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Elisa Varini

Role: Researcher

  • I am interested in stochastic modelling and Bayesian parametric statistics with special focus on point processes, state-space models, Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, sequential Monte Carlo methods, statistical applications in Geophysics, seismic hazard assessment through data from historical catalogues.

  • I received my degree in Mathematics in 2000 from the University of Parma (I) and my PhD degree in Statistics in 2005 from the University Bocconi of Milan (I).

    I have been a researcher at CNR-IMATI since 2011 and I had a temporary position in the same institute during the period from 2000 to 2010 thanks to some scholarships and research grants. I was assistant lecturer of Statistics at the Faculty of Economics of the Universities LIUC of Castellanza and Bocconi of Milan from 2003 to 2008.
    I was a visiting student/researcher at Department of Mathematics of Bristol (UK) in 2004, at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) in 2006, and at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics of Tokyo (JP) in 2008, 2014, and 2018.

    I contributed to the following projects:

    2017-2019 : “Complex space-time modelling and functional analysis for probabilistic forecast of seismic events” supported by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in the framework of “Research Projects of Relevant National Interest 2015” (PRIN 2015), Duration: 36 months

    2012-2013 : EU research project Urban Disaster Prevention Strategies Using MAcroseismic Fields and FAult Sources (UPStrat-MAFA), Grant Agreement n. 230301/2011/613486/SUB/A5.

    2007-2009 : Project S1 - Analysis of the seismic potential in Italy for the evaluation of the seismic hazard, funded in the frame of the Agreement 2007-2009 DPC-INGV.

    2004-2006 : Project S2 - Evaluation of seismogenic potential and probability of strong earthquakes in Italy, funded in the frame of the Agreement 2004-2006 DPC-INGV.