Enrico Capobianco, IFC Principal Investigator

Enrico Capobianco holds a Doctorate in Statistical Sciences from the University of Padua. After conducting graduate studies at LSE (London, UK), Northwestern University and UC Berkeley, he pursued research in computational fields at Stanford University (US) (1994-1998). He then spent first a NATO-CNR grant in Denmark (Niels Bohr Institute and Danish Technical University) and after (2001-2002) became an ERCIM fellow at CWI (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science) in Amsterdam (NL). He returned in US in 2003 working for a period as a staff scientist at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, and then as a senior scientist at Boston University, Biomedical Engineering (2004-2005). After being appointed in 2005 head of methods at Serono (Evry, FR), he joined the Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia at the the Polaris Science and Tech Park leading a quantitative systems biology group (2006-2011). His core expertise is in statistical methods fot bioinformatics, bio-network inference and analysis, machine learning and signal/image processing applied to biological studies. His background includes participation in academic and scientific activities at SAMSI, IMA, MSRI and IPAM institutes in US, CAS in China, ICTP in Italy, Fiocruz in Brazil (visiting professor 2008-2010 within the Program, Capes - FIOCRUZ), and the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) in France (Visiting scientist 2010). He’s currently also appointed as Lead Scientist at the Computational Biology & Bioinformatics division of the Center for Computational Science of the University of Miami, Miami (FL-US) located at the Miler School of Medicine.