Stats 101: Data Science 101 (Spring 2017)

Stat 48N: Riding the data wave (Fall 2012; Fall 2013; Fall 2014; Fall 2015; Fall 2016)

Stat 270/370: A Course in Bayesian Statistics (Winter 2013; Winter 2016)

Stat 367: Statistical Models in Genetics (Fall 2011; Winter 2015)

Stat 260A/HRP 260A: Workshop in Biostatistics Students can enroll in the Workshop in Biostatistics for one or two units of credit. Each is required to attend weekly meetings, sign in each week on the sheet in the back of the room, and participate in discussion to any extent possible. Subject matter is diverse.

Stat 390: Consulting Workshop (fall 2011)

Data Studio

Statistical Genetics Journal club (not scheduled at the moment)

Opportunities for high-school students

While I am often away during the summer, and hence I can rarely mentor high-school students, here is a link to Research Internships for High School Students at Stanford.

Here is a video of my TEDx presentation at the event organized by Gunn High School, on February 25,2017 Data, Science, and the Truth.

Opportunities for undergraduates

If you are a Stanford Undergraduate interested in a quantitative approach to sciences, check out the Mathematical and Computational Science major. I am an advisor in this major and generally available for meetings on tuesday afternoons: check my MCS advising page.

If you are attending a college different from Stanford, there are a number of summer programs that you might find interesting. Again, I am most often away during the summer and it is unlikely I will be able to work with you then.

Opportunities for graduates

If you are currently at Stanford and interested in my work, please contact me. A good idea is to take one of the classes I teach or attend the journal club/seminars I run.

If you are interested in graduate studies at Stanford in our area of research, you can apply to the Statistics PhD program or to the Biomedical Informatics and ICME programs.

Stanford has a program for Visiting Student Researchers from other universities. You should be aware that there are fees associated to this. The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies offers fellowships that would help with this if you qualify.


I strongly believe that diversity is enriching (that's partly why I left Italy for California :). If you are from a under-served group, who is under-represented in academia, it might be particularly challenging to pursue advanced studies. The university has a number of resources aiming at bridging this gap. Please check out the Diversity Programs web-page. Drs. Thomas and Brown are particularly helpful if you are interested in graduate school.
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