Irene has a degree in Mathematics from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a master in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela (2011). From 1997 to 2015 she was Lecturer at the Universidad Simon Bolivar. Between September 2015 to July 2015 she was Fellowship of the Schlumberger Foundation program Faculty for the Future at the University of California, Santa Cruz (United States). From September 2016 to now, she is Visiting professor at the Mathematics and Informatics Department of Balearic Islands University.
For years she has taught subjects such as Mathematics I and II, Probability and Statistics, Data Analysis, Classical and Bayesian Statistical Inference, Experimental Design, Stochastic Processes, Modeling and Biostatistics in both undergraduate and graduate studies.
She work with the BIOCOM research group (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) since January 2017 and collaborates with the GIEME group (Educational Innovation Group in Mathematics and Engineering). The research line is mainly concerned to statistical modeling using Bayesian statistics. As a result of this research, she participated in research and development projects, published in scientific journals and attended numerous congresses. She has advising two master thesis in statistics and 10 final projects in mathematics and engineering. She also has been consulting for pharmaceutical laboratories in the areas of clinical trial design and pharmacoeconomics. She has taught short courses to train professionals in health area about data analysis.