Stefano Beretta

I have received my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2013 at DISCo (Dipartimento Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione), Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca, where I have received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science.

My research activity regards Algorithms and it’s focused on Bioinformatic problems. My main interests are in the design and development of combinatorial algorithms, with particular attention at biological problems. I work on the study and the realization of applications for biological sequences analysis. I’m also interested in the study of computational complexity.

During the first year of my PhD I worked on the design of a computational model for the identification of Structural Variations between genomes using Next-Generation Sequencing data (short reads and paired-ends).  Currently I am working on the realization of an algorithm for the characterization of alternative splicing events of genes, using RNA-Seq data.


Address: Dept. Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione (DISCo)
Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca
Building U14 – Room 1047
Viale Sarca 336, 20126 – Milano, Italy

Email: beretta [at] disco [dot] unimib [dot] it

Phone: +39 02 6448 7832


  • October 2006 – April 2009: Master’s degree (“Laurea Specialistica”) in Informatics (summa cum laude) from the University of Milano – Bicocca. Master’s Thesis: “Algoritmi per la Predizione della Struttura Secondaria dell’RNA”, Advisor: Prof. P. Bonizzoni, Co-Advisor: Prof. G. Della Vedova.
  • October 2003 – October 2006: Bachelor’s degree (“Laurea di Primo Livello”) in Informatics from the University of Milano – Bicocca. Bachelor’s Thesis: “Un framework per la simulazione di sistemi complessi: metodologie di visualizzazione scientifica”, Advisor: Prof. G. Cattaneo, Co-Advisor: dott. F. Farina.
  • September 1998 – July 2003: diploma of Informatics Engineering Technician (“Perito Industriale Capotecnico specializzato in Informatica”), high school “Istituto tecnico commerciale sperimentale – Alessandro Greppi”, Monticello Brianza (LC), Italy.


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