TelescaDonatello Telesca

Visiting Harrington Faculty Fellow, SDS 
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
GDC 7.308

Technical Areas of Interest: Multivariate Statistics, Bayesian Methods, Functional Data Analysis, Statistical applications in Bio- and Nanoinformatics.

Dates of Residence: September 5, 2013 to June 30, 2014

Background: Donatello received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington in 2007. In the same year he joined the department of Biostatistics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2009 he joined the Faculty of the department of Biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. At UCLA he is also a member of the California NanoSystems Institute. He is on sabbatical leave during the academic year 2013/2014 and he is currently a visiting faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.

Education:

Ph.D., Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle (WA), 2007

M.S. Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle (WA), 2004

B.S., Economics and Statistics, Universit√° Luigi Bocconi, Milano, (Italy), 2002


XuYanxun Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow,  SDS
GDC 7.306

Technical Areas of Interest: Bayesian Methods, Nonparametric Bayesian Methods, Statistical Modeling in Clinical Trials and Bioinformatics, High-throughput Sequencing Data, Networks

Dates of Residence: August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014

Background: Yanxun received her PhD in Statistics from Rice University in 2013. Her main research interests lie in the areas of biostatistics, bioinformatics and computational biology, with a focus on network analysis, Bayesian model development for complex, high-throughput, genomics and proteomics data, and early-phase clinical trials. Her research aims to provide computational methods to explore high-dimensional data, and derive hypotheses and solutions that may lead to discovery of new biological insights. Before her PhD, she completed her Master in Statistics from Texas Tech University, Lubbock in 2010 and Bachelors in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing in 2007. She Worked in Xinhua News Agency, Beijing from 2007 to 2008.

Education:

Ph.D., Statistics, Rice University, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston (TX), 2013

M.S. Major in Statistics, Minor in Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock (TX), 2010

B.S., Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, 2007