Saverio Ranciati is an assistant professor (junior) in Statistics at the Department of Statistical Sciences “Paolo Fortunati” in Bologna, Italy. He graduated from a joint double-PhD programme, organized by the University of Bologna and the University of Groningen. His research interests include penalized regression and inference, graphical models, model-based clustering, computational statistics and Bayesian techniques.

He is very passionate about his teaching activity, and he believes it is vital to foster enthusiasm in understanding and using Statistics. Also, he encourages to spread awareness in Academia on gender equality & women in science, LGBTQIA+ rights, and mental health support for researchers, post- and under- graduate students.

He was coordinator (in 2019) and member of the board (2018-2019) of Young SIS, the young section of the Italian Statistical Society, which is a group that promote activities targeted at PhD candidates, postdocs, and researchers at the early stages of their careers. You can find more info about Young SIS at :

> For full details, his academic curriculum is available here: [.pdf]