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Born in La Spezia, 01/04/1967. E-mail mriani@unipr.it web:http://www.riani.it http://economia.unipr.it/docenti/riani

Study degrees and experiences

Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Parma (1986-1990)
Phd in Statistics, University of Florence (1992-1995).
Post-doc research period at the University of Parma (1996-1998);

Professional positions and honours

Fellow of the Italian Statistical Society since 1992
University of Parma: Post Doctoral Fellow in Statistics 1996-1998.
Prize for the best Italian PhD thesis in Statistics: 1997
University of Parma: Lecturer in Statistics 1998-1999.
University of Parma: Associate Professor of Statistics 1999-2006
University of Parma: Full Professor in Statistics 2006- NOW
University of Parma: Director of the Interdepartmental center Ro.Sta.Bi.Da.C -– ROBUST STATISTICS FOR BIG DATA CENTRE (http://rosa.unipr.it)

Editorial activity

Associate editor
▪ January 2010 – now Associate Editor of the international Journal Metron
▪ September 2011 – NOW Associate Editor of the Springer Verlag Journal Statistical Methods and Applications. http://www.springerlink.com/content/1618-2510/.
▪ Settembre 2011 – September 2014 Member of the board Unitext – Springer Verlag Italy, series of Statistics and Applied Probability http://www.springer.com/series/1380
Guest editor
▪ 2006 – guest editor (jointly with A. Cerioli e B. Chiandotto) of the special issue of the Springer Journal STATISTICAL METHODS AND APPLICATIONS http://www.springerlink.com/content/1618-2510/ on Robust Multivariate Analysis and Classification.
▪ 2010 – guest editor (jointly with A. Cerioli and P. Rousseeuw) of the special issue of the Springer Verlag Journal , ADVANCES IN DATA ANALYSIS AND CLASSIFICATION http://www.springer.com/statistics/statistical+theory+and+methods/journa... on Robust Methods for Classification and Data Analysis.
▪ 2015 – guest editor (jointly with D. Cocchi and M. Alfò) of the special issue of the Journal STATISTICA http://rivista-statistica.unibo.it/ on Selected papers in statistical methods: the Italian Statistical Society at 2014.
▪ 2018 – guest editor (jointy with M. Chiogna and P. Ferrari) of the special volume of Statistics & Applications.

Organisational / managerial skills

▪ 2016 – Now Director of the Interdepartmental center Ro.Sta.Bi.Da.C -– ROBUST STATISTICS FOR BIG DATA CENTRE of the University of Parma.
▪ 2015 – Now Member of the Steering Committee of the SIS CLADAG (Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society).
▪ 2012 – Now Member of the board of the PhD programme in Statistics and Financial Mathematics, University.
▪ 2005 – Now. Member of the Steering Committee of ICORS (International Conference of Robust Statistics).
▪ 2001– Now. Scientific coordinator of the module “Advanced personal computing” of the “Marketing Management Master” organized by the University of Parma jointly with financial Italian newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore.
▪ 2014 – Now. Scientific coordinator of the module “Informative systems and statistics tools for market management” of the master in Agribusiness and Food Management organized by the University of Parma.
▪ 2010 – 2014 Member of board of the PhD programme in Statistics, University of Milan Bicocca.
▪ 2007-2010. Vice-president of the Centre for Computing and Librarian Services of Parma University.
▪ 2004-2007. Member of the Steering Committee of the ANSET workgroup of the Italian Statistical Society.
▪ 2004-2006. Member of the Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation (ESF) financed project “Statistical Analysis of Complex Data with Robust and Related Statistical Methods (SACD)
▪ 2001-2004. Vice-president of the Computing Laboratory Resources of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Parma.

National and international grants (as Principal Investigator)

▪ 2014- 2019 principal investigator of the Department of Economics of the University of Parma of the financed project HORIZON 2020 635761-2-PrimeFish-H2020-BG-2014-10.
▪ 2017-2019 principal investigator of the research unit of the Univ. di Parma of the INAIL project “Development of activities for the management of first help activities inside work environments
▪ 2016 principal investigator of the research unit of the Univ. di Parma of the INAIL project “development of a portal for the evaluation of the risks in restricted or polluted work environments”.
▪ 2013 - 2016: Principal investigator of the research unit of Parma of the Italian Ministry of Education and Research project “Multivariate Analysis of Risk Assessment”.
▪ 2009 - 2012: Main principal investigator of the Italian Ministry of Education and Research project “New Robust Methods for the Analysis of Complex Data”.
▪ 2008 - 2011: Italian coordinator of the joint bilateral project Italy Spain “Robust methods for the classification and forecasts of multivariate data”.
▪ 2006 - 2008: Principal investigator of the research unit of Parma of the Italian Ministry of Education and Research project “Sensitivity Analysis and impact assessment: applications to the decisions of local municipalities”.
▪ 2004 - 2006: Principal investigator of the research unit of Parma of the Italian Ministry of Education and Research project “Parametric and non parametric forecasts of economic time series”.
▪ 2003 - 2004: Director of the financed research “Evaluation of the performance of the Italian Universities”. Italian National University Evaluation Committee.
▪ 2002 - 2004: Principal investigator of the research unit of Parma of the Ministry of Education and Research project “Statistical Inference on the dynamics of observed time series”
▪ 2000 - 2002: Principal investigator of the research unit of Parma of the Italian Ministry of Education and Research project “Linearity and non linearity in the analysis of economic time series”.

Advanced statistics teaching in meetings

Course organized by the ICT COST Action (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
2015 December. London, UK. Robust Methods in Statistics

Course organized by the American Statistical Society
2001 August, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Robust Diagnostic Data Analysis”, Continuing Education Series JSM2001,

Courses organized by the Italian Statistical Society
2004 September 20-24 “Modern Approaches to the robust analysis of multidimensional data”
2006 September 11-15 “New approaches to the analysis of multidimensional data
2010 September 20-24 “Robust multivariate methods for the analysis of Economic Data”.

Experience in the coordination/participation of EU projects

▪ 2000 - 2002: Principal investigator of the research unit of Parma of the tender in “HelpDesk Time Series Analysis in Official Statistics”. Service supplied for the shared-cost action funded within the Information Society line of 5th Framework Program (BUSY project FP5-IST-12654 Y).
▪ 2004 - 2006: Member of the steering committee of the ESF financed research project "Statistical Analysis of Complex Data with Robust and Related Statistical Methods (SACD)".
▪ 2009-2010 – External expert in the project Automated Monitoring Tool on External Trade, step 3 (AMT3), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
▪ 2012-2013 – External expert in the project Automated Monitoring Tool on External Trade, step 4 (AMT4), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
▪ 2016-2018 – External expert in the project Automated Monitoring Tool on External Trade, step 5 (AMT5), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

Released software

▪ 2017- Now Coauthor of the R package fsdaR.
https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/fsdaR/index.html
▪ 2012 – Now. Coauthor of the Matlab toolbox FSDA™. Software owned jointly by the University of Parma and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Riani, Perrotta, and Torti 2012 Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Riani, Perrotta and Cerioli, 2015, Journal of Statistical Software). This new software library, which extends MATLAB® and statistics toolbox® to support a robust and efficient analysis of complex datasets, affected by different sources of heterogeneity, is freely downloadable from the websites http://www.riani.it/MATLAB and http://fsda.jrc.ec.europa.eu. The FSDA toolbox is protected by a European Union Public Licence (EUPL).
▪ 2001 – 2010 “Fwd library”, (with K. Konis from Insightful) SPLUS Gui software which implements the routines described in the book: Robust Diagnostic Regression Analysis, by Anthony C. Atkinson and Marco Riani. The software can be downloaded from the following

Research activity
Main research interests, from a methodological viewpoint, are all aspects concerning robust regression, robust time series and robust multivariate data analysis. From an applied viewpoint: risk management and quality evaluation.
The research activity has lead to about 15 publications (60 of them have appeared in International Jounrnals of Statistics).
He is co-author of two research books and a software protected by the EUPL licence written in cooperation with the Joint Research Centre of the EC for robust multivariate data analysis.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014

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