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Yovaninna Alarcón Soto


Yovaninna Alarcón Soto

PhD Student

Statistics and Operations Research (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTECH)



I graduated with a University Degree in Education, specialized in teaching Mathematics to secondary students, at the Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile in September 2008. During my bachelor degree studies, I worked as a teacher’s assistant in the Statistics courses. I completed my first Master’s degree in Applied Statistics at the Universidad de Concepción, Chile in January 2012. I obtained my second Master's degree in Statistics and Operations Research (MESIO UPC-UB), which is a joint program by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the University of Barcelona, with the support of the Becas Chile scholarship, in June 2016.

Since October 2016, I have been a Ph.D. student in the Statistics and Operations Research Doctorate Programme at UPC. My advisors are Klaus Langohr and Guadalupe Gómez Melis. The tentative title of my thesis is “Data Science in HIV” and it is focused mainly on the topics related to the survival analysis and omics data analysis, with applications to HIV data.

Research areas

Survival Analysis

Omics Data Analysis


Publication links: ORCID, ResearcherID, LINKEDIN, SCOPUS, GScholar


MSc in Statistics and Operations Research. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, July 2016.

MSc in Applied Statistics. Universidad de Concepción, Chile, January 2012.

BSc in Education. Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile, September 2008.


Statistics and probabilities. Bachelor in Civil Engineering. Universidad San Sebastián, Chile.

Statistics and probabilities. Bachelor in Education. Universidad San Sebastián, Chile.

Operational Research and Statistics for Decision Making. Bachelor in Accounting. Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile.

Statistics. Bachelor in Education. Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile.

Correlation and Design of Experiments. Bachelor in Education. Universidad San Sebastián, Chile.