Fabrizio Ruggeri

Research Director at the Italian National Research Council in Milano

Highlights

  • ISI (International Statistical Institute) Vice-President (2017-21)
  • ISBIS (International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics) President (2019-21)
  • Former ISBA (International Society for Bayesian Analysis - 2012) and ENBIS (European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics - 2005/6) President
  • Recipient of the ISBA Zellner Medal (2014)
  • ASA (American Statistical Association - 2010) and ISBA (2014) Fellow
  • Editor-in-Chief of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry
  • Editor-in-Chief of Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online
  • Adjunct Professor (2013-2022), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • National Habilitation for a Full Professor position (Statistics 13/D1) in Italian universities (2014-2020)

Forthcoming events

  • 8/2019-5/2020 Program Leader of 2019-2020 Program on Games, Decisions, Risk and Reliability, SAMSI, Durham, NC, USA
  • 14/11/2019 Seminar, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • 21/11/2019 Seminar, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
  • 25/11/2019 Seminar, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • 16/4/2020 Seminar, University of California at Irvine, CA, USA

Education

B.Sc. Mathematics - University of Milano
M.Sc. Statistics - Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. Statistics - Duke University

  • Adversarial Risk Analysis
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Bayesian Decision Theory
  • Bayesian Nonparametrics
  • Bayesian Robustness
  • Biostatistics
  • Concentration Function
  • Gamma-minimax
  • Industrial Statistics
  • Mixture Models
  • Project Management
  • Queues
  • Reliability
  • Wavelets
Books Encyclopedias Papers
  • An asymmetric area model-based approach for small area estimation applied to survey data. (2019) Jointly with M. Rodriguez, V. Leiva, M. Huerta, C. Lillo and A. Tapia
    To appear in RevStat
  • Adversarial classification: An adversarial risk analysis approach. (2019) Jointly with R. Naveiro, A. Redondo and D. Rios Insua
    To appear in International Journal of Approximate Reasoning
  • Combining opinions for use in Bayesian Networks: a Measurement Error Approach. (2019) Jointly with A.C. Farr, D.P. Simpson and K.L. Mengersen
    To appear in International Statistical Review
  • Hypothesis Testing in Presence of Adversaries. (2019) Jointly with J. Gonzalez-Ortega, D. Rios Insua and R. Soyer
    To appear in The American Statistician
  • Computationally Efficient Simulation of Queues: The R Package queuecomputer. (2019) Jointly with A. Ebert, P. Wu and K.L. Mengersen
    To appear in Journal of Statistical Software
  • Advances in Bayesian Decision Making in Reliability. (2019) Jointly with D. Rios Insua, R. Soyer and S. Wilson
    To appear in European Journal of Operational Research
  • Recent developments of control charts, identification of big data sources and future trends of current research. (2019) Jointly with R.G. Aykroyd and V. Leiva
    Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 144, 221-232.
  • A new estimator for the covariance of the PLS coefficients estimator with applications to chemical data. (2018) Jointly with J.L. Martinez, V. Leiva, H. Saulo and G.C. Arteaga
    Journal of Chemometrics, vol. 32, e3069.
  • Statistical Medical Fraud Assessment: Exposition to an Emerging Field. (2018) Jointly with T. Ekin, F. Ieva and R. Soyer
    International Statistical Review, vol. 86, 379-402.
  • Kriging with external drift in a Birnbaum-Saunders geostatistical model. (2018) Jointly with F. Garcia-Papani, V. Leiva and M.A. Uribe-Opazo
    Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, vol. 32, 1517-1530.
  • Prior and Posterior Linear Pooling for Combining Expert Opinions: Uses and Impact on Bayesian Networks - The Case of the Wayfinding Model. (2018) Jointly with A.C. Farr and K.L. Mengersen
    Entropy, vol. 20, paper 209.
  • Predicting hourly ozone concentrations using wavelets and ARIMA models (2018) Jointly with L. Salazar, O. Nicolis, J. Kiselak and M. Stehlik
    To appear in Neural Computing and Applications
  • Prior Robustness for Bayesian implementation of the Fault Tree Analysis (2018) Jointly with C. Joshi and S.P. Wilson
    IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol. 67, 170-183.
  • Adversarial issues in reliability (2018) Jointly with D. Rios Insua, R. Soyer and D.G. Rasines
    European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 266, 1113-1119.
  • Optimal maintenance policies using multiple time scales and multiple usage profiles (2017) Jointly with N. Diaz, R. Pascual and E. Lopez Droguett
    International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 188, 22-28.
  • On the Use of the Concentration Function in Medical Fraud Assessment Jointly with T. Ekin, F. Ieva and R. Soyer
    The American Statistician, vol. 71, 236-241.
  • Improved coral population estimation reveals trends at multiple scales on Australia's Great Barrier Reef Jointly with J. Vercelloni, K. Mengersen and M.J. Caley
    Ecosystems, vol. 20, 1337-1350.
  • A stochastic model for MRSA transmission within a hospital ward incorporating environmental contamination (2017) Jointly with X. Lee, G.R. Fulford and A. Pettitt
    Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 145, 825-838.
  • Modelling Wear Degradation in Cylinder Liners (2017) Jointly with S. Hermann
    Quality and Reliability Engineering International, vol. 33, 839-851.
  • A hierarchical Bayesian setting for an inverse problem in linear parabolic PDEs with noisy boundary conditions (2017) Jointly with Z. Sawlan, M. Scavino and R. Tempone
    Bayesian Analysis, vol. 12, 407-433.
  • Concentration function for skew symmetric models (2017) Jointly with L.G. de Godoi and M. Branco
    Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics, vol. 31, 373-393.
  • A new methodology based on the Birnbaum-Saunders distribution for reliability analysis of nanomaterials (2017) Jointly with V. Leiva, H. Saulo and J.F. Vivanco
    Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol. 157, 192-201.
  • Bayesian Nonparametric Clustering and Association Studies for Large-scale SNP Observations (2017) Jointly with A. Argiento, K. Hsiao and C. Wang
    International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, vol. 80, 19-35.
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10/2016 My wife's and "my" students at Liceo Scientifico Giulio Casiraghi, Cinisello Balsamo (Milano, Italy), won at TEDxYouth@Bologna for the category "Mathematics and Economics". See their video
Ph.D. courses
  • Interdottorato Milano e Pavia - Analisi bayesiana di processi stocastici (2017)
  • Technical University Dortmund, Germany - Bayesian Analysis of Stochastic Process Models (2016)
  • Interdottorato Milano e Pavia - Analisi bayesiana di processi stocastici (2015)
  • Ph.D. Programme in Statistics, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile - Bayesian Analysis of Stochastic Process Models (2014)
  • School of Business - George Washington University, Washington, USA - Bayesian Analysis of Stochastic Process Models (2014)
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Bayesian Analysis of Stochastic Process Models (2013)
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Master courses
  • Maestria en Matematicas - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Tegucigalpa - Statistical Inference (2018)
  • Maestria en Matematicas - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Tegucigalpa - Nonparametric Statistics (2017)
  • Inter-University MSc of Statistics and Operations Research - On Bayesian Methods in Industrial Statistics (2010)
  • Master Oficial en la Ingenieria de la Decision, Madrid - Bayesian Reliability (2007, 2009)
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B.Sc. courses
  • Politecnico di Milano
    • Metodi probabilistici, statistici e processi stocastici (a.a. 1991-1992)
    • Metodi probabilistici, statistici e processi stocastici (a.a. 1995-1998)
    • Statistica Matematica (a.a. 1998-2000)
    • Metodi probabilistici, statistici e processi stocastici (a.a. 2000-2001)
    • Statistica Matematica (a.a. 2001-2002)
  • Università di Torino, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche
    • Seminari didattici su Affidabilità (a.a. 2002-2003)
    • Seminari didattici su Analisi della sopravvivenza (a.a. 2002-2003)
Dissertations
Organising and Scientific Committees
  • ISI2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • ABS19 (Applied Bayesian Statistics) school Como, Italy
  • GDRR 2019 (Seventh Workshop on Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk) Washington, USA
  • BISP11 (Eleventh Workshop on Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes) Madrid, Spain
  • First Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Mathematical Reliability Djerba, Tunisia
  • ABS18 (Applied Bayesian Statistics) school Como, Italy
  • Statistics and Data Science: new Developments for Business and Industrial Applications Torino, Italy
  • International Workshop on Perspectives on High-Dimensional Data Analysis Marrakech, Morocco
  • ISI2017 Marrakech, Morocco
  • MMR2017 (Mathematical Methods in Reliability) Grenoble, France
  • ABS17 (Applied Bayesian Statistics) school Como, Italy
  • GDRR 2017 (Sixth Workshop on Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk) Madrid, Spain
  • BISP10 (Tenth Workshop on Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes) Grenoble, France
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Invited talks
  • University of California Irvine, USA
  • Duke University Durham, USA
  • University of South Carolina Columbia, USA
  • Virginia Tech Blacksburg, USA
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana
  • Statistical Methods for the Analysis of High-Dimensional and Massive Data Setsi Brisbane, Australia
  • 9th Biennial IFC Conference Basel, Switzerland
  • 2018 Statistics Week Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
  • ETICS Research School on Uncertainty in Scientific Computing Roscoff, France (2018)
  • International Workshop on Perspectives on High-Dimensional Data Analysis Marrakech, Morocco (2018)
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica Valparaiso, Chile (2017)
  • First Italian-French Statistics Workshop Venezia, Italy (2017)
  • Universidad Carlos III Madrid Leganes, Spain (2017)
  • Universidad Carlos III Madrid Getafe, Spain (2017)
  • CSIC - ICMAT Madrid, Spain (2017)
  • Workshop on Quality Improvement Methods Technical University Dortmund, Germany (2017)
  • 17th Conference of the Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis International Society London, UK (2017)
  • Kuwait University Safat, Kuwait (2017)
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras r Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2017)
  • Workshop on Survival Analysis Lisbon, Portugal (2017)
  • George Washington University Washington, USA (2017)
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Grants
  • IMARI project (Real Istituto Elcano) (2017-2018) (Experts' Committee member)
  • Technological innovation for rational household management (Lombardia Region - CNR) (2013-2015) (Project member)
  • Smart industry for advanced and sustainable demanufacturing (Lombardia Region - CNR) (2013-2015) (Project member)
  • Expert Judgment Network: Bridging The Gap Between Scientific Uncertainty And Evidence-Based Decision Making (COST Action) (2013-) (Proposal Participant)
  • Integrated technological solutions for zero waste recycling of printed circuit boards (CNR - Ministry of Education, University and Research Flagship Project "Factory of the Future") (2013-2014) (Project member)
  • Composite nanofibers for treatment of air and water by an industrial conception of electrospinning (CNR - Ministry of Education, University and Research Flagship Project "Factory of the Future") (2013-2014) (Project member)
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Fellowships
  • CNR Short Term Mobility Programme (2005)
  • NATO - CNR Senior Fellowship Programme (1998)
  • National Science Foundation Conference Travel Fellowship (1994)
  • Duke University Graduate School Conference Travel Fellowship (1994)
  • Duke University Graduate School Conference Travel Fellowship (1993)
  • CNR Borsa di studio per l'estero (1989)
  • CNR Borsa di studio per l'interno (1987)
Appointments
  • Research visitor at Electricite de France, Paris, France(2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, ACEMS, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (2016-2019)
  • Adjunct Professor, Science and Engineering Faculty and Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (2013-2016)
  • Foreign Faculty, Ph.D. Programme in Statistics, University of Valparaiso, Chile (2012-current)
  • Research Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, USA (2011-2)
  • Visiting Faculty, Business School, George Washington University, USA (2010)
  • Faculty, Doctoral School, University of Tizi-Ouzou, Algerie (2009-10)
  • International Professor Affiliate, Polytechnic Institute, New York University, USA (2009-2015)
  • Research Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, USA (2007-8)
  • Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Master for the Applications of Mathematics in Industry, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy (2005-8)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Ph.D. Programme in Mathematical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2004-current)
  • Faculty, Master for the Applications of Mathematics in Industry, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy (2003-8)
  • Faculty, Ph.D. Programme in Mathematics and Statistics, Università di Pavia, Italy (2001-current)
  • Faculty, Ph.D. Programme in Mathematical Statistics, Università di Pavia, Italy (1999-2001)
  • Adjunct Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1995-2003)
  • Visiting Researcher, Duke University, USA (1998)
  • Visiting Researcher, Duke University, USA (1997)
Editorial activity
  • Editor (1999-2002) of the ISBA (International Society for Bayesian Analysis) Bulletin
  • Guest editor of Vol. 20, issue 3 (2004) of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry
  • Guest editor of Vol. 22, issue 2 (2006) of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry
  • Guest editor of a special issue of International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (2009) on Bayesian robustness
  • Guest editor of a special issue of Decision Analysis (2009) on Games and Decisions in Risk and Reliability
  • Editor-in-Chief (since 2007) of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry
  • Editor (2003-2007) of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry
  • Editor (2003-2010) of Bayesian Analysis
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Service and membership
  • ISI (International Statistical Institute) Vice President (2017-2021)
  • Member of the Zellner Medal committee (2015-2016)
  • Chair ISBA Section on Industrial Statistics (2017-2018)
  • Chair-Elect ISBA Section on Industrial Statistics (2015-2016)
  • Member of the selection committee for ISBA Editors (2015)
  • Member of the selection committee for International Statistical Reviews Editor (2009)
  • ISI (International Statistical Institute) Pubblication Committee Member (2013-2015)
  • ISI (International Statistical Institute) Council Member (2013-2017)
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