My name is Matteo Quartagno. I was born in 1988 in Biella, in the Italian Alpine foothills, where I lived for the first 18 years of my life. I then moved to Turin to study maths, one of my "passions". Mountains are another one. They are in my DNA, from both parts of my family; I always loved them, both in Winter (read "skiing") and in Summer (read "hiking"). You might then wonder why in 2012 I decided to move to London. (I sometimes do as well).
The reason I moved to the UK was to do a Ph.D at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Now, if you were one of the 93874 people about to ask it: NO, it was not a cheap way of travelling to tropical countries pretending to save the world. My Ph.D was in medical statistics, so my average day involved me sitting in front of a computer, studying how to make sense of data with missing values.
Since 2018 I work at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL. I develop methods to design and analyse trials to test treatments.
I am married and I am now a British citizen, just in time before we get rid of these bloody Europeans (just kidding).
In this space I am going to talk a bit about statistics, or more generally about the world seen through a statistical lens. But I am also going to talk about my passions.
I love sport, particularly skiing and tennis. I love music and playing guitar. I love reading, particularly russian literature. I love travelling, in the most uncomfortable ways possible.