talks & slides

2021-05-06 - Ciência de dados e governo

Here I talked about the non-technical challenges of creating successful data projects in the government.


2019-09-16 - Quanto vale? Usando machine learning para precificar os imóveis do governo federal

Here I talked about how to use machine learning to estimate the price of real estate.


2019-08-21 - Audiência Pública no Senado sobre Inteligência Artificial e Políticas Públicas

The Senate held a hearing on AI & public policy and they invited me to talk about it.


2019-08-01 - Designing antitrust for the digital era

Here I talked about how network externalities and access to private data do not preclude competition in digital markets (Facebook, Tinder, etc, face fierce competition all the time even though they connect lots of people and have tons of data on their users).


2018-08-03 - Fórum sobre Inteligência Artificial na Administração Pública

A talk I gave at Brazil’s electoral court. I discussed a few of our ML-based projects at the Observatory of Public Spending. Q&A session starts 1h04m in.


2018-03-15 - Seminário sobre Data Science e Inteligência Artificial na Administração Pública

Here I talked about the work we do at the Observatory of Public Spending and how other government agencies can get start with data science.


2017-09-26 - 3º Seminário sobre Análise de Dados na Administração Pública

A three-talk panel that I moderated. We discussed different ways to use data mining to improve policy (and shorten queuing time in banks!). Q&A session starts 52 minutes in.


2017-05-31 - 23o Congresso de Informática e Inovação na Gestão Pública (CONIP)

Here I talked about what it takes to do (good) data science in the government and how to get started.


2017-05-25 - 39th World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Symposium

Here I showed how we’ve been using neural networks to predict problems with government suppliers.


2017-05-10 - Evidence2Action: Smart Government

Here I gave an abdriged, non-technical, English version of the talk below. Slides


2016-11-10 - 1º Fórum AudiCaixa de Auditoria de TIC

Here I talked about how the Comptroller General of Brazil (where I work) uses machine learning to identify corrupt government employees and other problems.


2016-10-04 - Neo4j meetup

Here I talked about data mining in the Brazilian government, with a focus on Neo4j. Slides.


2016-08-25 - 2º Seminário sobre Análise de Dados na Administração Pública

A four-talk panel that I moderated. It was about risk and fraud detection in the Brazilian government. Q&A session starts at 1h25m.


2016-03-30 - QConSP

Here I talked about how the Brazilian government uses Neo4j, Python, R, and other tools to detect corruption and other crimes.


2015-09-10 - 1º Seminário sobre Análise de Dados na Administração Pública

Here I talked about using NLP to classify the goods the Brazilian government buys. Slides.


2015-09-10 - 1º Seminário sobre Análise de Dados na Administração Pública

This is just the Q&A session that followed the panel where I gave the talk above.