[Gaetano Romano ~]$

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I was born in a small town in southern Italy where people used to give each other nicknames. As a kid mine was "the philosopher", but at the end I became a statistician. I guess there is little difference between the two since they both answer questions about the world.

Have faith in others, and shoulder those who are close to you, be grateful. Think, ask questions, be curious, forge your beliefs but don't let those blind you.

Meaning is a jumper that you have to knit yourself. Do not waste your time, as it is limited, but do not rush things either: there is plenty already to achieve what matters.

I belong to that category of indidividuals who like to shower in the evening, after all.

Computers tough me a language, how to play an instrument, how to shoot a landscape, how to cook, how to make a film, how to code. Now it is my turn to teach something back to them. I like computers, and I hope that they will like me too whenever we reach the singularity and they decide to get rid of us :^)

I also like platypuses, they are intresting creatures. They remind me of the fact that there is no such thing as black or white.

I donated to Wikipedia once, not because I felt like to, but because those pop-ups asking for a donation were very annoying and they made me feel really bad. Seriously that is pure emotional abuse. Later on I found out that you could remove them with an adBlocker. I'm a terrible individual after all.


Education

2018 - current

PhD Student in Statistics - Lancaster University

Currently pursuing a PhD in computational statistics with a focus on statistical scalability for streaming data.

2017 - 2018

MSc in Data and Computational Science - University College Dublin

A program which gave me with a range of tools in Bayesian analysis, mcmc, matrix theory, data mining, and computing in general.

2014 - 2017

BSc in Statiscical Sciences - Alma Mater University of Bologna

The programme drove me trough the basis of mathematics and statistics, linear algebra, probability, modelling, biostatistics and much more.

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