Donatello Telesca

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

(310) 825 6402
(310) 267 2113

Room 21-254B CHS
Department of Biostatistics
UCLA School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

  • B.S. Economics and Statistics (2002) Bocconi University, Milano, Italy
  • M.S. Statistics (2004) University of Washington
  • Ph.D. Statistics (2007) University of Washington
Research Interests: 

Dr. Telesca received a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington and spent two years at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a postdoctoral fellow.  His research interests include Bayesian methods in multivariate statistics, functional data analysis, statistical methods in bio- and nano-informatics.  His work in multivariate Bayesian analysis stems from the application and extension of Graphical modeling techniques to high dimensional 'omics' data. Dr. Telesca has pursued issues of model determination from both an applied and theoretical perspective. His interest in highly structured multivariate observations extends to the field of nano-informatics, where he worked on the formulation of Statistical approaches to Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships models. His work in functional data analysis has focused on stochastic models targeting the timing of latent events through time-warping and has seen applications ranging from bio-informatics to criminology. Dr. Telesca is a member of the California NanoSystems Institute and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. For a current view of his methodological and collaborative research see (Publications and Preprints) or (Google scholar

  • Biostatistics 110B Basic Biostatistics
  • Biostatistics 213 Introduction to Computational Methods in Biostatistics
  • Biostatistics 245 Advanced Biostatistics Seminar
  • Biostatistics 251 Multivariate Biostatistics
  • Biostatistics 276 Inferential Techniques that Use Simulation