Research InterestsStatistical genetics
Pier Francesco Palamara
Short BioI obtained my "laurea di Primo Livello" and "Laurea Specialistica" (B.S. and M.S. degrees) from Rome's Sapienza University, and a M.S. degree from Columbia University (Dec. 2009). Until then, the focus of my studies/research was on artificial intelligence, cognitive robotics and machine learning.
I defended my Ph.D. thesis "Population genetics of identity-by-descent" at Columbia University in October 2013. My Ph.D. advisor was Itsik Pe'er, and I mainly worked on computational models for population genetics. While in grad school I spent a few months as a research intern at Microsoft Research (eScience group, LA) and IBM Research (T.J. Watson, NY).
I am currently at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, working on statistical genetics problems as a post-doctoral researcher in Alkes Price's group.
PublicationsSee my list of publications, or Google Scholar profile.
SoftwareSome of the code I wrote for my projects is available at my Github page