About Me

Hi! I am Alessandro, a Senior Biostatistician 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, 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. A list of my scientific contributions can be found on Google Scholar, and click here to download a copy of my CV.

I also enjoy creating tools in R to empower other researchers and build more open, more powerful, and more reproducible data analysis pipelines. I regularly contribute 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 the ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Software Engineering Working Group.

Other things I enjoy, in no particular order: basketball, food (as in eating, cooking, sharing), travelling, technology, podcasts, typography, and all things data, pizza (yes, pizza is so good it deserves a special mention). 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 backlog and catch up with all the video games I haven’t played in the past decade or so.

If you want to get in touch feel free to send an email to alessandro(at)ellessenne.xyz; I am not really on Twitter anymore these days (long live the pre-pandemic #statstwitter!), so toot at me on Mastodon I guess? Alternatively, I am at ellessenne on pretty much all platforms you can think of.

Finally, please note that the content on this website is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 International License.