Welcome to my web page!
I am an Assistant Professor (RtdA) of Statistical Science at the Department of Economics, Social Studies, Applied Mathematics and Statistics (ESOMAS) of the University of Turin.
I am also a Research Affiliate at Collegio Carlo Alberto as part of the “de Castro” Statistics Initative, a Research Affiliate at the Bayes Lab at the Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics (BIDSA) and a member of the Complex Data Modeling Research Network led by MiDas.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in Statistics at the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, under the mentorship of Peter Müller and Abhra Sarkar. I obtained my Ph.D. in Statistics at Bocconi University, under the supervision of Antonio Lijoi and Igor Prünster.
I am interested in Bayesian modeling of complex data structures. More specifically I have been working on:
Bayesian nonparametrics: discrete random probabilities, mixture models, random partitions and probabilistic clustering.
Bayesian modeling for binary and categorical data: dynamic regression for binary time series, hidden Markov models, drift diffusion models and Bayesian categorical regression.
Probabilistic dimensionality reduction: Bayesian multidimensional scaling and individual difference scaling analysis.
Computational statistics: Monte Carlo, Markov chain Monte Carlo, sequential Monte Carlo methods and variational inference.
Applications: auditory neuroscience, genomics and proteomics.
News and upcoming events
- EcoSta 2023 (Tokyo, 1-3 August 2023):
- I will present the work Ascolani, F., Lijoi, A., Rebaudo G. and Zanella G. (2023) Clustering consistency with Dirichlet process mixtures, Biometrika. [arXiv]
- Workshop Approximation Methods in Bayesian Analysis at CIRM (Luminy, 19-23 June 2023)