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I am a third year PhD student working on the mathematical and statistical modelling of single-cell data, as well as on Bayesian integrative clustering for multi-omics data. I am particularly interested in MCMC and SMC methods to sample from large, particularly discrete, sample spaces, and in Bayesian nonparametric methods.
My project is supervised by Lorenz Wernisch and John Reid. We have developed novel Bayesian methods and MCMC sampling strategies for the pseudotemporal ordering and model-based clustering of single-cell data.
I previously also worked in spatial statistics, and I teach small group tutorials for undergraduate students in Probability, Markov Chains, and Statistics.Conference presentations: MCM, Monte Carlo Methods and Applications, Montreal, July 2017 (talk); RECOMB, Research in Computational Molecular Biology, Hong Kong, May 2017 (poster); MASAMB, Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology, Vienna, April 2017 (talk)
Selected PapersM. E. Strauß, M. Mezzetti, S. Leorato (2017)Is a matrix exponential specification suitable for the modeling of spatial correlation structures?
Spatial Statistics 20: 221–243
M. E. Strauss, J. E. Reid, L. Wernisch (2018)GPseudoRank: a permutation sampler for single cell orderings