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28.10.2021
A Simple yet Powerful Model for Irrigation Water Consumption

Irrigation agriculture plays a major role in global food security: it currently produces about 40% of all food consumed worldwide in just 20% of the total cultivated land. The water demand for irrigation agriculture has been constantly rising over the last decades, and it is expected to increase even further due to changes in precipitation patterns, higher temperatures and the expansion of irrigated areas to meet the soaring food demand.

The Math of Stem Cells

Triggered by a challenging biological problem, Hugo Lavenant, Assistant Professor at Department of Decision Sciences and BIDSA Affiliate, has developed innovative mathematical models for stem cell differentiation.

Igor Pruenster President of International Society for Bayesian Analysis

Founded in 1992, ISBA approaches its 30th anniversary. Over these years, it has promoted the development and application of Bayesian statistics. This approach to modeling and prediction is based on the celebrated theorem by Thomas Bayes, where available knowledge about the parameters in a probabilistic model is updated with the information contained in the data.

Daniele Durante Awarded by the Italian Statistical Society

The Assistant Professor has been awarded for the first edition of the prize assigned to early-career scholars, under the age of 40, for the contributions to the Statistical Sciences.

Zoom webinar
BIDSA Webinar: "Veridical Data Science for biomedical discovery: subgroup discovery through staDISC"
BIDSA Webinar Spring Series 2021: Bin Yu, UC Berkeley Statistics, EECS, CCB
How to Improve Vaccines Communication
A study by Trento province health service, BIDSA Bocconi and ThatMorning reveals the differences between the social communication styles of the pro vax and the no vax. More storytelling and reassuring tones would help the case for vaccines.
Changing the Way Managers and Entrepreneurs Make Decisions
Alfonso Gambardella won an ERC Grant to conduct a randomized controlled trial on an unprecedented scale in management. He will test whether a scientific approach to decision making can improve the way managers and entrepreneurs make choices.
Marta Catalano wins an IMS New Researcher Travel Award
This distinguished award allows the winner to attend and present her work in a future IMS Meeting. Notably Marta is the only recipient based in Europe.
Zoom webinar
BIDSA Webinar: "Robust Estimation via M.M.D. Minimization"
BIDSA Webinar: "Robust Estimation via M.M.D. Minimization" - Pierre Alquier, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
Zoom webinar
BIDSA Webinar: "Robustly Learning Mixtures of (Clusterable) Gaussians via the SoS Proofs to Algorithms Method"
BIDSA Webinar Spring Series 2021 - Sam Hopkins