I am an Assistant Professor (Italian equivalent of RTDA) in Statistics at the MEMOTEF Department of Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Previously, I was a Postdoc in Biostatistics at the MRC - Biostatistics Unit of University of Cambridge, UK, part of the former Design and Analysis of Randomised Trials Group, recently renamed to Efficient Study Design.
I did my PhD in Methodological Statistics at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). During my PhD, I spent my time between my home university, and two external universities, which I joined as a Visiting Research Scholar. First, the National University of Singapore, specifically at the Duke-NUS Medical School, where I worked under the supervision of Bibhas Chakraborty on Reinforcement Learning (RL) and MABs algorithms applied in Modern Biostatistics. Second, the Computer Science Department of University of Toronto (Canada), under the supervision of Joseph Jay Williams, where I am also part of the Intelligent Adaptive Interventions Lab, and a collaborator of Multi-armed bandits (MABs) based adaptive experiments, such as the Berkeley DIAMANTE study and the GoodLife Fitness project.
In a previous life, I worked as a biostatistician at the GIMEMA Foundation (Rome), and I have been actively involved in cancer and health-related research projects, included the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer projects and the PROMOTION Registry.
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