Hi! I am Alessandro, a post-doctoral researcher in biostatistics at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet. Currently, I am working with Keith Humphreys on developing novel statistical models for breast cancer growth and spread.
I obtained 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 research interests are mostly methodological, covering the areas of survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, statistical simulation and computational statistics. 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 here. Most of my applied work is in the area of kidney disease epidemiology and critical care medicine, in collaboration with researchers at Karolinska Institutet and other universities around the world.
I also enjoy creating tools in R to empower other researchers, and I regularly contribute to open-source packages. I expand on software packages I developed (and contributed to) in the software section of this website.
Other things I enjoy, in no particular order: basketball, food (as in eating, cooking, sharing), travelling, technology, podcasts, typography, and all things data. I like running, cycling, and hiking, especially when the weather is kind, and I wish I had more spare time to read all the books from my back catalogue and catch up with all the video games I haven’t played in the past decade or so.
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