Chargé de recherche (Research Scientist), Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques
Thanks for stopping by! This website provides an overview of my academic endeavors in the realms of demography and statistics, from conducting research to teaching.
Currently I am a research scientist in the UR05: Mortality, Health and Epidemiology (Mortalité, santé, épidémiologie) at the Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques in Paris (France).
From 2007 to September 2012, I have been research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock (Germany).
I received my first university education at the Università “La Sapienza” in Rome on Social and Demographic Statistical Sciences. Later I continued my study at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research within the Laboratory of Statistical Demography. I was awarded the Ph.D. in “Mathematical Engineering: Statistical Sciences and Techniques Area” at the Department of Statistics at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid with a dissertation on “Smoothing Methods for the Analysis of Mortality Development”.
My interests range from the general theory for the biodemography of human ageing to modeling patterns of digit preference, warping models for lifetime distributions, modelling and smoothing mortality surfaces, reconstruction of mortality series by causes of death, analysis of social contact data and methodological issues in measuring alcohol consumption. I also have numerous collaborations in European research institutions and I have been involved in various teaching activities. In the past years, I have written some research papers in the field of demography and statistics and I have devised an R package for smoothing and forecasting mortality.
A short interview about my background and current interests can be found on the web-site of INED, either in English or in French.