About me

I am a first-year Ph.D. student at Mila and the Université de Montréal, supervised by Professor Simon Lacoste-Julien.

I am broadly interested in unsupervised learning, causal inference and discovery, ICA, deep neural networks, and their applications on the natural sciences.

I have a master’s degree in data science from the University of Helsinki, where I was supervised by Professor Aapo Hyvärinen and Dr. Antti Hyttinen, working on independent component analysis for binary data (thesis).

I grew up in Brazil and moved to Finland to do my bachelor’s in computer science at the University of Helsinki. During my bachelor’s degree, I worked mostly on machine learning for particle physics and spent a couple of summers at CERN in Professor Maria Spiropulu’s group and Dr. Maurizio Pierini’s group.


vitoria.barin-pacela at mila.quebec

Welcome to reach out if you have questions about doing a PhD at Mila, studying in Finland or Canada, pursuing a research career, and applying for a PhD.

Estou aberta a compartilhar um pouco sobre a minha trajetória e responder dúvidas sobre o doutorado no Mila, estudos na Finlândia ou no Canadá, carreira acadêmica, e aplicações para um doutorado fora do Brasil.