Marcel Ribeiro Dantas
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vidente is an R package that parses data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program from the National Cancer Institute. It supports both pre-processed data from SEER website and data exported from SEER*Stat software. The parsing feature has also several filters to primary site or range of years of diagnosis. Besides, it provides some basic resources to analyze SEER data.

avexado is a toy project written in Python and Django to teach how one can easily develop a wiki-like website. I have also used it in the past to teach how to write web systems with Django.

mrdit is a toy project written in Python and PyQT to teach how one can easily develop a software with graphical interface with PyQT. I have developed it for a course on Python I offered.

Jupyter material on Digital Image Processing
This repository has a few Jupyter files with Python code that I used to teach Digital Image Processing. The concepts covered included basic terminology, image compression, filters, steganography, among other things.

Check more in my GitHub account here.

About me

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I'm originally from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. For a large part of my adolescence and young adult life, I traveled as a public speaker talking about software freedom and GNU/Linux, initally being funded by myself, later by conferences and in recent years by Red Hat Inc., through the sponsorship given to the Fedora Project, where I used to be an active ambassador. More recently, I started talking about other topics more related the the work I do and the research areas I'm interested in, that is, health informatics, bioinformatics, data analysis and machine learning. As a researcher at LAIS and a masters student at the Bioinformatics Multidisciplinary Environment (UFRN), I often traveled to talk about the projects I had been involved with, or results from my masters degree.

I spent most of my academic life working at the Laboratory for Technological Innovation in Health (LAIS) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). Throughout the 8 years I worked there, I participated in several different roles from undergrad researcher, developer, lead developer and at the end as a project manager, being funded initially through a scholarship and later through a work contract. Most of my work there was related to picture archiving and communication systems, image analyses, biomedical devices, assistive technology, software for human resources in health and artificial intelligence.

In recent years, I started working with Bioinformatics, mostly during my graduate certificate in Big Data (at Digital Metropolis Institute), where I analyzed the regulatory circuits in malignant tumors. During my masters in Bioinformatics, I worked mainly with systems biology and gene regulatory networks, reverse engineering the gene regulatory network of Ewing's Sarcoma, infering some of its Master Regulators and identifying putative biomarkers for the prediction of patient outcome. Currently, I'm doing a PhD at Institut Curie and Sorbonne Université where my main focus is causal inference in observational studies, using/creating/improving tools to infer causality in datasets related to cancer. I'm being advised by Dr. Hervé Isambert at UMR168 (Dynamique de l'ARN et Systèmes Biomoléculaires), and funded by the European Comission as a Marie Curie Fellow. If you want more details, you can check my curriculum here or here (long version) :-).

During a meteor rain at my home town, Natal.

Get in Touch

If you want to get in touch to discuss a research cooperation or something related to my academic life, please use the academic e-mail. Otherwise, please use my personal e-mail.

Personal: mribeirodantas
Academic: marcel.ribeiro-dantas
Institut Curie, 26 Rue d'Ulm, 75005, Paris, France.