Cecilia Balocchi wins 2021 Savage award
Cecilia Balocchi, a former Allieva of the Collegio Carlo Alberto, won the 2021 Savage Award for her doctoral thesis entitled “Bayesian nonparametric analysis of spatial variation with discontinuities” (Supervisors: Edward I. George and Shane T. Jensen) in the category Applied Methodology.
The award, named in honor of Leonard J. “Jimmie” Savage, is bestowed each year by the International Society for Bayesian Analysis to two outstanding doctoral dissertations in Bayesian econometrics and statistics, one in each category: Theory and Methods; and Applied Methodology. The winners were announced on July 1st, 2022, at the World Meeting of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, held in Montreal (Canada).
Three out of the four total finalists in Cecilia’s category were also former Allievi, the other two being Augusto Fasano and Valerio Perrone.
Cecilia developed her doctoral thesis during her PhD in Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA), which she joined after obtaining her M.Sc. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics from the Allievi Honors Program at Collegio Carlo Alberto.