complex systems theory and dynamical systems theory to identify tipping points and apply these techniques to understand real-world systems. Working with clinicians and practising engineers, the project aims to contribute to the development of new treatment regimes for dynamical diseases and develop improved management strategies for resource-focused engineering industries. This should provide significant benefit to many areas, including the personalized treatment of disease.

Before arriving in Australia, Leonardo grew up in Minas Gerais, Brazil, where he completed his BSc (Physics), MSc (Theoretical Physics) and PhD (Sports Science) in the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). After that, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in two projects at the UFMG's Engineering School, working with nonlinear time series analysis for the characterization of chaotic phase synchronization in networks. He is a Fencing Master certified by the International Academie of Armes and was the fencing coach and founder of the MG Fencing Association and the fencing club Fencing Academy of MG.


Research interests

Complex Systems approach for Data Science, in special:
- Bigdata visualization/navigation
- Oil&Gas risk assessment through network science
- Stockmarket Analysis of Risk

Nonlinear time series analysis, mainly:
- Multivariate Singular Spectrum Analysis
- Embedding and (nonlinear) Observability Theories

Network Science:
- Differential clustering analysis
- Networks from time-series data

Multidisciplinary collaborations:
- Human Motor Learning (EEG and behavioural data analysis)
- Cancer Immunotherapy (gene expression analysis)

Roles and responsibilities

* Research program "Navigating tipping points in complex dynamical systems".

* Reviewer of the following international scientific journals:

- Chaos
- Nonlinear Dynamics
- Physics Letters A
- Journal of the Franklin Institute
- IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
- International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control
- Entropy
- Atmosphere
- Ecological Economics
- Psychology of Sport and Exercise



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Sport Science, PhD, The structure of motor variability in the learning process of an isometric force control task, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

… → 19 Dec 2014

Award Date: 19 Dec 2014

Physics, MsC, The atom-field dynamic under the dispersive approach of the Jaynes- Cummings model, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

… → 7 May 1999

Award Date: 7 May 1999

Physics, Bachelor

… → 20 Dec 1996

Award Date: 20 Dec 1996

Research expertise keywords

  • Complex systems
  • Data analysis
  • Complex networks
  • Non-linear time series analysis and modelling
  • Biological applications (e.g. disease transmission, neurodynamics, systems biology)
  • Biomedical engineering


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