Assistant Professor, Rita Levi Montalcini Fellow Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova Via C. Battisti, 241 35121 Padova, Italy and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medicine
402 E 67th St.
New York, NY 10065

E-mail: risso (dot) davide (at) gmail (dot) com
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Research and Teaching Interests

My research focus is on the development, implementation and application of statistical models in high-throughput sequencing and other genomic data. Currently, my main focus is on single-cell RNA-seq.

I am interested in the statistical modeling of high-dimensional data, parametric and non-parametric regression, clustering, factor analysis and dimensionality reduction, multiple hypothesis testing, combining data from multiple sources (meta-analysis), exploratory data analysis and data visualization, reproducible research.

Background

I received my Ph.D. in Statistics in 2012 from the University of Padua, in Italy, under the supervision of Monica Chiogna (co-supervised by Sandrine Dudoit and Chiara Romualdi). I graduated in February 2012 with the Thesis “Simultaneous Inference for RNA-Seq data.”

I was a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Statistics (2012 – 2014) and at the Division of Biostatistics (2014 – 2016) at the University of California, Berkeley. In the Fall of 2014 I was a Lecturer in the Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.

In February 2017 I joined the faculty of the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology of Weill Cornell Medicine as an Assistant Professor.

After being awarded a “Rita Levi Montalcini” fellowship, since the summer of 2018 I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy.