Davide Cirillo

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Davide Cirillo is a postdoctoral researcher at BSC Computational Biology group. His area of expertise is Data analytics and Machine Learning, especially the development of predictive methods for Precision Medicine using Complex Networks, Deep Learning, and Cognitive Computing. His work is carried out in the framework of the BSC-IBM Joint Study Agreement (JSA) on Precision Medicine, and two projects (iPC and INFORE) funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme. A project in which he was fully involved was awarded a BBVA Foundation grant (2016-2018) that proves Precision Medicine as the optimal environment for application of innovative technologies.

In 2011, he graduated in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (graded outstanding cum laude) at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he was awarded a merit-based, paid internship at Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology Department. In July 2017, his Ph.D. thesis (graded outstanding cum laude) on the prediction of protein and nucleic acid interactions has been awarded the Extraordinary Prize of the Doctoral School in Biomedicine (Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain).

He underwent high-level professional training (genome data analysis, predictive modeling, deep learning) and participated in national and international conferences and events presenting posters and oral communications. He served as peer-reviewer in a number of scientific papers. He supervised students for the CatalunyaCaixa "Joves i Ciència" and Centro de Formación Intedisciplinaria Superior (CFIS) programmes. He is currently supervising one Ph.D. student researching at BSC Life Sciences Department.