About me

I am a postdoctoral scholar and lecturer in the Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, at the University of California, Berkeley. I am jointly supervised by Terry Speed and Sandrine Dudoit.

My research interests include the development of statistical methods and software with application in high-throughput genomics. My main focus is on RNA sequencing (RNA-seq).


Contact Information

Davide Risso, PhD
Post Doctoral Scholar / Lecturer
Division of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
344 Li Ka Shing Center, MC #3370
Berkeley, CA 94720-3370
E-mail: davide (dot) risso (at) berkeley (dot) edu
risso (dot) davide (at) gmail (dot) com


I received my Ph.D. in Statistics in 2012 from University of Padua, in Italy, under the supervision of Monica Chiogna (co-supervised by Sandrine Dudoit and Chiara Romualdi). I graduated in February 2012 with the Thesis “Simultaneous Inference for RNA-Seq data”.

I was a Visiting Student Researcher in the Division of Biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley from Fall 2010 to Spring 2011. I was a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley from Spring 2012 to Spring 2014.

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