Dr. Telesca is Associate Professor of Biostatistics at UCLA. He received a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington and spent two years at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a postdoctoral fellow.  His research interests include Bayesian methods in multivariate statistics, functional data analysis, statistical methods in bio- and nano-informatics.  His work in multivariate Bayesian analysis stems from the application and extension of Graphical modeling techniques to high-dimensional 'omics' data. Dr. Telesca has pursued issues of model determination from both an applied and theoretical perspective. His interest in highly structured multivariate observations extends to the field of nano-informatics, where he worked on the formulation of Statistical approaches to Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships models. His work in functional data analysis has focused on stochastic models targeting the timing of latent events through time-warping and has seen applications ranging from bioinformatics to criminology. Dr. Telesca is a member of the California NanoSystems Institute and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.