Pier Palamara (PI)


I am an associate professor at Oxford University’s Department of Statistics and a group leader at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics. I am broadly interested in developing new methods to solve problems in population and medical genetics.

Before coming to Oxford I spent three and a half years working on statistical and population genetics as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. I received my PhD in computer science from Columbia University. Prior to that, I obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rome’s Sapienza University and Columbia University, all in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive robotics.