Fabrizio Ruggeri

Research Director at the Italian National Research Council in Milano

Highlights

  • Former ISBA (International Society for Bayesian Analysis - 2012) and ENBIS (European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics - 2005/6) President
  • ISI (International Statistical Institute) and ISBIS (International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics) Council Member
  • ISBIS President Elect (2017-19) and President (2019-21)
  • ISI Vice-President (2017-21)
  • Chair (2017-8) of the ISBA section on Industrial Statistics
  • Recipient of the ISBA Zellner Medal (2014)
  • ASA (American Statistical Association - 2010) and ISBA (2014) Fellow
  • ISI Elected Member
  • Editor-in-Chief of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry
  • Adjunct Professor (2013-2019), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee of the ISI 61st World Statistics Congress (2017), Marrakech, Morocco
  • National Habilitation for a Full Professor position (Statistics 13/D1) in Italian universities (2014-2020)

Forthcoming invited talks

  • 4/2017 Kuwait University Safat, Kuwait
  • 6-9/6/2017 17th Conference of the Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis International Society London, UK
  • 16-17/6/2017 Workshop on Quality Improvement Methods Technical University Dortmund, Germany

Education

B.Sc. Mathematics - University of Milano
M.Sc. Statistics - Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. Statistics - Duke University

Current Research
  • Self-exciting processes for the detection of possible bug introduction during software testing
  • Semiparametric approaches to software reliability models with metrics information
  • Bayesian modelling of virtual age in maintenance
  • Bayesian reliability of instrument transformers
  • Sequential analysis of accelerated life testing
  • Relative sensitivity of replacement priorities for gas pipeline maintenance
  • On the signature of repairable coherent systems
  • A Hierarchical Bayesian setting for an inverse problem in linear parabolic PDEs with noisy boundary conditions
  • Model validation of a single degree-of-freedom oscillator: a case study
  • A new estimator for the covariance of the PLS coefficient estimators with an application to chemical data
  • Bayesian approach to improve estimates at completion in project management
  • Bayesian learning in project management and scheduling
  • Intrinsic and exogenous effects in self-exciting process models of terrorist activity and social conflict
  • Bayesian nonparametric Crohn disease locus identification by genome-wide association study with multiple markers
  • An individual-based model for MRSA transmission within a hospital ward incorporating environmental contamination
  • Bayesian meta-analysis of neuropathic pain in palliative care
  • Statistical issues in medical fraud assessment
  • Bayesian co-clustering models and applications in medical fraud assessment
  • On the use of the concentration curve in healthcare fraud detection
  • Bayesian model for mapping neonatal deaths in Minas Gerais in the presence of underreported data
  • Combining expert opinion in Bayesian networks: a measurement error approach
  • Combining elicited probabilities in Bayesian belief networks
  • Prior elicitation for extreme events
  • Concentration function for skew symmetric models
  • Stochastic orders and distortion functions in the context of prior distribution classes
  • Bayesian robustness for product partition models
Interests
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Bayesian Decision Theory
  • Bayesian Nonparametrics
  • Bayesian Robustness
  • Biostatistics
  • Concentration Function
  • E-democracy
  • Gamma-minimax
  • Industrial Statistics
  • Mixture Models
  • Project Management
  • Queues
  • Reliability
  • Wavelets
Books Encyclopedias Papers
  • Le reti bayesiane come strumento per l'analisi di problemi complessi: il caso del bilancio partecipato in una scuola secondaria superiore (2017) Jointly with A. Ippolito
    To appear in Induzioni.
  • Optimal maintenance policies using multiple time scales and multiple usage profiles (2017) Jointly with N. Diaz, R. Pascual and E. Lopez Droguett
    International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 188, 22-28.
  • On the Use of the Concentration Function in Medical Fraud Assessment Jointly with T. Ekin, F. Ieva and R. Soyer
    To appear in The American Statistician
  • Improved coral population estimation reveals trends at multiple scales on Australia's Great Barrier Reef Jointly with J. Vercelloni, K. Mengersen and M.J. Caley
    To appear in Ecosystems
  • A stochastic model for MRSA transmission within a hospital ward incorporating environmental contamination (2017) Jointly with X. Lee, G.R. Fulford and A. Pettitt
    Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 145, 825-838.
  • Modelling Wear Degradation in Cylinder Liners (2017) Jointly with S. Hermann
    Quality and Reliability Engineering International, vol. 33, 839-851.
  • A hierarchical Bayesian setting for an inverse problem in linear parabolic PDEs with noisy boundary conditions (2017) Jointly with Z. Sawlan, M. Scavino and R. Tempone
    Bayesian Analysis, vol. 12, 407-433.
  • Concentration function for skew symmetric models (2017) Jointly with L.G. de Godoi and M. Branco
    Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics, vol. 31, 373-393.
  • A new methodology based on the Birnbaum-Saunders distribution for reliability analysis of nanomaterials (2017) Jointly with V. Leiva, H. Saulo and J.F. Vivanco
    Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol. 157, 192-201.
  • Bayesian Nonparametric Clustering and Association Studies for Large-scale SNP Observations (2017) Jointly with A. Argiento, K. Hsiao and C. Wang
    International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, vol. 80, 19-35.
  • A Bayesian approach to improve estimates to complete (2016) Jointly with F. Caron and B. Pierini
    International Journal of Project Management, vol. 34, 1687-1702.
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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
  • 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 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
  • ISI2017 Marrakech, Morocco
  • MMR2017 (Mathematical Methods in Reliability) Grenoble, France
  • ABS17 (Applied Bayesian Statistics) school Como, Italy
  • GDRR 2017 (Sixth Workshop on Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk) Madrid, Spain
  • BISP10 (Tenth Workshop on Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes) Grenoble, France
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Invited talks
  • Workshop on Quality Improvement Methods Technical University Dortmund, Germany (2017)
  • 17th Conference of the Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis International Society London, UK (2017)
  • Kuwait University Safat, Kuwait (2017)
  • Workshop on Survival Analysis Lisbon, Portugal (2017)
  • George Washington University Washington, USA (2017)
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Grants
  • 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
  • Research visitor at Electricite de France, Paris, France(2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, ACEMS, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (2016-2019)
  • Adjunct Professor, Science and Engineering Faculty and Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (2013-2016)
  • Foreign Faculty, Ph.D. Programme in Statistics, University of Valparaiso, Chile (2012-current)
  • Research Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, USA (2011-2)
  • Visiting Faculty, Business School, George Washington University, USA (2010)
  • Faculty, Doctoral School, University of Tizi-Ouzou, Algerie (2009-10)
  • International Professor Affiliate, Polytechnic Institute, New York University, USA (2009-2015)
  • Research Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, USA (2007-8)
  • Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Master for the Applications of Mathematics in Industry, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy (2005-8)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Ph.D. Programme in Mathematical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2004-current)
  • Faculty, Master for the Applications of Mathematics in Industry, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy (2003-8)
  • Faculty, Ph.D. Programme in Mathematics and Statistics, Università di Pavia, Italy (2001-current)
  • Faculty, Ph.D. Programme in Mathematical Statistics, Università di Pavia, Italy (1999-2001)
  • Adjunct Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1995-2003)
  • Visiting Researcher, Duke University, USA (1998)
  • Visiting Researcher, Duke University, USA (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
  • ISI (International Statistical Institute) Vice President (2017-2021)
  • Member of the Zellner Medal committee (2015-2016)
  • Chair ISBA Section on Industrial Statistics (2017-2018)
  • Chair-Elect ISBA Section on Industrial Statistics (2015-2016)
  • Member of the selection committee for ISBA Editors (2015)
  • Member of the selection committee for International Statistical Reviews Editor (2009)
  • ISI (International Statistical Institute) Pubblication Committee Member (2013-2015)
  • ISI (International Statistical Institute) Council Member (2013-2017)
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