Dr Luisa Cutillo

Dr Luisa Cutillo


I am a Lecturer in 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.

I was awarded a prestigious 2 years Marie SkÅ‚odowska-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. Prior to that, I was Lecturer (ricercatore) at the University of Naples “Parthenope” in the Faculty of Economics and a member of the Bioinformatics Core of the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Naples.

I am Programme Manager for the following Masters programmes in the School of Mathematics:


  • Group leader for the Modern Applied Statistcs Group

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 biomendical networks application.

Current Events:

Bioinformatics Awareness Day (BAD) – Single Cell RNAseq Hackathon (12th May 2022) will provide researchers with the opportunity to gather, discuss, and implement ideas/projects during intensive and productive coding sessions in bioinformatics.

The topics will be 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/

Register here: https://store.leeds.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-engineering-and-physical-sciences/school-of-maths/single-cell-rnaseq-hackathon

Past Events:

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.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/349-metadata-integration-in-networks-analysis-with-unobserved-edges">Metadata integration in Networks analysis with unobserved edges</a></li>