Mauricio is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington. He was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University and the National Institute of Statistical Science --- NISS from 2015 to 2017, where his work was supported by the National Science Foundation - Census Research Network under the mentoring of Jerry Reiter.
Mauricio holds a bachelors degree in statistics from the National University of Colombia in Bogota. He also worked for three years in the Conflict Analysis Resource Center --- CERAC, a Bogota-based think tank devoted to the study of armed conflicts. In 2010 Mauricio joined the graduate program in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, where he obtained a PhD under the supervision of Stephen Fienberg.