A summary of my 2023, and happy 2024

I’ve been less active around here but for good reasons. I’ve been procrastinating busy with other things. Here’s a summary. This past year, I:

  1. Proudly saw two of my students finish their PhD and Master degrees. I also started co-supervising my first undergraduate student ๐ŸŽ“

  2. Published 10 papers ๐Ÿฅณ and had at least 5 desk rejections lol ๐Ÿฅธ

  3. Proposed two new accessibility metrics ( here and here)

  4. Crossed the mark of 7K citations and got listed among top 2% cited scientists in the world for three consecutive years

  5. Published one book ๐Ÿ“˜ in both English and Portuguese. My first online book written in R with Quarto ๐Ÿค“ I also singed the contract of another book (co-authored with wonderful colleagues) and which will be published by CRC Press

  6. Published 8 working papers / reports

  7. Published one editorial of the first special issue I co-edited (in great company)

  8. Started co-editing another special issue

  9. Co-organized a workshop at an international conference

  10. Created 3 R packages and one Twitter bot

  11. The r5r package crossed the mark of 700K downloads, and all our packages have together crossed 1 million downloads ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ

  12. Became a member of the National Consultative Committee on Urban Mobility in Brazil

  13. Became a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Transport Geography

  14. Became Head of Data Science at Ipea

  15. Presented at over 16 events (seminars, conferences etc), including 2 keynote presentations

  16. Peer-reviewed 8 papers. This is down from 17 and 16 I did in 2022 and 2021, but for a very good reason!

  17. By far, the most remarkable of all events this year was the arrival of my daughter. Becoming a father is definitely one of the most important and joyful life changes I’ve ever had.

I have some really exciting plans for 2024. Can’t wait to see what’s ahead.

Happy 2024, everyone !!!

ps. I was quite reluctant in writing this post because some people may see it as too self-congratulatory. It is a bit, but from time to time we need to do this to shake our imposter syndrome off, so I think it’s Ok.

ps2. Today I received an email I had sent myself 3 years ago, with questions and reflections I had about my life and the plans I had back then. Got a bit emotional ๐Ÿฅฐ . It’s amazing how in only 3 years some things change completely and others do not change at all.

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