Marianna graduated from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department in 2007 and the Informatics for Life Sciences Master's program in 2010, both from the University of Patras, Greece. Her PhD was completed in 2014, working jointly in the Cell Cycle Laboratory of the University of Patras and the Automatic Control Lab of ETH Zurich. During her PhD, she worked on stochastic hybrid modeling of biological systems, with applications in modeling of protein diffusion and binding within the nucleus, modeling of DNA replication and re-replication, and parameter inference from experimental microscopy data.
She joined the Computational Systems Biology group of IBM Research Zurich in 2015, working on the mathematical modeling of tumor heterogeneity. She is part of MetastasiX, a SystemsX project aiming to model breast cancer progression to metastasis, with the ultimate goal of identifying targets for new effective therapies. She works on the analysis of single-cell data, using a variety of machine learning and mathematical modeling approaches. Her general research interests include machine learning methods for the analysis of complex biological datasets (clustering, deep learning, SVM), data pre-processing (denoising, normalization), feature selection, and data visualization.
Current and Prior Positions
Research Staff Member
10/2017 - Present
05/2015 - 09/2017