Research Interests

Statistical Genetics
Population Genetics
Machine Learning
Cognitive Robotics

Pier Francesco Palamara


Short Bio

I 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). In the past I did research in A.I. and Robotics.

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. I am currently at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, working as a post-doctoral research fellow in Alkes Price's group.

List of publications

DoRIS - a Java software tool for demographic inference based on shared IBD haplotypes (see this paper).

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