j-ISBA board members

Federico Camerlenghi. Section Chair

My name is Federico Camerlenghi and I am an assistant professor in Statistics at the Department of Economics, Management and Statistics of the University of Milan - Bicocca. I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Pavia in December 2015 under the supervision of Prof. A. Lijoi and Prof. I. Pruenster, with a thesis entitled “Hierarchical and Nested Random Probability Measures with Statistical Applications”. My research interests encompass both computational and methodological aspects of Bayesian nonparametric statistics, including applications to species sampling problems, disclosure risk assessment and survival analysis. You can find something more on webpage.

Trevor Campbell. Section Chair-Elect

Trevor is an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia. He received his Ph.D. working in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT. Prior to his graduate studies, he received his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. His research focuses on scalable, automated Bayesian inference with theoretical guarantees, and Bayesian modeling and inference for streaming, distributed data.. You can find something more at his webpage.

Brenda Betancourt. Treasurer

My name is Brenda Betancourt and I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University working on Bayesian models and algorithms for entity resolution. I am originally from Bogotá, Colombia. I obtained my undergraduate degree at Universidad Nacional de Colombia where I was trained in classical Statistics. In 2008, I completed my M.S. in Statistics from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras where I started to work on Bayesian Statistics. I moved to California in 2010 to pursue a Ph.D. in Statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz where I worked on Bayesian models for network analysis. You can find something more on webpage.

Weixuan Zhu. Program Chair

Weixuan got his PhD in Statistics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His thesis was entitled “Flexible Bayesian Nonparametric Priors and Bayesian Computational Methods”. Then he went to the University of Sheffield as a postdoc research associate, working on the applications of ABC methods in Ecology population modelling. In 2017, he joined Xiamen University as an Assitant Professor. His research interest mainly includes Bayesian nonparametric models, Approximate Bayesian Computation, and MCMC algorithms.

Ilaria Bianchini. Secretary

Ilaria is about to conclude a Phd in “Mathematical models and methods for engineering” at Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in Mathematical Engineering, with a specialisation in applied statistics. Her research has been focused on Bayesian nonparametric models, clustering and biomedical applications. She was member of the local organising committee of BAYSM, the Bayesian young statistician meeting, held in Florence in June 2016. Currently, she is working as a research data scientist in a start-up, dealing with statistical models for natural language processing.