List of personal interests

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Last update date: 2006-11-27.
Creation date: 2003-09-29.

Tags: Personal.

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Specific interests

Computing

Statistics
  • Regression models.
  • Computational intensive methods.
  • Software for statistical analysis.
    • R - 09/10/2008
  • Pattern recognition.
  • Applications of stochastic processes.
  • Teaching of statistics.
  • Planning of experiments.
  • Survival analysis.
  • Time series.
  • Parametric inference.
  • Fundamentals of statistics.
  • Probability.

Mathematics

Astronomy
  • Astrogeny
  • Cosmogony
  • Origin of the universe
  • Entropy

Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Particle physics

Economics and Business Administration
  • Financial indexes
  • Stock markets
  • Derivatives pricing
  • Banking industry and financial services
  • Regulatory and compliance framework
  • Risk modelling
Languages and linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Learning of languages. Languages of interest at the moment:
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Medieval German
    • Dialects of German (Kölsch, Bayerisch)
    • Russian
    • Portuguese
    • Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Greek
    • Latin
  • Creation of artificial languages.
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Philology
  • Psycholinguistics

Literature
  • Romanticism
  • Realism
  • Gothic
  • Parnasianism
  • Modernism
  • Classicism
  • Contemporaneous literature
  • Some favorite writers:
    • Machado de Assis
    • José de Alencar
    • José Saramago
    • Ítalo Calvino
    • Aluisio de Azevedo
    • Alvares de Azevedo
    • Clarice Lispector
    • Graciliamo Ramos
    • Guimarães Rosa
    • Eça de Queiroz
    • Fernando Sabino
    • Lima Barreto
    • José J Veiga
    • Josué Montelo
    • D.H. Lawrence
    • João Ubaldo Ribeiro

Philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • Empiricism
  • Rationalism
  • Logical positivism
  • Some favorite philosophers:
    • Wittgenstein
    • Descartes
    • Hegel
    • Locke
    • Hobbes
    • Hume
    • Plato
    • Socrates
    • Nietzsche

Skepticism and critical thought
  • Skepticism
  • Scientific method
  • Fundamentals of devising systems of faith and knowledge.

History
  • Pre-history
  • Ancient history
  • Medieval
  • Russian revolution
  • Great wars

Biology
  • Cytology
  • Evolution
  • Physiology
  • Zoology

Genetics
  • Analysis of genetic expression
  • Analysis of quantitative traits
  • Phylogeny
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Genetic engineering

Science fiction
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Arthur Charles Clarck
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Carl Sagan
  • Julio Verne
  • Robert Anson Heinlein
  • Douglas Adams

TV Series and movies
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
  • Coupling (the British one, obviously)
  • Futurama
  • Southpark
  • Family Guy
  • Berlin, Berlin
  • Friends
  • Dead Like Me
  • Dilbert

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