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I am a second-year PhD student at the BSU, supervised by Dr Paul Kirk and Dr Chris Wallace.
My research is concerned with the development of statistical methodology for the analysis of genomic data in stratified medicine. The identification of relevant patient subgroups (e.g. patients that might be expected to respond similarly to treatments, or to have similar disease progression/outcomes) on the basis of genomics datasets presents a number of challenges. In particular, because genomics datasets typically comprise measurements taken on a very large number of variables (e.g. whole-genome expression data), it is usually the case that we can identify many different patient subgroups, depending on which variables we include in our analysis. In my PhD, I am developing and implementing methods that integrate genomic datasets with data on specific patient outcomes, to ensure that we identify truly relevant patient subgroups.
Prior to this, I completed a dual degree in Mathematical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France). I did my Bachelor's thesis at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis (France) under the supervision of Dr Paola Goatin, and my Master's thesis at the Statistical Laboratory in Cambridge (UK), co-supervised by Dr Davide Pigoli and Prof Piercesare Secchi.
To learn more about me, please visit my personal website.
Selected PapersAlessandra Cabassi, Davide Pigoli, Piercesare Secchi, and Patrick A. Carter (2017)Permutation tests for the equality of covariance operators of functional data with applications to evolutionary biology
Electronic Journal of Statistics Vol. 11, No. 2: 3815-3840