TEACHING AND MENTORING

 

At Penn State, I am a faculty of the graduate programs in Statistics, and in Bioinformatics & Genomics. In addition, I am a faculty and a PI of the NIH-funded CBIOS (Computation, Biology and Statistics) training program. At the Sant’Anna School for Advanced Studies (Pisa, IT), I am a faculty of the PhD program in Data Science.

I am also a member of the Advisory Board for the PhD Program in Mathematical Models and Methods in Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano (Milano, IT), and of the organizing committee for the CGSI (Computational Genomics Summer Institute) at UCLA. (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Over the years, I taught many undergraduate and graduate courses concerning regression methods and applied statistics, statistical learning, as well as bioinformatics and the statistical analysis of data produced by high-throughput “Omics” technologies.

My colleagues (including statisticians, computer scientists, biologists, meteorologists and economists) and I maintain close-knit co-advising networks to train and mentor students and postdoctoral researches working at the interfaces of our disciplines. Utilizing my connections with several US and European academic institutions, I also actively promote international exchange visits and collaborations — which are critical for enriching students’ intellectual development and career paths.

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