Iuliana Ionita-Laza

Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University

Irina Hannah


I am a professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University. My main research interests lie at the interface between statistics and genomics. I am particularly interested in developing statistical and machine learning methods for the analysis of high-dimensional genetic and functional genomics data. I am also involved in applications of such methods to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases and traits, including autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.

Genomics Seminar (2022-2023)

Selected papers

Funding (as PI)

Some professional activities

- I am an associate editor for Biometrics, and Statistics in Biosciences.

- Workshops organized: La Fondation des Treilles (France, 2024), Symposium on Advances in Genomics, Epidemiology and Statistics (Penn, 2015-present), BIRS workshop on deep learning methods in genomics (Canada, 2022), BIRS workshop on genomics and microbiome (Canada, February 2019), Oberwolfach Workshop in Statistical Genomics (Germany, 2015).

- Upcoming conferences: ENAR (Nashville, March 2023), BIRS workshop on "Computational Biology meets Data Science" (Oaxaca, May 2023), School on Cancer Evolution (Como, Italy, May 2023), City University of Hong Kong (June 2023), WNAR (Anchorage, June 2023), The 6th International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics (Tokyo, August 2023).

Openings: I am recruiting students/postdocs. Please email me (ii2135@columbia.edu) if interested.