About Me

Hi! My name is Jorge, I am postdoctoral researcher working in Aalto University with Prof. Samuel Kaski. I finished my PhD in Statistics from Purdue University, where I worked with Prof. Anindya Bhadra. My research mainly consists of computational methods that employ heavy tails for Bayesian statistical inference. I have also worked on causal inference and applied settings.

I was born and raised in Costa Rica where I completed my undergraduate degrees in Universidad de Costa Rica. I studied pure math (2019) and actuarial sciences (2017). My experience includes working as a financial risk analyst in the financial sector in Costa Rica.

Aside from statistics, I love dancing and enjoy baking. When the weather permits, I also like taking nature-walks and riding my bike.