Scientific Director, Statistics & Decision Sciences
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Paulo Bargo currently leads the Scientific Computing efforts for the Non-Clinical Statistics group at Janssen Pharmaceutical developing strategies and innovative solutions for cloud computing. Prior to joining the Pharmaceutical sector he spent 13 years in the consumer and personal industry with tenures at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies and L’Oreal USA. At Johnson & Johnson he was a key member of the Methods and Models group developing bio-instrumentation and image-based technologies to support product development, clinical studies and claim substantiation for many of the core brands such as Johnson’s Baby, Neutrogena, Aveeno, Listerine and Band-Aid. He joined L’Oreal and became the head of US Instrumental Evaluation for hair, skin and makeup categories working closely with laboratories, regulatory and marketing on the successful launch of several L’Oreal products. He then joined the Global Technology Incubator at L’Oreal as the head of Device Innovation and Evaluation managing the scientific development and external partnerships on connected and wearable devices for the group. His work led to the publication of 13 peer-reviewed articles, 1 book chapter and authorship in 40+ abstracts. His research interests are data science, connected/wearable technologies, biomedical optics, tissue spectroscopy and medical imaging particularly applied to skin and hair assessment.
Paulo received his BS in EE from INATEL, Brazil in 1992 and his MS in Biomedical Engineering from Universidade Vale do Paraíba, Brazil in 1995. He was a visiting student at the G. R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, MIT during 95-96 and an assistant professor at Universidade Vale do Paraíba from 96 to 98. After the brief time in academia he decided to pursue his PhD degree in EE at the Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR finishing in 2003.