Fabio Correa

In 2015 Fabio joined the University of Maryland's doctoral program in Anthropology. This is the latest step in the continuous evolution of his career, marked by interdisciplinary research challenges: his BSc Physics dissertation was a project on low-energy particle physics; his MSc Physics dissertation was a computer simulation project on epidemics on complex networks; for several years he has been developing high-performance computer simulations on the following subjects: the development cycle of the mosquito Aedes aegypti; the epidemic dynamics of dengue fever; the human behavior regarding the Aedes aegypti mosquito, water containers and dengue fever; and the social and cultural behavior of human communities. Fabio has worked as a simulation professional services consultant for the Colombian National Institute of Health, Conservation International, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Yale School of Public Health, and a subcontractor for UMD's National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center.
Fabio has also been part of the Deaf community of Colombia for several years; also, his wife is Deaf. He worked at the Colombian National Institute for the Deaf as a Colombian Sign Language interpreter. He has been learning American Sign Language for some time and meets the American Deaf community on a regular basis.
In order to further his career, Fabio joined the Department of Anthropology as doctoral student. He and his mentor and advisor Dr. Sean Downey are working in the social research of swidden agriculture.
Fabio is also a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman's course, ANTH222: Introduction to Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology. In order to improve his skills as a teacher, he completed the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center - Graduate School International Teaching Fellows honorific program.
Fabio has been chosen by the graduate students of the Department of Anthropology as a member of the BSOS Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council. He is also serving at the UMD Libraries Student Advisory Group.
Professional websites:
Other websites:
Areas of Interest:
  • Swidden agriculture
  • High performance computing
  • Public health
  • Computer models of human populations
  • Applied dynamical systems
  • Computer models of human learning
  • Particle physics
  • Intercultural studies
  • Deaf communities
  • American Sign Language
  • Sign language interpretation and translation
  • Statistical mechanics
  • NetLogo
  • C++ programming language
  • BS Physics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2006
  • MS Physics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2010
Campus -   BSOS Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council
  • Fabio Correa
0113 Woods Hall
Department of Anthropology
Phone: (240) 615-1443
Email: fabio5@umd.edu
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 2 - 5