Lucas Godoy

PhD Candidate / TA /GA

University of Connecticut

About me

Hello there, I’m Lucas, a Ph.D. candidate studying Statistics at the UConn Department. My research interests primarily revolve around statistical computing, Bayesian inference, spatial statistics, and exploring innovative applications of statistical methodologies. Apart from that, I enjoy learning about programming languages and emerging technologies.

If you browse through this website, you’ll find some of my blog posts, mainly discussing R or statistical concepts, as well as my CV, publications, and ongoing projects.


  • Statistical Computing
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Bayesian Inference


  • PhD in Statistics, in progress

    University of Connecticut

  • MSc in Statistics, 2019

    Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

  • BSc in Statistics, 2016

    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul


smile - Spatial Misalignment: Interpolation, Linkage, and Estimation

An R package to analyze spatially misaligned data.

transpbrr - An R package

This is an independent project about the public expenses made by the Brazilian government.


Web Scraping for Sports Data with R

Various sports websites produce tons of data every day. How to collect them might be the first difficulty that people encounter when …


(In portuguese) Talk about the R package transpbrr.

Voronoi Data Linkage

Extracting Information from Polygons to Points.

Web Scraping, Web Services e API’s

(In portuguese) Extracting data from the web using R.

Analyzing Brazilian Public Data

(In portuguese) Talk about Brazilian open data for undergraduate students.


Voronoi Data Linkage

Best Paper Award

An app to visualize and understand several aspects of the Brazilian elections.

Challenge winner.

Recent Publications