Statistics Initiative


The “de Castro” Statistics Initative is a joint scientific initiative of the Collegio Carlo Alberto and of the Fondazione “Franca e Diego de Castro”, and its mission is to foster research and education in statistics.

The Statistics Initiative is named after Professor Diego de Castro, former leading figure of the Department of Statistics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Torino. It is hosted at the Collegio and promotes and coordinates its scientific activities in Statistics and related areas in collaboration with the University of Torino.
Current research topics include statistical theory and computational methods, with special focus on Bayesian modeling, optimization, randomized and distributed algorithms, as well as applications to economics, econometrics, biology, statistical physics, genomics, ecology and survival analysis.


Raffaele Argiento (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano)

Cecilia Balocchi (University of Torino)

Alfredo Braunstein (Polytechnic University of Torino)

Federico Camerlenghi (University of Milan Bicocca)

Antonio Canale (University of Padua)

Marta Catalano (Bocconi University)

Luca Dall’Asta (Polytechnic University of Torino)

Pierpaolo De Blasi (University of Torino & Collegio Carlo Alberto)

Augusto Fasano (University of Torino)

Stefano Favaro (University of Torino & Collegio Carlo Alberto)

Amir Khorrami Chokami (University of Torino)

Guillaume Kon Kam King (Université Paris-Saclay)

Antonio Lijoi (Bocconi University)

Bertrand Lods (University of Torino & Collegio Carlo Alberto)

Silvia Montagna (University of Torino)

Bernardo Nipoti (University of Milano Bicocca)

Giovanni Pistone (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

Igor Prünster (Bocconi University)

Tommaso Rigon (University of Milano Bicocca)

Matteo Ruggiero Scientific Director (University of Torino & Collegio Carlo Alberto)

Sergio Venturini (University of Torino)

Giacomo Zanella (Bocconi University)