Employment:Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, 2009–current.Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University, 2006–2009.EducationPh.D. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, 2006.B.S. University of Bucharest, 2000.Exchange Student, Technical University of Munich, 1999Research InterestsStatistical Genetics and Bioinformatics. Development of statistical methods and computational tools for high-dimensional genetic data. Applications to human genetics, such as identification of genetic variants influencing susceptibility to complex diseases including autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.Selected Active Methodological Grant SupportNSF DMS-1100279 (PI: Iuliana Ionita-Laza), 2011-2014 Mathematical Models for sequence data Role: PI.NIH R01 (PI: Iuliana Ionita-Laza), 2012-2016 Statistical methods for high-throughput sequence data, and applications Role: PI.R03HG005908 (PI: Iuliana Ionita-Laza), 2010-2013 NIH-NHGRI Statistical Methods for the detection of rare variants in complex diseases. Role: PI.R01HL093076 (PI: Benjamin Raby), 2009 – 2014 NIH-NHLBI Structural Variation in Asthma Role: PI of the Columbia Subcontract.