My undergraduate studies were in Economics at "La Sapienza" in Rome. After a spell at the Italian Office for National Statistics, I returned to graduate school, to study Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University. I have been a post-doc at NISS/Duke University and at the University of Bristol, before taking up a Lectureship in Statistics at Glasgow University, where I remained until I moved to York in 2014.
In broad terms, my research interests are in Bayesian Statistics (and its implementation by means of Monte Carlo methods) and Computational Statistics.
I have paid particular attention to the analysis of finite mixture distributions, where data can be regarded as proceeding from a number of sub-populations.
Other models I have actively researched include time series models, discrete choice models (such as the multinomial probit model) and models for multi-way contingency tables. A more recent interest is hierarchical models of compositional data, and their use for classification of glass fragments in a forensic context.
Statistics and Probability Research Group