Dr Luisa Cutillo

Dr Luisa Cutillo


I am an Associate Professor in the Department of  Statistics at the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds and have a very multidisciplinary background. I received my PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Naples “Federico II” and my undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy. After my PhD  I was Lecturer (ricercatore) at the University of Naples “Parthenope” in the exccellence department of Quantitative Methods and at the same time member of the Bioinformatics Core of the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Naples.

In 2015 I was awarded a prestigious 2 years Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship that I carried out in the research group of Professor Neil Lawrence both at the Department of Computer Science and Neuroscience (SITraN), University of Sheffield. I have been an academic at the University of Leeds since 2018 where my main role is to be Programme Manager for the following Masters programmes in the School of Mathematics:


  • Alan Turing Fellow
  • Leader of the Local DS&AI education Interest group
  • LITE Fellow

Research interests

My current interests are related to Networks and Networks applications. In particular I am interested in studying and validating Networks structures and in biomedical application.

Past Events:

  •  Turing Workshop for Data Science educators 21st September 2022, University of Leeds. We hosted many speakers from Industry (Morrisons, ASDA, MathWorks), Academia (Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham) and the Alan Turing Institute (full list of speakers here), with a panel discussion in the morning and interactive group discussions in the afternoon.
  • Bioinformatics Awareness Day (BAD) – Single Cell RNAseq Hackathon (12th May 2022) provided researchers with the opportunity to gather, discuss, and implement ideas/projects during intensive and productive coding sessions in bioinformatics.
    The topics were aligned to challenges proposed by the local applied statistics and mathematics and biomedical communities, with particular focus on Single Cell RNAseq data, together with training on a selection of new methodologies.
    Website: https://conferences.leeds.ac.uk/bad-hackathon/
  • Together with Professor Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat, I organised a COST action event, Women in Networks (WiN), bringing together women from around the world working in networks modelling and applications and hosted at the School of Mathematics. You can read the news here.
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Current postgraduate researchers

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