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Claudio Reggiani

PhD student in Big Data, Machine Learning and Bioinformatics

About Me

PhD student in big data, machine learning and bioinformatics at Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels, (IB)2. Researches novel functional elements in human and mouse genomes using multi-omics data integration and distributed machine learning algorithms. Acquired data analysis, data visualization and communication skills to work in team-based interdisciplinary projects. Uses his full-stack web developer competences to prototype ideas, from online communities to social media tools. Consistently widens and challenges his own expertise.

Education

  • *

    PhD candidate at Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Integration analysis of multi-omics data. Research on scalable machine learning methods in data intensive frameworks.

  • 2013

    Visiting student at Machine Learning Group (MLG), ULB

    Scaling feature selection algorithms using MapReduce on Apache Hadoop.
    [github]

  • 2013

    Master of Science in Computer Engineering

    Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, 2013, 104/110
    [master thesis]

  • 2010

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Modena, Italy, 110/110 cum laude

Publications

Reggiani et al. Novel promoters and coding first exons in DLG2 linked to developmental disorders and intellectual disability (2017) Genome Medicine [link]
Reggiani et al. Analysis of structured RDF/XML data using Spark and GraphX. (2016) Proceedings in BENELEARN 2016. [link]
Reggiani et al. Minimum Redundancy Maximum Relevance: MapReduce implementation using Apache Hadoop (2014) Proceedings in BENELEARN 2014. [link]

Teaching

Université Libre de Bruxelles
2014
Teaching Assistant
Teaching support for "Machine learning methods for bioinformatics". The course focuses on advanced statistical techniques for learning predictive models (classification, regression) from biological and medical data.
Biopark Formation
2014
Teaching Assistant
Teaching support for "Big Data mining in Life Sciences with open source software". The course focuses on the use of R and Bioconductor packages to mine real data, with hands on case studies.

Projects

Postclock.it
2017 - *
Founder / Full-stack web developer
Social media content tool developed with Symfony2. It allows the scheduling of media content on social media accounts.
[website]
Giocareascacchi.it
2008 - *
Founder / Full-stack web developer
Chess community website for Italian chessplayers. The website is built using PHP/MySQL, HTML, CSS and Javascript. It lets the users play chess, manage articles, interact in the forum, and join tournaments.
[website]
Javachess
2006
Java programmer
Client-server java application to play chess online.
[download]

Awards

IBM
2013
IBM EMEA Best Student Recognition 2013
The 2013 EMEA Best Student Recognition Event brought together at IBM Montpellier, France, the top students from across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Consorzio Spinner
2013
Spinner Research Scholarship for Research and Development
Research grant aimed at a project of international collaboration for the development of new technologies in the industrial region of Emilia Romagna.
Comune di Modena
2007
Il pinguino nel computer
Winner of "Il pinguino nel computer" competition (2007 edition), organized by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena and Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Computer Engineering Department). The aim was to stimulate young people to develop an open source application under Linux environment.

Contact

Phone number
+32 (0)2 650 54 11
Email
creggian (at) ulb (dot) ac (dot) be
Address
Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels
ULB-VUB, La Plaine Campus, Triomflaan, BC building, 6th floor, CP 263
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Programming Languages

R
PHP
Java
Scala
Python

Frameworks

Apache Spark
Symfony2

Languages

Italian
English
French
Chinese

Online Certificates

Machine Learning [pdf] coursera
Computing for Data Analysis [pdf] coursera
Gamification [pdf] coursera
Social Psychology [pdf] coursera
Global History Lab, Part 1 [pdf] novoed
Chinese Language, Level I [pdf] edx
Chinese Language, Level II [pdf] edx
Reputation Management in a Digital World [pdf] verified edx
Facebook Marketing: Grow Your Page Without Ads [pdf] udemy

Hobbies

Volleyball
Chess