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Sofia Massa

Dr Sofia Massa
Departmental Lecturer
MSc in Applied Statistics Course Coordinator

+44 (0) 1865 272860 (Department)
+44 (0) 1865 282862 (Direct)
+44 (0) 1865 272595 (Fax)

Biographical Sketch

I received a Master degree in Mathematics from the University of Udine (Italy) and a PhD in Statistics (with Doctor Europaeus mention) from the University of Padua (Italy).

My research  interests are in the area of graphical models and the study of the combination of evidence from different sources. I also collaborate on research problems in bioinformatics.

I joined the Department of Statistics in September 2010.

Research interests

Graphical models, structural meta-analysis, algebraic statistics, bioinformatics.

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

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