Elections y-SIS 2023 - Candidates
I am Luca Aiello, currently in the final year of my Ph.D. (XXXVI cycle) in Statistics within the ECOSTAT Ph.D. program at the University of Milano Bicocca. Throughout the course of my doctoral studies, I've had the opportunity of collaborating with several people. Among them there are my supervisor, Lucia Paci, my co-supervisor, Raffaele Argiento, and Sudipto Banerjee, who hosted me during a visiting period at UCLA in the previous academic year. My research focus is centered on Bayesian spatio-temporal models and methods, with a keen interest in environmental statistics and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques. Over the years, I've also done teaching assistancies in basic statistics courses at Politecnico di Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, and the University of Bergamo.
I'm really excited about this opportunity to get more involved in our community. I've always cared about giving back and using my energy to make a positive impact on the people around me. Having the possibility to run for the Y-SIS board would be a fantastic way for me to do just that. From what I've seen, the academic statistics community has a huge potential. It's a place where ideas can really take off, and I'm very curious about the chance to help the growth I believe the community has. I think we can make it an even more fun and stimulating place to be. Through these years, in the statistics academic environent, I've noticed the diverse talents and perspectives that everyone brings to the table. I believe that joining the Y-SIS board will let me help build an even stronger sense of togetherness. Whether it's setting up cool events, encouraging collaborations, or help networking between different sub-communities, I'm ready to get in there and make things happen. I want to be a voice that represents what we all want and work hard to turn our ideas into reality. Together, we can create an academic statistics community that's not just thriving but also super inspiring for everyone involved.
I currently hold the position of Assistant Professor (RTD-A) in Social Statistics at the Department of Economics at the University Ca’ Foscari Venezia. I earned my Ph.D. in Statistical Sciences from the University of Padova in March 2021, investigating novel statistical methods for analyzing neuroscience data. My primary interest lies in applied statistics in various fields, such as social sciences, health sciences, psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, aiming to enhance both domains. My statistical expertise centers on methods that facilitate the understanding and management of high-dimensional data, such as dimension reduction techniques, statistical shape analysis, permutation tests, multiple testing, and selective inference. If you want to know more about me please see my webpage!
I am interested in becoming a part of the y-SIS board for several reasons. I strongly believe in y-SIS's mission to promote the dissemination of statistics, introduce the academic world to students in a fun and engaging way, and create connections among young researchers in Italy. I am confident that my experiences and skills can contribute to this mission. I have a great passion for organizing events, adapting to different situations, creating networks, and sharing ideas, which I believe will come in handy in this role. Moreover, I see this as an important step in my academic career, as it will allow me to expand my horizons beyond publishing and teaching.
I am a postdoctoral researcher in Statistics at the Department of Economics, Management, and Statistics at the University of Milano-Bicocca, working under the supervision of Prof. Bernardo Nipoti. I received my PhD in Statistics at the University of Padova in 2022, supervised by Prof. Antonio Canale (University of Padova) and Prof. Michele Guindani (UCLA). My research interests mainly regard the development and application of Bayesian models, with a particular focus on parametric and nonparametric mixture models.
It is an honor for me to be considered as a prospective board member for y-SIS. As an early-career researcher, I believe that meeting other young researchers to share experiences and knowledge is a key element for one's personal and work success. I think that young researchers across Italy are displaying remarkable talent and innovative ideas. Organizations like y-SIS play a fundamental role in fostering and giving visibility to these researchers. During my years as a y-SIS member, I have truly appreciated the various initiatives, conference sessions and events that allowed me to be motivated and inspired by such an international and thriving environment. In particular, my recent participation at StaTalk really gave me the opportunity to feel the power and strength of the connections that these events can support. For these reasons, it would be a pleasure for me to contribute to organizing and promoting this kind of initiatives in the coming years.
I am Marco Mingione, and I am an Assistant Professor (RTD-A) at Roma Tre University. My academic journey kicked off at La Sapienza and it was followed by 1 year of research at the Institute of Applied Computing "M. Picone" (IAC-CNR), before starting my Ph.D. in 2018. During my postgraduate training, I developed a keen appreciation for Bayesian hierarchical modeling, further stimulated by visiting Prof. Sudipto Banerjee for 6 months at UCLA (Los Angeles). Lately, my research work has been focused on Hidden Semi-Markov models and Spatio-temporal Hawkes processes. Regardless of the field of application, my primary interest is to find highly interpretable solutions to practical problems with social implications, without neglecting the computational burden. This goes alongside the vital role that the statistician plays today in improving public awareness of science, and I wish our young community could be the one driving toward that goal.
After years of avidly watching the board's actions and actively engaging in Y-SIS initiatives, I believe it is time to pay it back to the community of young statisticians, and join the board as a member. In these last years, I have become aware of the significance of collaboration, mentorship, and continuous learning within our vibrant statistical community. If given the honor of serving on the board, I am committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity, and active participation among young statisticians. In particular, I envision creating platforms for knowledge exchange and networking opportunities to nurture the growth of our emerging talents. Indeed, by facilitating workshops, seminars, and interactive events, we can promote a sense of unity and shared purpose among our members. Leveraging my experience, I wish I could continue the great work started from the previous board, and help our society grow. Regardless the outcome, I remain sincerely yours