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My name is Alessandro and I am a statistician by training, data enthusiast, nature lover, and pizza aficionado. I am currently working as a Senior Biostatistician and Software Developer at Red Door Analytics in Stockholm, Sweden.

I hold a PhD in biostatistics from the University of Leicester. Previous to that, I studied biostatistics and experimental statistics at the University of Milano-Bicocca, and statistics and computing technologies at the University of Padua.

My background is mostly methodological, covering the areas of survival analysis, correlated data analysis and multilevel modelling, statistical simulation and computational statistics, with a pinch of causal inference here and there. My PhD focussed on the analysis of electronic health records, exploring biases and studying the performance of modern analytical methods; my thesis is openly available online from the Leicester Thesis Archive. Moreover, I have extensive data analysis and research experience in collaborative settings, having worked in academic settings for about a decade now. A list of my scientific contributions can be found on Google Scholar, and a copy of my CV is available here.

I also enjoy creating, developing, refining, and improving tools in R to empower other researchers and build more open, more powerful, and more reproducible data analysis pipelines. I am a proud contributor to open-source packages: I expand on software packages I developed (and contributed to) in the software section of this website. To this end, I am currently a member of openstatsware, formerly known as the ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Software Engineering Working Group.

Other things I enjoy, in no particular order: basketball, the joy of food (from eating to cooking to sharing), travelling, technology, podcasts, typography, and of course, all things data. Pizza holds a special place in my heart (and stomach), deserving an honourable mention. When the weather permits, I like running, cycling, and hiking, and I wish I had more time to read all the books from my backlog and catch up with all the video games I haven't played in the past decade or so.

Keen to connect? Drop me an e-mail at alessandro(at)ellessenne.xyz. While I've definitely bid farewell to Twitter (and, frankly, you should too – long live the pre-pandemic #statstwitter, that was fun!), you can find me on Mastodon or Threads. Alternatively, I go by ellessenne on almost every platform you can think of. Looking forward to hearing from you!