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Renata Rotondi

Role: Senior Researcher

  • Methodological aspects

    • statistical analysis
    • Bayesian inference
    • point processes
    • Markov chain Monte Carlo methods
    • multiple change-point problem



    • analysis of earthquake sequence data and time-varying earthquake risk
    • macroseismic intensity attenuation
    • stress release models
    • pattern recognition in macroseismic fields
    • identification of seismic phases
    • RETAS model for aftershock sequences
  • Education: Degree in Mathematics (1980) and Master in Applied Mathematics (1983), Università di Milano (I)

    Position: Senior researcher at IMATI - CNR since 1995

    Main activities: researches in Mathematical Statistics and Statistical Seismology

    Responsible of Research Units in scientific 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 - European project "Urban Prevention Strategies using Macroseismic and Fault sources" (UPStrat-MAFA - Num. 230301/2011/613486/SUB/A5), DG ECHO Unit A5, EU-Civil Protection Financial Instrument
    • 2007-2009 - project S1 “Analysis of the seismic potential in Italy for the evaluation of the seismic hazard”, and project “V4-FLANK”, in the frame of the 2007-2009 Agreement  between the Italian Department of Civil Protection and the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
    • 2004-2006 - project S2 “Evaluation of the seismogenic potential and probability of strong earthquakes in Italy”, in the frame of the 2004-2006 Agreement between the Italian Department of Civil Protection and the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
    • 2000-2002 - project “Probable earthquakes in Italy from 2000 and 2030: elements for definition of priority in interventions for reduction of seismic risk”, in the frame of the 2000-2002  Programma Quadro of the Italian Group for Defence Against Earthquake (GNDT)
    • 1997-2000 - project “Assessment of Seismic Potential in European Large Earthquake Areas” (ASPELEA) supported by the Commission of the European Communities, DG XII, INCO-Copernicus Programme, Contract number: IC-15CT-97-0200

    Participation in CNR research groups:

    • module INT.P01.005 / Simulation and evaluation of environmental risks (responsible)
    • commessa ICT.P11.009 / Modelling of stochastic systems
    • commessa TA.P02.030 / Differential and stochastic modeling for the analysis of environmental phenomena

    Member of SIS (Italian Statistical Society), ISBA (International Society for Bayesian Analysis), EnviBayes (ISBA section on Environmental Sciences) GRASPA (Research Group forStatistical Applications to Environmental Problems)