Papers

(2022). Sine-skewed toroidal distributions and their application in protein bioinformatics. Biostatistics 23 (3), 685-704.

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(2022). On a family of two–piece circular distributions. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 168, 107403.

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(2021). Simple optimal tests for circular reflective symmetry about an unknown central direction. Statistical Papers 62 (4), 1651-1674.

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(2021). multimode: An R package for mode assessment. Journal of Statistical Software 97 (9), 1-32.

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(2021). Herpesviruses serology distinguishes different subgroups of patients from the United Kingdom Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Biobank. Frontiers in Medicine 8, 959-970.

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(2021). Dynamical SPQEIR model assesses the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19 epidemic outbreaks. PLOS ONE 16 (5), 1-21.

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(2021). Nonparametric tests for circular regression. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 91, 477-500.

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(2019). Fire seasonality identification with multimodality tests. Annals of Applied Statistics 13, 2120-2139.

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(2019). Mode testing, critical bandwidth and excess mass. Test 28, 900-919.

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(2019). A circular hidden Markov random field for the spatial segmentation of fire occurrence. Environmetrics 30, 1-19.

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(2018). Chronicle of an early demise, surname extinction in the fifteenth and the seventeenth centuries. Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 51, 190-201.

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Preprints

(2022). Smoothed circulas. Under review.

(2022). A fresh look at mean-shift based modal clustering. Under review.

Book chapters

(2022). Flexible circular modeling: a case study of car accidents. Chapter in SenGupta, A. and Arnold, B., Directional Statistics for Innovative Applications, a Florence Nightingale Bicentennial celebration. Springer, Singapore.

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(2018). Directional statistics for wildfires. Chapter in Ley, C. and Verdebout, T., Applied Directional Statistics: Modern Methods and Case Studies. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

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Divulgation papers

(2020). Short-term prediction with the Richards regression model. Informest 55.

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(2017). Classification of scientific publications. Informest 45.

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Presentations

  • Invited talks
  1. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J. and Gijbels, I (2022). On a Nonparametric Version of the Circulas. Advances in Directional Statistics (ADISTA 2022). Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

  2. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J. and Gijbels, I (2022). Kernel estimation of copulas for circular distributions. International Symposium on NonParametric Statistics 2022. Paphos (Cyprus).

  3. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J.; Gijbels, I. and Verhasselt, A. (2021). Exploring the utility of a circular mode-based model. 14th International Conference of the ERCIM Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics. London (United Kingdom).

  4. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J.; Gijbels, I. and Verhasselt, A. (2019). Flexible two-piece families of circular distributions. 12th International Conference of the ERCIM Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics. London (United Kingdom).

  5. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J.; Crujeiras, R. and Rodríguez-Casal, A. (2019). Investigating multimodality in a multivariate setting. Final CRoNoS meeting and the 2nd workshop on Multivariate Data and Software. Limassol (Cyprus).

  6. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J.; Lagona, F.; Ranalli, M. and Crujeiras, R. (2018). Hidden Markov random fields for the spatial segmentation of circular data. 11th International Conference of the ERCIM Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics. Pisa (Italy).

  7. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J.; Lagona, F.; Ranalli, M. and Crujeiras, R. (2018). Dividing the Iberian peninsula using wildfires data. The 23rd International Conference on Computational Statistics. Iasi (Romania).

  8. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J.; Crujeiras, R. and Rodríguez-Casal, A. (2017). Nonparametric techniques for assessing the number of modes. 1st Spanish Young Statisticians and Operational Researchers Meeting. Granada (Spain).

  9. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J.; Ley, C.; Pewsey, A. and Verdebout, T. (2016). Simple optimal tests for reflective symmetry of circular data. 9th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistics. Seville (Spain).

  10. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J.; Crujeiras, R. and Rodríguez-Casal, A. (2015). Multimodality tests for circular data. 8th International Conference of the ERCIM Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics. London (United Kingdom).

  • Awarded talks
  1. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J.; Crujeiras, R. and Rodríguez-Casal, A. (2017). Multimode: a package for multimodality assessment. Best student poster. 27th Annual TIES Conference joint with GRASPA on Climate and Environment. Bergamo (Italy).

  2. Ameijeiras-Alonso, J. (2016). How to rank scientific journals. Best oral communication in the area of Experimental and Technological Sciences. IV Encontro da Mocidade Investigadora. Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

Grants

Postdoctoral Scholarship (2018-2020).

Statistics Section. Department of Mathematics. KU Leuven.

FWO research project (2018-2020).

Flemish Science Foundation

Postdoctoral Orientation Period (2017-2018).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Nonparametric modeling of dynamics and dependencies in complex systems (2017-2020).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Research stay in Sapienza and Roma Tre universities (2017).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Consolidation and structuring of research units (2017-2020).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning

Industrial Mathematics Technology Network (2017-2018).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning.

Research stay in Ghent University (2016).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Technologies and analysis of the linguistic data (2017-2018).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning.

Competitive grant for the training of researchers (2015-2017).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Nonparametric inference: modeling, estimation, tests and applications (2014-2016).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

SIPEI 2014-2015.

ENDESA GENERACIÓN S.A.

Industrial Mathematics Technology Network (2014-2015).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning.

Technologies and analysis of the linguistic data (2014-2015).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning.

Consolidation and structuring of research units (2013-2016).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning.

Research grant (2013).

Consolidation and structure program of competitive research units Spanish Institute of Mathematics (IEMath)

SIPEI 2013-2014.

ENDESA GENERACIÓN S.A.

Projects

See the USC research portal for an updated list of the USC projects

Postdoctoral Scholarship (2018-2020).

Statistics Section. Department of Mathematics. KU Leuven.

FWO research project (2018-2020).

Flemish Science Foundation

Postdoctoral Orientation Period (2017-2018).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Nonparametric modeling of dynamics and dependencies in complex systems (2017-2020).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Research stay in Sapienza and Roma Tre universities (2017).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Consolidation and structuring of research units (2017-2020).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning

Industrial Mathematics Technology Network (2017-2018).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning.

Research stay in Ghent University (2016).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Technologies and analysis of the linguistic data (2017-2018).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning.

Competitive grant for the training of researchers (2015-2017).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Nonparametric inference: modeling, estimation, tests and applications (2014-2016).

Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

SIPEI 2014-2015.

ENDESA GENERACIÓN S.A.

Industrial Mathematics Technology Network (2014-2015).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning.

Technologies and analysis of the linguistic data (2014-2015).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning.

Consolidation and structuring of research units (2013-2016).

Galician Department of Culture, Education and University Planning.

Research grant (2013).

Consolidation and structure program of competitive research units Spanish Institute of Mathematics (IEMath)

SIPEI 2013-2014.

ENDESA GENERACIÓN S.A.

Teaching

Assistant Professor at USC, from 2020 to present.

  • Bachelor degrees: ‘Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Chemical engineering’, ‘Computing engineering’, ‘Medicine Degree’, ‘Nursing Degree’. Subjects: ‘Statistics’, ‘Biostatistics’, and ‘Statistics and Research Methodology’.
  • Master degrees: ‘Big Data Analysis Technologies’ and ‘Statistical Techniques’. Subjects: ‘Nonparametric and Semiparametric Regression’ and ‘Statistical learning’.
  • Supervisor of Bachelor and Master thesis. Bachelor of ‘Mathematics’ and Master of ‘Statistical Techniques’.
  • See the USC teaching portal for more information.

Teaching assistant at KU Leuven, 2018-2020.

  • Master of ‘Mathematics’. Subject: ‘Advanced Non-Parametric Statistics’.
  • Supervisor of the end-of-degree bachelor projects (bachelor eindproject). Bachelor of ‘Mathematics’.

Teaching assistant at USC, 2015-2018.

  • Bachelor degrees: ‘Biology’, ‘Computing engineering’, ‘Nursing Degree’. Subjects: ‘Statistics’, ‘Biostatistics’ and ‘Research Statistics and Methodology’.

Software

  • multimode: an R package for multimodality assessment. This package can be used for testing and exploring the number of modes in a real density function. Available in CRAN.
  • galipoly: a playable R version (with a graphical interface) of the popular board game in which the objective is the domination of a market by a single entity. Available in GitHub.
  • Covid-19: the SPQEIR model: a Shiny app to simulate the impact of various suppression strategies (social distancing, lockdown, protection, etc.) on the development of COVID-19, using the new SPQEIR model. Available in Shinyapps.
  • Covid-19: StatGroup-19-SP: a shinny app for visualizing, modeling and predicting the COVID-19 data using the Richards model. Available in Shinyapps.
  • sine-skewed toroidal: supplementary R code for the paper “Sine-skewed toroidal distributions and their application in protein bioinformatics” . Available in GitHub.

Contact

  • jose.ameijeiras@usc.es
  • 0034 8818 13165
  • Jose Ameijeiras-Alonso
    Department of Statistics, Mathematical Analysis and Optimization
    Faculty of Mathematics
    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
    Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa s/n
    15782 Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
    Spain