PhD. in Statistics at the University of Bath, U.K.2000-2003
MSc. in Statistics at IIMAS-UNAM, Mexico1998-2000
Actuarial Sciences degree at UNAM, Mexico.1994-1998

Editorial Activities

Associate Editor

Bulletin of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)Aug. 2004-Jul. 2007
Bulletin "Datos" of the Mexican Statistical Association (AME)Aug. 2004-Dec. 2008


Electronic Bulletin of the Bernoulli SocietyFeb. 2010-Sep 2011
Proceedings of the XX and XXII National Meeting in Statistics
(ISBN 970-13-4692-0, 978-13-5055-3).

Referee duties in the following journals:

AISTATS, Annals of Statistics, Bayesian Analysis, Bernoulli, Biometrika, Bulletin of the Mexican Mathematical Society, Chilean Journal of Statistics, Communications in Statistics, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, EconoQuantum, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Applied Statistics, Journal of Multivariate Analisis, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - Series B., Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Mathematical Reviews, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Sankhya, Statistics, Statistics and Computing, Statistics and Probability Letters, Stochastic Models, TEST.

Referee for Books by:

Fondo de Cultura Económica (FCE), UNAM Publishers, Springer.

Administrative duties

  • Project evaluator for
    • CONACyT (Mexico, 2007-2011,2013-2015).
    • FONDECyT/CONICyT (Chile, 2011, 2013).
    • Georgia National Science Foundation (Georgia 2009, 2011, 2012)
    • National Agency for Scientific and Technologic Promotion (Argentina, 2009)
    • Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (Mexico, 2007)
  • Program Chair for the ISBA (2014), with pre (post) Program Chair periods in 2013 (2015).
  • Board memeber of Sociedad Latino Americana de Probabilidad y Estadistica Matematica (2012-2015).
  • Member of the Elections Committee of ISBA (2011).
  • Member for the L.J. Savage Award Committee of the ISBA (2011).
  • Program Chair of the Bayesian nonparametrics section of the ISBA (2010).
  • Evaluator for the National Program for Excellence in Postgraduate Studies of CONACyT (2008,2010).
  • Member of the Council of the Mexican Statistical Association (Oct. 2005-Sep. 2009).
  • Member of the Council for Actuarial degree at the Faculty of Sciences, UNAM (2005-2011).

Honors and Awards

  • University Distinction for Young Academics for Research in Exact Sciences. (RDUNJA-UNAM , 2014)
  • Level III at the National Researchers System Assessment by CONACyT (SNI, 2015-present)
  • Level D at the PRIDE-UNAM [Internal institutional program for academic assessment] (2012-present)
  • Visiting Fellowship by Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy (2011-2012)
  • Visiting Fellowship by the International Centre for Economic Research, Turin, Italy (2007, 2009)
  • Visiting Fellow of the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK (July-August 2007)
  • Honorable mention by the L.J. Savage Award for the best PhD thesis in Bayesian Statistics sponsored by the American Statistical Association and the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (2005)

Consulting and Non-academic Employment

Mexican Institute for Federal Elections, Mexico
Estimations for the official fast-counting in the President Elections 2006
ING-Group, Mexico
Support in the development of risk models for health care portfolios
2004, 2005
Mexican Institute for Regional Development
Assessment of the effectiveness in FAO projects
1999-2000, 2004
Berumen and Associates, Mexico
Statistics Analyst: Design and analysis of surveys

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