Ph.D. in Statistics

Data scientist

Expert in data analysis, classification, and clustering

I’m a passionate data analysist that enjoys research and likes to work on challenging applied problems. My research focuses on cluster analysis and I’ve worked as data scientist in many applied fields.

Email: tortorac1 at gmail dot com

Associate Professor in Statistics at San Jose State University

Current research includes: model based clustering, clustering algorithms, mixed-type data analysis, dimension reduction, outlier detection, clustering with missing values, probabilistic distance clustering.

Before coming to SJSU, Cristina was a post-doctoral research fellow at McMaster University in 2015 and 2014, at University of Guelph, in 2013 and at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples (Italy) 2012. She completed her PhD at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Naples “Federico II” in February 2012. During her PhD she was visiting student at CEREMADE Paris Dauphine.

Cristina qualified as “Maître de Conférences” in applied mathematics in 2013, France, she obtained her Master degree in Statistics (Statistica per le decisione e l’analisi dei sistemi complessi) at the University of Naples “Federico II” in 2008 and obtained her Master 2 (Economie quantitative des comportements et des marchés) at the University “Lumiére Lyon II” in 2009.