Dr Sofia Massa

Departmental Lecturer


+44 (0)1865 272860 (Department)
+44 (0)1865 282862 (Direct)
massa at stats.ox.ac.uk

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Biographical Sketch

I received a PhD in Statistics (with Doctor Europaeus Mention) from the University of Padua (Italy) in April 2008 and I joined the Department of Statistics in September 2010.

Research interests

Graphical models: inference, structural learning, propagation of evidence, prediction, structural meta-analysis, connection with algebraic statistics, use of graphical models in applied contexts (e.g. biology, experimental psychology). Statistical theory and inference.

Selected publications

Massa, M.S., Lauritzen, S.L. (2010). Combining statistical models. In Algebraic Methods in Statistics and Probability II, Contemporary Mathematics Series, vol. 516, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, pp. 239-259.

Massa, M.S., Chiogna, M., Romualdi, C. (2010). Gene set analysis exploiting the topology of a pathway. BMC Systems Biology, 4:121

Risso, D., Massa, M.S., Chiogna, M., Romualdi, C. (2009). A modified LOESS normalisation applied to microRNA arrays: a comparative evaluation. Bioinformatics, 25, 2685-2691

Chiogna, M., Massa, M.S., Risso, D., Romualdi, C. (2009). A comparison on effects of normalisations in the detection of differentially expressed genes. BMC Bioinformatics, 10:61