## Silvia Figini

**Role:**Professore Ordinario

**Email:**silvia.figini@unipv.it

**Telephone:**+39 0382 984661

*Courses*

Data science: aspetti metodologici e computazionali

Statistica

Statistica economica

*Office hours*

Appuntamento via mail

*Biography*

From 2018 Full Professor – Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale 2013.

Vice Coordinator International PhD in "Computational Mathematics and Decision Sciences" (University of Pavia and University of Lugano)

Scientific Director of “Bio-Data Science Research Center”, Istituto Neurologico Nazionale IRCCS Mondino.

Scientific Director of “RIDS” (Res Institute for Data Science), Università di Pavia.

2014 - 2018 Associate Professor of Statistics University of Pavia, Department of Political and Social Sciences.

2010-2014 Lecturer of Statistics University of Pavia, Department of Political and Social Sciences.

2006: Phd in Statistics Bocconi University Milan

Degree in Quantitative Economics, University of Pavia.

Visiting for research periods at: University of Umea, Department of Statistics and Business School of Economics; University of Aalto, Department of Statistics and Computer Science; Dublin City University, Department of Statistics; University of Edimburgh, Credit Research Centre; Universitité Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Maison des sciences Economiques.

*Academic curriculum*

** European Research Project **

SYRTO 2013-2016: “SYstemic Risk TOmography” – Partners: University of Brescia, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne – Axe Finance (CES-Finance) ; MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Operation Research Boston College; Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center (AUEB-RC); VU University Amsterdam; European Central Bank; University Ca' Foscari Venice.

MUSING 2006-2010: “Multy Industry semantic based next generation business intelligence”.

** National Research Project **

PRIN (2013-2015) Multivariate statistical models for risk assessment

PRIN (2007-2008) Multivariate statistical models for the evaluation of public services.

PRIN (2007) CHICOS

PRIN (2005-2006) Data mining for e-business applications.

FIRB (2006-2009) Data mining for SMEs.

** Teaching **

Statistics; Quantitative methods for economics; Applied Statistics.

** Referee **

Annals of Applied Statistics, Computational Statistics and data analysis, European Journal of Operational Research, Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, Journal of Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, Statistical Methods and its applications, Management Science, Journal of the American Statistical Society, Journal Royal Statistical Society (series A e C),Statistical methods and applications, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Advances in Data Analysis and Classification.

*Research interests*

Machine Learning; Predictive and classification models; Bayesian models; Big data analytics; Computational statistics.

*Recent publications*

** Papers in international journals **

Milanese C., Payán-Gómez C., Galvani M., González NM., Tresini M., Abdellah SN., van Roon-Mom WMC., Figini S., Marinus J., van Hilten JJ., Mastroberardino PG. (2019) Peripheral mitochondrial function correlates with clinical severity in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease – to appear in Journal of Movement Disorders.

Figini S. and Uberti P. (2019) Uncertainty interval to assess performances of risk models, to appear in Advances and Applications in Statistics.

Figini S. and Galvani M. (2019) Machine learning techniques to understand the dynamics of terrorist events, Advances and Applications in Statistics, Volume 56, Number 1, 2019, Pages 53-76.

Figini S., Maggi M. and Uberti P.(2018) The market rank indicator to detect financial distress, Econometrics and Statistics, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecosta.2017.12.001

Figini S., Bonelli F., Giovannini E. (2017) Solvency prediction for Small and Medium Enterprises in banking, Decision Support Systems, vol. 102, pp. 91-97.

Figini S. and Giudici P. (2017) Credit risk assessment with Bayesian model averaging, in Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, vol. 46, pp. 9507-9517.

Figini S., Savona R., Vezzoli M. (2016) Corporate Default Prediction Model Averaging: A Normative Linear Pooling Approach, in Intelligent Systems in Accounting Finance and Management, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 6–20.

Figini S. Gao L. and Giudici P. (2015) Bayesian Operational Risk Models, Journal of Operational Risk, vol. 10, pp. 45-60.

Gigliarano C., Figini S., Muliere P. (2014) Making Classifier Performance Comparisons when ROC Curves intersect, Computational Statistics and data analysis, vol. 77, pp. 300-312.

Figini S., Giudici P. (2013) Measuring risk with ordinal variables, Journal of the Operational Risk, vol.8(2), pp. 35-43.

Figini S., Uberti P. (2013) Concentration measures in risk management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol. 64, pp. 718-723.

Cutillo L., Carissimo A.M. and Figini S., (2012) Network Selection: A Method for Ranked Lists Selection, PLOSOne, vol. 7(8).

Dridi A., Figini S., Giudici P. and Limam M. (2011) A financial Stress Index for the analysis of XBRL data, Journal of Financial Transformation, pp. 219-223.

Figini S. and Giudici P., (2011) Statistical Merging of Rating Models, Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol. 62, 1067-1074.

Figini, S., Kenett, R. and Salini S. (2010) Optimal scaling for risk assessment: merging of operational and financial data, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, vol. 26(8), pp. 887-897.

Figini, S. and Giudici P.(2010) Statistical Local Models for Customer Lifetime Value, Advances and Applications in Statistics, vol. 18(1), pp. 41 – 55.

Figini, S. e Uberti P., (2010): Model assessment for predictive classification models, Communications in Statistics Theory and methods, vol. 39(18), pp. 3238-3244.

Figini, S. (2010): Penalised models to estimate customer survival, Statistical methods and applications, vol. 19, issue 1, 141-150.

Figini, S. (2010): Statistical local models for customer satisfaction data, in Journal of quality technology and quantitative management, Vol. 7, N.1, pp. 69-82.

Uberti, P. and Figini S. (2010): How to measure single-name credit risk concentrations, to appear in European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 202(1), 232-238.

Figini, S., Giudici, P., e Uberti P. (2010): A threshold based approach to merge data in financial risk management, Journal of Applied Statistics, vol. 37(11), pp. 1815-1824.

Figini, S., De Quarti, E. and Giudici (2009): Churn risk mitigation models for student’s behaviour, in Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis, Vol. 2, N.1, pp. 37 – 57.

Figini S. and Giudici P. (2009) String analysis for interaction detection, Journal of Applied Statistics, vol. 21, pp.281-288.

Figini, S. e Giudici, P. (2009): Bayesian Churn Models, in Advances and Applications in Statistical Sciences, Vol. 1, N. 2, pp. 285-310.

Figini, S., De Giuli, E., Giudici, P. and Fantazzini, D. (2009): Enhanced Credit Default Models for Heterogeneous SME Segments, in Journal of Financial Transformation Vol. 25 N.1, pp. 31-39.

Figini, S. e Giudici, P. (2009): Statistical models for e-learning data, in Statistical methods and applications, vol. 18, pp. 293-304.

Fantazzini D. and Figini S. (2009): Random Survival Forest models for SME Credit Risk Measurement, in Methodology and computing in applied probability, vol. 11, pp. 29-45.

Fantazzini, D. and Figini S. (2009): Default Forecasting for Small-Medium Enterprises: Does Heterogeneity Matter? in International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management Vol. 11, No.1(2) pp. 138-163.

Figini, S., Giudici, P., Uberti, P. and Sanyal, A. (2007) A statistical method to optimize the combination of internal and external data in operational risk measurement, in Journal of Operational Risk, Vol 2(4), pp. 69-78.

Baldini, P., Figini S. and Giudici, P. (2006): Nonparametric Approaches for e-Learning Data in Lecture Notes in Computer Science , 4065, pp. 548 – 560.

Figini, S. e Giudici, P. (2005): Link Analysis for fraud detection, Italian Journal of Applied Statistics, Vol. 17 – Fascicolo 3 – pp. 389 – 397.

** Papers in international books **

Figini, S., Salini, S. (2009): Bayesian merging and calibration for OpR, to appear in “Operational risk management a practical approach to intelligent data analysis”, Wiley London.

Figini, S. (2009): Credit risk estimation for SME, to appear in Handbook of Research on Data Mining in Public and Private Sectors: Organizational and Government Applications (book edited by Prof. Antti Syväjärvi and Prof.. Jari Stenvall, University of Lapland, Finland and University of Tampere, Finland).

Figini, S. (2008): Data Mining for Lifetime Value estimation, to appear in Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining - 2nd Edition Editor: John Wang.

Figini, S. (2008): Predictive dynamics models for SMEs, in “Data Analysis and Classification: from the exploratory to the confirmatory approach”, Springer (series on Studies in Classification, Data Analysis and Knowledge organisation).

Cerchiello, P., Figini, S. and Giudici, P.(2007): Data mining, for business and industry (editors: Dave Stewardson Douglas C. Montgomery Tony Greenfield and Shirley Coleman), in Statistical Practice in Business and Industry, Wiley London, pp. 163-184.

Figini, S., Giudici, P., Polla, D., e Galliano, C. (2005): Survival Analysis Models to Estimate Customer Lifetime Value, Fifth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM-2005), IEEE Computer Society Press, pp.114-124.

** Invited talks **

Figini S. (2017) Credit data science risk models for SMEs, International workshop “Data science in Finance and Insurance”, Université Chatolique de Louven.

Figini S., Gigliarano C. e Muliere P. (2014) Assessment and comparison of survival models using concentration indices, Computational and Financial Econometrics Pisa.

Figini S., Gigliarano C. e Muliere P. (2013) On discrimination indices for survival models, Computational and Financial Econometrics London.

Figini S. e Madormo F. (2013) Risk estimation and assessment using survival models for credit risk data, Computational and Financial Econometrics London.

Figini S., e Giudici, P. (2012) Model uncertainty in credit rating models, Computational and Financial Econometrics Oviedo.

Figini S., e Giudici, P. (2012): Improving Model averaging in credit risk analysis, COMPSTAT, Cipro.

Figini, S., e Kenett, R. (2009): Integrating Operational and Financial Risk Assessments, ENBIS9 meeting, Gothenburg.

Figini, S. (2009): Statistical models for XBRL data, EURISBIS 2009, International Society of Business and Industrial Statistics meeting, Cagliari.

Figini, S., e Giudici P. (2009): Non linear rating models for SMEs, EURISBIS 2009, International Society of Business and Industrial Statistics, Cagliari.

Figini, S. (2008): Model clustering and Model averaging, Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society meeting, Caserta.

Brooks, S.P., Figini, S. e Giudici, P. (2007): Bayesian models to estimate customer survival, ISBA meeting Valencia.

Figini, S. and Giudici, P. (2005): Bayesian Feature selection for the estimation of customer lifetime value, M2005, Data Mining Conference, Las Vegas.

** Papers in proceedings **

Figini S., Gigliarano C. and Muliere P. (2014) Assessment and comparison of survival models using concentration indices, Computational Financial Econometrics 2014.

Figini S., Vezzoli M. (2013) Ensemble models: theory and applications, International Conference of the Royal Statistical Society (selected paper), New Castle.

Figini S., Vehtari A. (2013) Gaussian Process Classification And Duration Models For Credit Risk, International Federation of Classification Societies, Tilburg.

Figini S., Vezzoli M. (2013) Model Averaging For Credit Risk Modelling, International Federation of Classification Societies, Tilburg.

Figini S., Madormo F. (2013) Risk estimation and assessment using survival models for credit risk data, International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics, London.

Figini S., Giudici P. (2012) Improving model averaging in credit risk analysis, International Conference on Computational Statistics, Cyprus.

Figini S. (2012). Bayesian model averaging for financial evaluation. Meeting of the Italian statistical society.

Figini S., Cutillo L. and Carissimo A. (2011): Outlier detection in credit risk multivariate data via rank aggregation, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of the ERCIM WG, London.

Figini S. (2011): A note on additively decomposable inequalities for risk measurement, Proceedings of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society.

Figini S., Gao L. (2011): Bayesian efficient capital at risk estimation, Proceedings of the International conference ENBIS-DEINDE 2011, European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics & DEsign of INDustrial Experiments.

Figini S. (2011): Bayesian Extreme Value Analysis of operational risk data, Proceedings of the Italian Statistical Society.

Figini, S. (2010): Risk tendency measures for ordinal variables, Proceedings of the Italian Statistical Society.

Figini S., Giudici P. and Uberti P. (2010): Concentration measures for risk analysis, Proceedings of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society.

Figini S. and Grossi L. (2010): Robust estimation and prediction for credit risk models, Proceedings of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society.

Figini, S., Kenett, R. e Giudici, P. (2009): Integrating Operational and Financial Risk Assessments, ENBIS9 meeting, Gothenburg.

Figini, S. and Sayago, J. T. (2009): Longitudinal models for market reputation and risk, in Proceedings of the Italian Statistical Society, pp.263-266.

Figini, S. (2009): Local statistical models for variables selection, in Proceedings of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society, pp. 489-492.

Figini, S. (2009): Statistical models for XBRL data, EURISBIS 2009.

Figini, S. (2009): Non linear rating models for SMEs, EURISBIS 2009.

Figini, S. (2009): Predictive rules induction via string analysis, Multivariate methods and models for evaluating public services, Rimini.

Figini, S. (2008): Model clustering and model averaging, in Proceedings of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society, pp.125-128.

Figini, S. e Giudici, P. (2008): Methodological aspects to measure credit risk for SME, in Proceedings of the Italian Statistical Society.

Brooks, S.P., Figini, S. e Giudici, P. (2007): Bayesian models to estimate customer survival, in Proceedings of ISBA Valencia

Figini, S., Giudici, P. e Fantazzini, D. (2007): Longitudinal predictive models for SMEs, in Proceeding of the 2007 intermediate conference – Risk and Prediction – of the Italian Statistical Society, pp. 551-552.

Figini, S. e Fantazzini, D. (2007): Default forecasting for small medium enterprises, in Proceeding of S.Co.2007, Venezia, pp. 219-224.

Figini, S., Giudici, P. and Fantazzini, D. (2007): Predictive dynamic models for SMEs, in Proceedings of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society, Macerata, pp. 193-196.

Figini, S. e Roccato, A. (2007): How to improve predictive models for database marketing applications, in Proceedings of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society, Macerata, pp. 281-284.

Figini, S. (2006): Customer relationship: a survival analysis approach, in: Proceedings of COMPSTAT 2006, Roma , pp. 959-966.

Figini, S. e Giudici, P. (2006): Statistical models to analyse customer life cicle in Proceeding of XLIII Italian statistical society meeting, pp. 541 - 544 .

Figini, S. e Giudici, P. (2005): Feature selection in genomic predictive mining, in Proceedings of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society, pp. 249-252.

Figini, S. e Giudici, P. (2004): Modelli previsivi per text mining (in italiano), in Proceedings of the SAS CAMPUS, pp. 59-66, Firenze.

Figini, S. e Giudici, P. (2001): Correspondence analysis for CRM (in italiano), in Proceedings of SMDM01, Pavia .

** Thesis **

Figini, S. (2007): Bayesian variable and model selection for Customer Lifetime Value, Phd Thesis.

Figini, S. (2001): Analisi Statistiche delle corrispondenze per la classificazione e l' e-CRM.

** Book **

Giudici P. amd Figini S. (2009) Applied Data Mining for Business and Industry, 2nd edition Wiley ISBN 0470058862; 9780470058862.

** Working papers **

Figini S. and Galvani M. (2018): Pareto solutions in credit risk analytics, under review.

Figini S. and Uberti P. (2018): Indecision interval for the performance evalutation of binary classification models, under review.

Gigliarano C., Figini S. and Muliere P. (2017): Polarization-based discrimination indexes for survival risk models, under review.

Galvani M. and Figini S. (2017): Learning models to predict terrorist attacks, under review.