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Let’s talk about you: what is your background, what do you teach, and what are your research interests?
I am from Venice and I teach statistics and probability calculus. My research has always focused on methodological aspects of statistics, rather than on applications. I am interested in asymptotic methods for inference and prediction, using both frequentist and Bayesian approaches.

What was your academic career?
I graduated in Mathematics and immediately started my PhD in Statistics at the University of Padua. During my PhD I spent several periods of study abroad, at the universities of Barcelona (E), Aarhus (DK) and Warwick (UK). I became a researcher at the Politecnico di Torino where I worked for about 4 years, before moving to Ca' Foscari in 2003. Since 2006 I have been Associate Professor of Statistics.

What is the aspect of your research you are most passionate about?
I consider myself privileged to have a job that lets me spend part of my time studying and continuing to learn. Research is an important part of my life that stimulates me and takes up a large part of my thoughts. What makes my research fascinating is certainly the chance to test myself with new challenges every day.

What do teaching and researching mean to you?
Teaching gives me the chance to stay in touch with young scholars whose enthusiasm is always a source of inspiration. Besides, teaching requires constant updates in both content and methodology. For me, research has the appeal of discovery and novelty, which is what makes my job so exciting.

Can you offer any advice to researchers in the early stages of their career?
Although the road may seem very long and difficult at first, the world of research offers countless opportunities for growth. These days, there are opportunities to work with scholars and researchers from all over the world, which enable you to increase your skills and come into contact with different places and cultures. The initial difficulties are certainly rewarded by a path full of professional and personal satisfaction.

 

Last update: 27/02/2024