Daniele Durante   Ph.D. in Statistical Sciences


I am an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the Department of Decision Sciences of the Bocconi University.

Education


I graduated in Statistical Sciences at the University of Padova on April 2016. I am currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Decision Sciences of the Bocconi University working on Bayesian modeling of high-dimensional and object-type data.

Education


Ph.D. in Statistical Sciences. University of Padova, Department of Statistical Sciences (2013 — 2016)


M.S. in Statistical Sciences.
University of Padova, Department of Statistical Sciences (2010 — 2012)


B.S. in Statistics and Economy. University of Padova, Department of Statistical Sciences (2007 — 2010)

Main Awards and Prizes


Mitchell Prize (2018)
International Society for Bayesian Analysis.

Ph.D. Thesis Award (2018)
Italian Statistical Society.

David Byar Award (2015)
Biometrics Section, ASA.

Junior Researcher Award (2014)
International Society for Bayesian Analysis.

Laplace Award (2013)
SBSS Section, ASA.

Research Interests


The focus of my research is on developing flexible statistical models to provide accurate inference for complex data sets. My research interests are:

  • Network Data
  • Bayesian Nonparametrics
  • Tensor Factorization
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Hierarchical Modeling
  • High Dimensional Inference

Research


Many fields of research provide increasingly complex data — e.g. networks, functions, tensors, and others — along with novel motivating applications. In approaching these data sets it is important to rely on parsimonious representations which make the problem tractable and provide interpretable inference procedures. However, in reducing complexity, it is fundamental to avoid restrictive statistical models that lead to inadequate characterization of relevant patterns underlying the observed data. The focus of my research is on developing flexible statistical models to provide accurate inference for complex — typically object-type — data.

A list of representative publications and manuscripts under review can be found below. For a complete list, refer to my Curriculum Vitae. Some codes are available at my GitHub repository

Representative Publications


Manuscripts Under Review



1 Articles — Proceedings
1 Manuscripts in Review
1 Total Citations
1 Citations in 2018
1 Citations in 2017
1 Citations in 2016
1 H — Index
1 i10 — Index
1 Seminars
1 Talks

Teaching


Teaching is a stimulating experience and I think a good instructor is a careful mixture of enthusiasm, trustworthiness, availability, clarity of exposition, and ability to engage students’ attention with entertaining case studies building stimulating bridges between methods and practice. Any time I start a new teaching experience, I try to merge these qualities. Refer to my Bocconi webpage for the current courses I am teaching and to my Curriculum Vitae for a complete list of past courses

Outreach


Teaching Statistics can also explore other occasions to foster the enthusiasm of undergrads, masters and Ph.D. students, encourage their dialogue with other disciplines and stimulate their creativity in analyzing real data sources.

My Statistician Friend

A video made with some friends to promote Statistics. The project received the honorable mention in the video contest sponsored for the International Year of Statistics 2013. Watch it here:  


The Statistical Calendar

A calendar designed with some friends to present every month the usefulness of Statistics. The project was awarded by the Italian National Institute of Statistics as the best idea for the outreach of Statistics in 2012. Check it here:  


Stats Under the Stars

A series of all-night long data “challenges” in which teams of students competed in the analysis of a dataset to answer a hot business question. Check the websites of SUS1 (2015)   , SUS2 (2016)   , SUS3 (2017)     and SUS4 (2018)  


TEDx

A recent TEDx talk entitled the geometry of relationships I gave on network data. Watch it here:  


Contact


Department of Decision Sciences, Bocconi University
Via Roentgen, 1, 20136 Milano Italy. Office 3D1-05
daniele DOT durante AT unibocconi DOT it

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