Alvaro Moraes

Previous Members
Postdoctoral Fellow​​​​​

Research Interests

  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Multiscale Modeling of Epidemic Diseases and their Statistical Analysis
  • Simulation and Inference for Pure Jump Processes

Selected Publications


  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Ph.D. Of Science in Applied Mathematics, January 2015. GPA 3.96 / 4.0
Thesis Topic: Simulation and Statistical Inference of Stochastic Reaction Networks.
    • ​University of the Republic, Uruguay
    B.Sc. in Statistics with a mayor in Actuarial Math, November 2008. GPA 3.50 / 4.0
    Thesis Topic: Focused on nonlinear Bayesian regression applied to Item Response Theory.

    Professional Profile

    • ​​​Invited faculty at the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) at Arizona State University (​summer 2014).​
    • Teaching Assistant at KAUST (Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equation with Random Inputs, Numerical Methods for Stochastic Differential Equations, Stochastic Methods in Engineering, Numerical Linear Algebra).
    • Research Intern at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (summer 2009 and summer 2010).
    • Lecturer at Universidad de la Republica (Numerical Analysis, Probability and Statistics, Linear Algebra, Special Topics in Advanced Statistics).

    Scientific and Professional Memberships

    • Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
    • Member, American Mathematical Society (AMS)


    • Academic Excellence Award, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.
    • Provost´s Award for Outstanding Scholastic Scholarship, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.
    • Graduate Fellowship Award, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.
    • Member of the Uruguayan Team for the Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiads.

    KAUST Affiliations

    • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering Division.
    • Member of KAUST SRI Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science and Engineering:
    • Member of KAUST Stochastic-Numerics Group:

    Non-KAUST Affiliations

    • Laboratory of Probability and Statistics of the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay: