Fabrizio Ruggeri

Research Director at the Italian National Research Council in Milano

Highlights

  • ISI (International Statistical Institute) Past Vice-President (2017-21)
  • Former President of
    • ENBIS (European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics - 2005-6)
    • ISBA (International Society for Bayesian Analysis - 2012)
    • ISBIS (International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics - 2019-21)
  • Recipient of the ISBA Zellner Medal (2014)
  • ASA (American Statistical Association - 2010), ISBA (2014) and IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics - 2020) Fellow
  • ENBIS Honorary Member (2020)
  • 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 (2014-2023)

Forthcoming events

  • 26/11/2021 Conferencia em Memoria de Heleno Bolfarine, Brazil (online)
  • 30/11/2021 Webinar for West African Young Statistical Association
  • 6-11/8/2022 Invited Session at Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington, 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
  • Concentration Function
  • Frauds in Healthcare
  • Gamma-minimax
  • Industrial Statistics
  • Mixture Models
  • Project Management
  • Queues
  • Reliability
  • Wavelets
Books
  • Statistical Fibre Bundle Models with Applications, J.U. Gleaton, D. Han, J.D. Lynch, H.K.T. Ng and F. Ruggeri, in preparation
  • Analytic Methods in Systems and Software Testing (2018), R. Kenett, F. Ruggeri and F. Faltin Editors, Wiley, Chichester
  • Bayesian Analysis of Stochastic Process Models (2012), D. Rios Insua, F. Ruggeri and M.P. Wiper, Wiley, Chichester
  • Statistical Methods in Healthcare (2012), F. Faltin, R. Kenett and F. Ruggeri Editors, Wiley, Chichester
  • Robust Bayesian Analysis (2000), D. Rios Insua and F. Ruggeri Editors, Lecture Notes in Statistics 152, Springer Verlag, New York
  • Bayesian Robustness (1996), J. Berger, B. Betrò, E. Moreno, L.R. Pericchi, F. Ruggeri, G. Salinetti and L. Wasserman Editors, Lecture Notes IMS 29, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Hayward, USA
Encyclopedias Papers
  • Ruggeri, F., Bolfarine, H., Bazan, J.L., Arellano-Valle, R.B., Lachos Davila, V.H. and de Castro, M. (2021), 2021 ISI Mahalanobis Award: a Tribute to Heleno Bolfarine. To appear in International Statistical Review.
  • Bodini, A., Pasquali, S., Pievatolo, A. and Ruggeri, F. (2021), Underdetection in a stochastic SIR model for the analysis of the COVID-19 Italian epidemic. To appear in Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment.
  • Zafari, B., Ekin, T. and Ruggeri, F. (2021), Multicriteria Decision Frontiers for Prescription Anomaly Detection Over Time. To appear in Journal of Applied Statistics.
  • Lopes de Oliveira, G., Argiento, R., Loschi, R.H., Martins Assuncao, R., Ruggeri, F. and Branco, M. (2021), Bias correction in clustered underreported data. To appear in Bayesian Analysis.
  • Ruggeri, F. (2021), Comment on “A Gibbs Sampler for a Class of Random Convex Polytopes” by P.E. Jacob, R. Gong, P.T. Edlefsen and A.P. Dempster. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 116, 1204-1205.
  • Ebert, A., Mengersen, K., Ruggeri, F. e Wu, P. (2021), Curve registration of functional data for approximate Bayesian computation. Stats, 4, 762-775.
  • Rodriguez, M., Leiva, V., Huerta, M., Lillo, C., Tapia, A. and Ruggeri, F. (2021), An asymmetric area model-based approach for small area estimation applied to survey data. RevStat, 19, 399-420.
  • Puentes, R., Marchant, C., Leiva, V., Figueroa-Zuniga, J.I. and Ruggeri, F. (2021), Predicting PM2.5 and PM10 Levels during Critical Episodes Management in Santiago, Chile, with a Bivariate Birnbaum-Saunders Log-Linear Model. Mathematics, 9(6), 645.
  • Pievatolo, A., Ruggeri, F., Soyer, R. and Wilson, S.P. (2021), Decisions in Risk and Reliability: An Explanatory Perspective. Stats, 4, 228-250.
  • Ebert, A., Datta, R., Mengersen, K., Mira, A., Ruggeri, F. and Wu, P. (2021), Likelihoodfree parameter estimation for dynamic queueing networks: Case study of passenger flow in an international airport terminal. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, C, 70, 770-792.
  • Yera, Y.G., Lillo, R.E., Nielsen, B.F., Ramirez-Cobo, P. and Ruggeri, F. (2021), A bivariate two-state Markov Modulated Poisson Process for failure modelling. Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety, 208, 107318.
  • Gonzalez-Ortega, J., Soyer, R., Rios Insua, D. and Ruggeri, F. (2021), An Adversarial Risk Analysis Framework for Batch Acceptance Problem. Decision Analysis, 18, 25-40.
  • Gonzalez-Ortega, J., Rios Insua, D., Ruggeri, F. and Soyer, R. (2021), Hypothesis Testing in Presence of Adversaries. The American Statistician, 75, 31-40.
  • Gleaton, J.U., Han, D., Lynch, J.D., Ng, H.K.T. and Ruggeri, F. (2021), Fiber Bundle Models. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online, R. Kenett, N. Langford, W. Piegorsch and F. Ruggeri Eds., Wiley.
  • Gleaton, J.U., Han, D., Lynch, J.D., Ng, H.K.T. and Ruggeri, F. (2021), Capacitor Laws. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online, R. Kenett, N. Langford, W. Piegorsch and F. Ruggeri Eds., Wiley.
  • Gleaton, J.U., Han, D., Lynch, J.D., Ng, H.K.T. and Ruggeri, F. (2021),Weakest Link in Fiber Bundle Models. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online, R. Kenett, N. Langford, W. Piegorsch and F. Ruggeri Eds., Wiley.
  • Joshi, C, Ruggeri, F. and Wilson, S.P. (2021), Bayesian Implementation of the Fault Tree Analysis. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online, R. Kenett, N. Langford, W. Piegorsch and F. Ruggeri Eds., Wiley.
  • Leiva, V., Ruggeri, F. and Laniado, H. (2021), Bayesian computation in a Birnbaum- Saunders reliability model with applications to fatigue data. To appear in Bayesian Inference and Computation in Reliability and Survival Analysis”, Y. Lio, D.-G. Chen, H.K.T. Ng and T.-R. Tsai Eds., Springer.
  • Torres-Barran, A., Redondo, A., Rios Insua, D., Domingo, J. and Ruggeri, F. (2021), Structured Expert Judgement Issues in a Supply Chain Cyber Risk Management System. In Expert Judgement in Risk and Decision Analysis, A.M. Hanea, G.F. Nane, T. Bedford and S. French Eds., Springer.
  • Ruggeri, F., Sanchez-Sanchez, M., Sordo, M.A. and Suarez-Llorens, A. (2020), On a new class of multivariate prior distributions: theory and application in reliability. Bayesian Analysis, 16, 31-60.
  • Ebert, A., Wu, P., Mengersen, K. and Ruggeri, F. (2020), Computationally Efficient Simulation of Queues: The R Package queuecomputer. Journal of Statistical Software, 95, 1-29.
  • Farr, A.C., Simpson, D.P., Ruggeri, F. and Mengersen, K.L. (2020), Combining opinions for use in Bayesian Networks: a Measurement Error Approach. International Statistical Review, 88, 335-353.
  • Rios Insua, D., Ruggeri, F., Soyer, R. and Wilson S. (2020), Advances in Bayesian Decision Making in Reliability. European Journal of Operational Research, 282, 1-18.
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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
  • SAMSI-Duke-UNC-NCSU - Games and Decisions in Risk and Reliability (2020)
  • 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
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana - Bayesian Analysis (2019)
  • 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
  • ABS22 (Applied Bayesian Statistics) school, Firenze, Italy, 2022.
  • ISIPTA’21: Twelfth International Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities and Their Applications, Granada, Spain, 2021.
  • West African Young Statisticians Association -2nd Biennial International Workshop, Ibadan, Nigeria, 2021.
  • BISP12: Twelfth Workshop on Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes (virtual), Milano, Italy, 2021.
  • SIS and ISI virtual event on Women Statistically Significant, Italy, 2021.
  • International Virtual Conference on Advanced Statistical Techniques in Business and Industry, Kochi, India, 2020.
  • International Conference on Data Analytics for Business and Industry, Bahrain (online), 2020
  • Italian Statistical Society: Statistical World Day online event, Italy, 2020.
  • ABS19 (Applied Bayesian Statistics) school, Como, Italy, 2019.
  • BISP11: Eleventh Workshop on Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes, Madrid, Spain, 2019.
  • ISI 2019 -62nd World Statistics Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019.
  • GDRR 2019 (Sixth Workshop on Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk), Washington, USA, 2019.
  • Perspectives On High-Dimensional Data Analysis (HDDA) Workshop, Uppsala, Sweden, 2019.
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Invited talks
  • 40th Annual Convention of Indian Society for Probability and Statistics (online) (2021).
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia (online) (2021).
  • Celebrating 40 years of the Greek Statistical Institute (online) (2021).
  • ENBIS Meet-the-Editor Webinar (2021).
  • International Virtual Conference on Advanced Statistical Techniques in Business and Industry, Kochi, India (online) (2020).
  • International Conference on Data Analytics for Business and Industry, Bahrain (online), (2020).
  • Secundo Workshop: Estudios Estadısticos Avanzados, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, Bolivia (online) (2020).
  • University of California at Irvine, USA (online) (2020).
  • SAMSI Undergraduate Workshop, Durham, USA (2020).
  • Rice University, Houston, USA (2020).
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (2020).
  • Duke University, Durham, USA (2019).
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA (2019).
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA (2019).
  • George Washington University, Washington, USA (2019).
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (2019).
  • Statistical Methods for the Analysis of High-Dimensional and Massive Data Sets, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane , Australia (2019).
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Grants
  • AMALFI: Adversarial Machine Learning: Methods, Computations and Applications to Malware, Fake News and Autonomous Vehicles (Fundacion BBVA) (2020-2022) (Project member)
  • 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
  • Program Leader, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Durham, NC, USA (2019-20)
  • Chair of Excellence, Comunidad de Madrid, Univ. Carlos III and ICMAT, Spain (2017)
  • Research Associate, Electricite de France, Paris, France (2016)
  • Faculty, Ph.D. Programme in Mathematics, INdAM, Università di Milano Bicocca e di Pavia (2015 – current)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (2013-2022)
  • Visiting Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2013)
  • Foreign Faculty, Ph.D. Programme in Statistics, University of Valparaiso, Chile (2012-2019)
  • Research Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Durham, NC, USA (2011-2012)
  • Visiting Faculty, Business School, George Washington University (2010)
  • Faculty, Doctoral School, University of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria (2009-2010)
  • International Professor Affiliate, Polytechnic Institute, New York University, NY, USA (2009-2015)
  • Research Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Durham, NC, USA (2007-2008)
  • Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Master for the Applications of Mathematics in Industry, Università di Milano Bicocca (2005-2008)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Ph.D. Programme in Mathematical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (2004-2015)
  • Faculty, Master for the Applications of Mathematics in Industry, Università di Milano Bicocca (2003-2008)
  • Faculty, Ph.D. Programme in Mathematics and Statistics, Università di Pavia (2001-2018)
  • Faculty, Ph.D. Programme in Mathematical Statistics, Università di Pavia (1999-2002)
  • Adjunct Professor, Politecnico di Milano (1995-2003)
  • Visiting Researcher, Duke University (1998)
  • Visiting Researcher, Duke University (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
  • Member (2020-2022) of GEV 13a (Economic and Statistical Sciences) in charge of evaluating Italian research for 2015-2019 (ANVUR -VQR 2015-2019).
  • Inaugural member of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council (2021 -).
  • Ambassador and International Mentor at the West African Young Statisticians Association (2021 -).
  • Member of the European Research Council Synergy Grants Panel (2020).
  • External Assessor for job hiring/promotion, University Putra Malaysia (2019-2021).
  • Chair of the ISBIS 2019 Nominations Committee.
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