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email@example.com - Cristiano VARIN
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www.unive.it/persone/cristiano.varin (scheda personale)
Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Informatica e Statistica
Sito web struttura: http://www.unive.it/dais
Sede: Campus scientifico via Torino
|Research team||Science of complex economic, human and natural systems|
Componente del Presidio di Qualità
November 2014: Full Professor in Statistics (with unanimous vote)
Cristiano Varin’s research interests span statistical methodology and applications. He is internationally recognized as a leading figure in the diffusion of composite likelihood inference. He wrote two highly cited papers (according to Web of Science) in the category of mathematical disciplines (highly cited papers belong to the 1% of the most cited in the field) that are commonly cited as key references of composite likelihood methods. The international interest towards his contributions to composite likelihood is attested by many invited talks at various university departments and conferences, including the conferences of the Royal Statistical Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and two invited short PhD courses (2 days) at University Milan Bicocca and University of Rome Sapienza. He co-organized the two workshops on composite likelihood methods (Warwick, April 2008; Banff International Research Center, Canada, April 2012).
Other recent methodological work regards copula regression, meta-analysis, paired comparison data modelling. A special interest is the development of free and open-source statistical software. Two R packages coauthored with other personnell of this research project have been published on the CRAN repository (gcmr, with Guido Masarotto; metaLik, with Annamaria Guolo).
One of his most important recent achievements is the “read paper” of the Royal Statistical Society with David Firth (Warwick) and Manuela Cattelan (Padova), on statistical modelling of the citations exchanged between scholarly journals, published with discussion (about 30 contributions).
He has collaborated with some of the foremost scholars from leading international institutions (University of Toronto, Warwick University, University of Oslo) and has participated in several national and international projects. He is currently working on the monograph “Likelihood and its Extensions” with Nancy Reid (Toronto) and Grace Yi (Waterloo), to be published by Chapman & Hall. He is a named research partner of the prestigious EPRSC-funded “Intractable Likelihood” project led by Gareth Roberts (Warwick) and several other Guy medallists of the Royal Statistical Society. He served as Associate Editor for the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C for the period 2013-2016.
AWARDS & HONORS
Invited conference talks
Invited talks at university departments or research centres
Wien University Economics and Business (2016, 2013), University of Innsbruck (2015), Hasselt University (2012), University of Copenhagen (2011), University of Toronto (2011), University Pompeu Fabra Barcellona (2010), University of Oslo (2009), University of Warwick (2009, 2005), University Paris V Descartes (2008, 2007), Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (2006), University Rome Tor Vergata (2006), EPFL Lausanne (2006), University Ca’ Foscari (2006), University of Perugia (2004), University of Udine (2004) Three invited conference discussions and 25 contributed presentations at conferences and workshops.
Annals of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics; Annals of Applied Statistics; Behavior Research Methods; Bernoulli; Biometrical Journal; Biometrics; Biometrika; Biostatistics; Canadian Journal of Statistics; Computational Statistics; Computational Statistics and Data Analysis; Communication in Statistics - Simulation and Computation; Environmentrics; Foundations and Trends in Econometrics; IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing; International Journal of Biostatistics; Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics; Journal of Multivariate Analysis; Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference; Journal of the American Statistical Association; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C; Journal of Statistical Software; Metron; Psycometrika; SAGE Open Medicine; Soil Research; Stat; Statistical Methods and Applications; Statistical Methods in Medical Research; Statistical Modelling; Statistical Papers; Statistical Science; Statistica Sinica; Statistics and Computing; Statistics in Medicine; Transportation Research Part B; Transportmetrika
Books and proceedings
Advances in Econometrics; Copulae in Mathematical and Quantitative Finance; Italian Statistical Society conference; S.Co conference.
Athens University of Economics and Business; Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Norwegian Council of Research; Swiss National Science Foundation; The Royal Society of New Zealand.