WELCOME TO MY HOMEPAGE!Department of Statistics Columbia University 928 SSW Building 1255 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY, 10027 office: 901B email: marco.avella@columbia.edu About meI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University. Before joining Columbia I was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, where I was affiliated with the Sloan School of Management and the Statistics and Data Science Center. I received my PhD in Statistics in 2016 from the University of Geneva, where I worked under the supervision of Elvezio Ronchetti. I hold a Bachelor degree in Economics and Master in Statistics from the University of Geneva. Research InterestsMy
main research interests lie at the intersection between robust
statistics, high-dimensional statistics and machine learning. In a
nutshell, statistical models are useful approximations
to reality that are built under mathematically convenient assumptions. I am particularly
interested in understanding the robustness properties of modern statistical
procedures when the assumptions upon which models are constructed
fail to hold. Other areas of interest include differential privacy, network data and bootstrap inference. |