Welcome to my webpage!


May 2021

  • "Calibration of Spatial Forecasts from Citizen Science Urban Air Pollution Data with Sparse Recurrent Neural Networks", co-authored with Matthew Bonas, now on arxiv: arxiv.org/abs/2105.02971.

April 2021

  • I have been awarded the 2021 Abdel El-Shaarawi Early Investigator's Award from The International Environmetrics Society (TIES)

  • Congratulations to senior undergraduate student Peng Shen for being admitted to the MS Biostatistics program at Yale University!

March 2021

  • New grant awarded (co-PI): NASA Modeling, Analysis and Prediction (MAP): "Quantifying physical forcing of landscape evolution on extreme precipitation" (PI: Paola Crippa)

  • "Assessing the Reliability of Wind Power Operations under a Changing Climate with a Non-Gaussian Bias Correction ", co-authored with Jiachen Zhang, Paola Crippa and Marc G. Genton accepted for publication in the Annals of Applied Statistics.

  • The group's GitHub repository is finally available here. The repository will be joint with Prof. Crippa's group in the department of Civil Engineering and Geoscience.

February 2021

  • "Forecasting High-Frequency Spatio-Temporal Wind Power with Dimensionally Reduced Echo State Networks ", co-authored with Huang Huang, and Marc G. Genton now on arxiv: arxiv.org/abs/2102.01141.

  • Welcome to Brian Greco, our new group member! Brian is a first year PhD student and will work on adversarial inference.


I obtained my BSc and MSc in Mathematical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 2005 and 2007 respectively. After a 6 months fellowship at the same institution, I moved to the University of Chicago where I obtained my PhD in Statistics in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Michael Stein. In 2013 I moved to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia), where I was a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Prof. Marc Genton. From 2014 to 2017 I was Lecturer at Newcastle University (United Kingdom), before being appointed Assistant Professor in Statistics at the University of Notre Dame.