Luca Ferrarini

Luca Ferrarini

Software Engineer, Ph.D.

Sesto San Giovanni, Italy



What's the difference

Master degree in information/software engineer (110/100 cum laude) (Master project developed at The Burnham Institute, San Diego, CA)

Ph.D. in medical image analysis (cum laude) (Leiden University Medical Center)

Post-doc personal grant winner (300,000 euros) for a three year research project (young product manager) in neuroimaging analysis

Senior post-doc in bioinformatics

Head of bioinformatics and data analysis unit

Software Engineer Java EE

Career goal: further develop project manager …


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Work History & Feedback

Bioinformatics programmer / data analyst

25 hrs @ $33.33/hr
Earned $817
“Luca is a high quality bioinformatician and a good programmer with a strong knowledge of machine learning and biology. Strongly recommended.”


Machine Learning / Statistical Analysis needed.

Fixed Price $334
“Fantastic (again). If only all the contractors on odesk were this good. Luca gives me faith in finding good people on odesk and in the future of the Italian economy. His skills match his communication, which I find to be excellent. I would have to struggle to find fault with the interaction. It has been positive in every way after two long-ish jobs.The whole process takes longer than I would like, but 1) This is not Luca's full-time job; and 2) I am unprepared to pay unlimited amounts on EC2. He has always been in communication about the timing and best guess toward completion. My experience in working with Luca is that he knows his statistics as well as anyone, can code to the appropriate level of proficiency, and communicates with a clarity and responsiveness that is rare.”


Machine Learning / Statistical Analysis needed.

Fixed Price $500
“Excellent setting of expectations in advance of executing the job. Excellent communication and flexibility during the job. Fine work as a result.”


Bioinformatics programmer / data analyst

11 hrs @ $36.67/hr
Earned $391
“Luca has been an outstanding contractor, displaying maturity, good communication skills, and sound knowledge of bioinformatics and computer science. Wholeheartedly recommended.”


computational mathematics algorithm implementation in c++

50 hrs @ $27.78/hr
Earned $1,380
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Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Data Interpretation Test


Data Structures Test


English To Italian Translation Skills Test


Italian Vocabulary Skills Test


Management Skills Test


Microsoft Excel 2010 Test


Programming with C Test


Programming with C++ Test


U.S. English Basic Skills Test


oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Staffing Managers