Antonietta Mira

Antonietta is professor of statistics, founder and director of the Data Science Lab at Università della Svizzera italiana, (Lugano) where she served as the Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Economics (2013–2015). She is also adjunct professor at University of Insubria (Como, Italy) and has been nominated fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis. She is member of the board of the Swiss Office of Federal Statistics and of the Swiss Statistical Society, and of the Harvard Data Science Review.

Her current research focuses on Bayesian statistics and data science, with a clear interdisciplinary scope with applications to social sciences, life sciences, finance and economics.

She has won awards for excellence in both research and teaching. Antonietta is also involved in public outreach both as an organizer of events and as a speaker and through the media is engaged in the strengthening of the culture of data science.

She is the principal investigator on several projects at the Swiss National Science Foundation and a member of multiple scientific committees representing her areas of expertise.