Anna Paola Carrieri is a Post Doc Research Scientist in the Computational Genomic group at IBM Research UK since January 2016. Her research focuses on computational models and methods in Computational Genomics and Population Genomics. She is currently working on metagenomics analyses and visualisation related to food safety.
She received her PhD in Computer Science from University of Milan-Bicocca under the supervision of Prof. Paola Bonizzoni and Laxmi Parida. Her PhD thesis focused on computational problems motivated by the need of understanding the evolution of genomic information starting from data produced by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies. A main contribution has been the introduction of a framework for modelling complex evolutionary scenarios and a backward simulation algorithm, named SimRA (Simulation based on Random-graphs Algorithms), developed during her visiting at IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre.
Prior to that, she received her B. E. Computer Science and M.Sc Computer Science degrees respectively from University of Bari and University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.