Raquel Ribeiro, Ph.D. MASt, 
Associate Professor of Computational Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge; BSc in Physics from the University of Porto
  • Postdoctoral research at Case Western Reserve University and Queen Mary University of London
  • Several peer-reviewed publications on the physics of the early universe and modified gravity counting over 750 citations
  • Recipient of Prizes Almeida & Araújo and Meyer Scholarship & Jackson Prize for academic excellence in BSc and MASt
  • Awarded Ph.D. fellowship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
  • Machine learning work in data science featured in Wired Magazine

Dr. Ribeiro joins Minerva building upon a career in academia as a cosmologist and in the industry as a data scientist. With a Ph.D. and a MASt from the University of Cambridge, Ribeiro has conducted formal research into theories of modified gravity applied to dark energy and the physics of the Big Bang.

Throughout her career, Ribeiro's passion for teaching and mentoring contributed to some of her best work outside class. Ribeiro is enthusiastic about sharing new perspectives on course material in the classroom and cultivating a culture of inquisitive minds on the shoulders of constructive argumentation. Her approach has also been successfully applied to leading data science teams in numerous startups.