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)

Awards and Prizes


JASA T&M invited paper (2017)
American Statistical Association.

David Byar Award (2015)
Biometrics Section, ASA.

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

Grand Data Challenge (2014)
International SBP Conference.

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.

Refereed Journals


Conference Proceedings and Book Chapters


Manuscripts Under Review



1 Journal Articles
1 Proceedings
1 Manuscripts in Review
1 Total Citations
1 Citations in 2017
1 Citations in 2016
1 Citations in 2015
1 H — Index
1 i10 — Index
1 Seminars
1 Talks
1 Posters

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.

Adjunct Professor


Data Analysis [ET2005]
Department of Management
Ca' Foscari University, Venice
Year: 2015 — 2016
Students: Undergraduates

Specialist Lecturer


Introduction to Network Analysis
Department of Statistical Sciences
University of Padova, Padova
Year: 2014 — 2015 and 2015 — 2016
Students: Masters

Teaching Assistant


Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Statistical Sciences
University of Padova, Padova
Year: 2011 — 2012
Students: Undergraduates

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 Ⅰ and Ⅱ

Two 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)     and SUS2 (2016)  


Stats for Business

A one-day workshop to connect Statisticians working in industry, business intelligence, marketing and other services. Check the website of STAT4BUSINESS (2015)  


Contact


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

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