Fulvia Pennoni - Curriculum Vitae    



Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods

Via Bicocca degli Arcimboldi 8

20126 Milano

Homepage: http://www.statistica.unimib.it/utenti/pennoni/

 

Main research interests

- Latent variable models for longitudinal and panel data with economic and social science applications

-   Composite indicators

-   Graphical models

Personal data

-   Born on June 22, 1976 in Gualdo Tadino (IT).

-  Family: two children: Pietro (born 19th March 2007) and Teresa (born 4th March 2011).

 Current position

Since October 2014 Associate Professor of Statistics at Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

From March 2006 permanent position as Assistant Professor of Statistics at Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

Professional positions

- Research Assistant of Statistics (post-doctoral position) at the Unit of Econometrics and Applied Statistics of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra (VA), Italy, on Development and application of advanced statistical tools for the analysis of mathematical and statistical model, March 2005 - February 2006.

- Research fellow of Statistics (post-doctoral position) at the Department of Statistics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, on Integrated Information Systems for small area estimation, July 2004 -February 2005.

- Teaching Assistant of Statistics for the integrated undergraduate level course on Statistics at the Faculty of Economy, University of Urbino "Carlo Bo", November 2004 - February 2005. 

- Consulting for the company “Praticamente” S.r.l.: on the appraisal for the members of a chemical consortium, July-October 2002.

- Consulting for Maternity Department of the “Careggi” Public Hospital of Florence: working as a statistician on multivariate analysis using non-parametric tests to evaluate infant mortality, March-May, 2000.

- Research specialist: Analysis of portfolio sales for the development of statistical strategies to evaluate leading polices in credit risk assessment, Statistical Section of the Findomestik Bank S.p.A., at the company headquarters in Florence, on monthly performance of sales and risk analysis using risk indexes, July-December, 2000.

Participation to research grants

-   Research Specialist on the following PRIN grants founded by the Italian Government:

STAR - 2013: Statistical models for human perception and evaluation”, PI M. Innario.

FIRB – Futuro in Ricerca 2012: “Mixture and latent variable models for causal inference and analysis of socio-economic data”, PI Prof. F. Bartolucci, local coordinator F. Pennoni.

PRIN 2007 “Graphical models, latent class models and panel data model: methodological development and applications on education and health”, PI Prof. G. Consonni.

PRIN 2005: “Marginal models for categorical variables with applications to causal analysis”, PI Prof. G. Consonni.

PRIN 2003: “Bayesian network and causal inference: methodology and applications”, PI prof. G. Consonni.

PRIN 2002: “Statistical methods for stochastic ordering with application to social, sanitary and environmental sciences”, PI Prof. A. Forcina.

-   Other research projects founded at national and regional level are the following:

EIEF 2008-2011: Advances in non-linear panel models with socio-economic applications”, sponsored by the Einaudi Institute for Economic and Finance (EIEF), PI Prof. F. Bartolucci.

Regional grant 2009-2010: “Performance evaluation of the structures operating on the regional legislation to help people with instructions, formation and job training”, sponsored by Regional Institute of Research of Lombardy, PI Prof. G. Vittadini.

-   Projects sponsored by the University of Milano-Bicocca:

FAR 2009-2011: “Methods for the analysis of multivariate data having a complex structure: descriptive and inferential aspects”, coordinator N. Solaro.

FAR 2006-2008: “Inferential and sample methodologies for complex statistical models with applications to environmental and spatial data and elusive populations”, coordinator Prof. S. Migliorati.

Education

- Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, July 2004. Title of the dissertation: “Issues on the estimation of latent variable and latent class models with social science applications”. Thesis advisors: Prof. Giovanni Marchetti (University of Florence), Prof. B. Francis (Lancaster University, UK).

- Degree in Economics and Business Administration, at University of Perugia, Italy, April 2000. Final grade: Summa cum Laude. Thesis title: “Multivariate statistical methods applied to behavior with revolving credit cards”. Thesis advisor Prof. E. Stanghellini.

Teaching experience

Held at degrees Biostatistics, Business Economics, Statistical and Economic Sciencies  (previously Faculty of Statistics) at the University of Milano-Bicocca the following undergraduate level courses:

Academic year 2014-2015:

-   in charge of the advanced course on Statistical Models with R;

-   in charge of the advanced course on  Statistical Quality Control;

-   in charge of the course on Probability and Statistical Inference;

Academic year 2013-2014:

-   in charge of the course on Simulation Methods with R;

-   in charge of the advanced course on  Statistical Quality Control;

Academic year 2012-2013:

-   in charge of the course on Simulation Methods with R;

-   in charge of the advanced course on  Statistical Quality Control;

Academic years 2010-2012:

-   in charge of the course on Simulation Methods with R;

-   in charge of the advanced course on Statistical Quality Control;

-   Teaching Assistant for the course in Statistics.

Academic years 2008-2010:

-   in charge of the course on Simulation Methods with R;

-   Teaching Assistant for the advanced course in Statistics; 

-   Teaching Assistant for the advanced course on Stochastic Processes;

-   Teaching Assistant for the course on Sample Theory;

-   Teaching Assistant for the advanced course on  Statistical Quality Control.

Academic year 2006-2007:

- Graduate level course: Lectures in English on Maximum likelihood estimation at the Joint Research Centre of The European Commission, Ispra, (Varese), Italy;

Teaching Assistant for the course Quantitative methods for Economics, Finance and Management, Faculty of Economy, University Carlo Cattaneo, LIUC (Varese), Italy;

- Teaching Assistant for the advanced course on Stochastic Processes;

-  Teaching Assistant for the course on Sample Theory;

Held at the Faculties of Economy, Agriculture and Psychology of the University of Florence, (IT).

Academic years 2002-2004:

-   Teaching Assistant for the advanced level course in Statistics;

-  Teaching Assistant for the basic course in Statistics with software R, at the Master “Conservation and management of the terrestrial flora and fauna”;

-   Teaching Assistant for the course in Statistics.

Postgraduate student supervision

A model for the evaluation of graduates’ first long-term job on labour market history”, academic year 2009-2010.

Research activity abroad

-   Visiting fellow at the Department of Maths and Stats, University of Lancaster, UK, May 2006.

-   Visiting student at the Department of Maths and Stats, University of Lancaster (UK), January-May 2003.

-  Erasmus-Socrates visiting student at the Department of Maths and Stats, University of Sheffield (UK). Examination: Linear Models (Prof. R. M. Dunsmore), Operation research, Multivariate Analysis (Prof. N. R .J. Fieller), September 1998 – January 1999.

Invited lectures at international conferences

- Issues in estimating complex latent trait and latent class models, Brescia, IT, June  2013;

- Advances in Statistical modeling for ordinal data, Naples, IT, November  2013;

- Seventh Meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society”, Catania, IT, September 2011;

- 73rd Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society”, at University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA, 27 June - 3 July, 2008.

- RC-33 Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, organized by the International Sociological Association, Amsterdam (Holland), 16 - 20 August, 2004.

Invited seminars

- Introduction to the potential outcome approach to the evaluation, Nova Universitas, Milano, December 2009.

-   The latent Markov model, University of Lancaster, UK, 9 May, 2006.

- An approximation of the quadratic exponential distribution for item response theory models, University of Padova, Italy, 26 February, 2008.

Other University and department activities

Member of the following committee at the University of Milano-Bicocca,  for the academic years 2010-2014:

     -   Committee of the University of Milano-Bicocca  to promote and increase the value of the research activities;

         - Erasmus and International Committee of the Biostatistics and Statistics degree;

Member of the following committee at the University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy, for the academic years 2006-2009:

-   Committee to coordinate the learning of the Faculty of Statistics;

-   Committee to coordinate the guidance of the student related to the questionnaire made by them on the first year of the degree in Statistics;

-  Committee to coordinate the relationships of the Faculty of Statistics with the high schools in relation to the spread of the statistics.

Scientific collaborations

-  Collaboration with the Interuniversity Research Centre on Public Services (CRISP), University of Milano-Bicocca, since 2008.

- Collaboration with the German Research Centre Bertelsmann Stiftung on the research project: “European lifelong learning index monitoring lifelong learning and its effects on economic prosperity and social well-being  in the European and regional context”, years 2007-2008.

- Member of the scientific committee of the International Symposia on: “Methodological tools for accountability systems in education” held at the Joint Research Centre, Ispra, IT, February 2006.

Honors/Awards

-  Press coverage with favourable comments for the work in Euroabstracts, October 2005, titled “How well are European firms migrating to e-business”, January 2005;

-   Marie Curie Fellowship for studies at the University of Lancaster (UK), January-July 2003;

-   National Scholarship for PhD studies (XVI cycle) at the University of Florence, years 2001-2004;

-  Associazione Italiana per il Credito al Consumo e Immobiliare (ASSOFIN) grant “Baldo Grazzini” for stage at Findomestrik Bank S.p.A, June-December 2000;

- Italian Academic Exchange Service (ERASMUS), scholarship for studies in Sheffield, UK, September 1998-January 1999;

- University of Perugia Scholarship for attending the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration by the Azienda per il Diritto allo studio Universitario (ADISU), years 1995-1999;

-   Livio Tempesta Honour: the prize was awarded “... for showing how, with altruism and goodness, one can be useful to one’s neighbour and, at the same time,  strengthen one’s own personality so as to gain estimation of ones schoolteachers and classmates.”, October 1995.

Professional memberships

Italian Statistical Society, Royal Statistical Society (until 2010), Psychometric Society (until 2011).