Cristiano Varin (last updated October 2014) Born in Gorizia (Italy) on the 14th of May, 1974. Nationality: Italian. General Information Address Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics (DAIS) Ca’ Foscari University San Giobbe, Cannaregio, 873 30121 Venice, Italy Phone: +39 041 2347411 Direct: +39 041 2347439 Fax: +39 041 2347444 E-mail: [email protected] Web: http://cristianovarin.weebly.com Positions Held Jan 2011 – today Assistant Professor DAIS, Ca’ Foscari University Feb 2007 – Dec 2010 Assistant Professor Department of Statistics, Ca’ Foscari University Feb 2007 Visiting Professor MAP 5, Paris Descartes University Jul 2005 – Jan 2007 Associate Researcher Department of Statistics, University of Padova Feb 2005 – Jun 2005 Associate Researcher Department of Statistics, University of Udine Aug 2003 – Dec 2004 Associate Researcher Department of Statistics, University of Padova Feb 2003 – Jul 2003 Associate Researcher Department of Statistics, University of Udine Education Feb 2014 – Feb 2018 Italian Habilitation Associate Professor in Statistics Oct 1999 – Feb 2003 PhD in Statistics Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova Thesis title: Composite Likelihood Inference in Geostatistics Supervisor: Prof. G. Masarotto Oct 1994 – Jul 1999 Laurea in Social Statistics and Demography Faculty of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova Thesis title: Automatic Galaxy Classification (in Italian) Score 110/110 cum laude Supervisor: Prof. A.C. Capelo Co-supervisors: Prof. G. Masarotto, Dr. R. Smareglia Computing Skills C (good), LATEX(advanced), R (advanced) 2 Cristiano Varin Languages Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent) Research Research Interests Applied Statistics; Likelihood Methods; Meta-Analysis; Statistical Modelling; R Programming Awards Gumbel Lecture 2006: On Composite Marginal Likelihood Inference for Hierarchical Models The Gumbel Lecture is a special plenary named lecture annually awarded to a young statistician by the German Statistical Society Main Collabortions N. Reid (University of Toronto), G. Yi (University of Waterloo) Likelihood and extensions (monograph) A. Guolo (University of Verona), I. Kosmidis (University College London) Advanced methods for meta-analysis C. Agostinelli (Ca’ Foscari University ) Robust likelihood inference C. Gaetan (Ca’ Foscari University) Computational efficient likelihood methods for large dimensional spatial data C. Agostinelli (Ca’ Foscari University ), C. Barbante and researchers Institute CNR-IDEP Multi-proxy reconstruction of Italian past 2000 years temperature M. Cattelan (University of Padova), D. Firth (University of Warwick) Modelling paired-comparison data M. Cattelan (University of Padova) Marginal modelling of spatially clustered binary data Visiting Periods (at least one week) 2011 Department Statistics, University of Toronto 2009 Department of Statistics, University of Warwick 2008 MAP5, Paris Descartes University 2007 Department of Statistics, University of Warwick MAP5, Paris Descartes University 2006 Center for Mathematics, Technische Universität München Department of Statistics, University of Warwick 2005 Department of Statistics, University of Warwick 2002 Norwegian Computing Center, Oslo 2001 Norwegian Computing Center, Oslo Graduate Students and Post-docs Supervision 3 Cristiano Varin 2008 – 2011 M. Bevilacqua (Post-doc) Estimating equations and composite likelihoods for dependent data, co-supervisor N. Sartori 2006 – 2009 M. Cattelan (PhD thesis in Statistics) Correlation models for paired comparison data, co-supervisor A. Salvan Research Grants 2013 – 2014 IRIDE, DAIS individual research grant, Ca’ Foscari University: Development of flexible methods for nonlinear modelling of dependent data 2009 – 2012 PRIN 2008: Approximate likelihood methods for complex dependence structures Coordinator: Prof. P. Vidoni. Role: member local research unit 2008 – 2011 Cariparo project: ML2: Modified likelihood methods for evaluating the effects of the mobility lists program in the Veneto region Coordinator: Prof. E. Battistin. Role: investigator 2007 – 2009 PRIN 2006: New likelihood methods for complex models Coordinator: Prof. P. Vidoni. Role: member local research unit 2005 – 2007 PRIN 2004: Trattamento statistico della complessità e dell’incertezza negli studi ambientali Coordinator: Prof. D. Cocchi. Role: member local research unit 2003 – 2005 PRIN 2002: Statistica nel supporto alla decisione ambientale: identificazione, monitoraggio e valutazione di intervento Coordinator: Prof. D. Cocchi. Role: member local research unit 2002 3-months Norwegian Council of Research research grant: A comparison of estimation procedures useful in spatial statistics Scientific supervisor: Prof. N.L. Hjort 2001 – 2003 PRIN 2000: Statistica nella valutazione del rischio ambientale Coordinator: Prof. G. Lovison. Role: member local research unit 2000 – 2002 3-years Ph.D. scholarship, University of Padova Research Networks 2013 – 2018 Research Partner EPSRC programme i-like http://www.i-like.org.uk Memberships 2014 – Venice International Center for Climate Change Studies 2013 – Center for Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences, Ca’ Foscari University 2010 – American Statistical Association 2010 – Institute of Mathematical Statistics 2008 – Royal Statistical Society 2008 – 2013 Center for Research in Statistical Methodology, University of Warwick Publications Journals Varin C., Cattelan M., and Firth D. (2014). Statistical modelling of citation exchange among statistics journals. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, to appear. Cristiano Varin 4 Guolo A. and Varin C. (2014). Beta regression for time series analysis of bounded data, with application to Canada Google Flu Trends. Annals of Applied Statistics 8 (1), 74-88. Cravero F., Varin C., and Malavasi S. (2014). Moon-related reproductive patterns in transitional habitats: insights from a Mediterranean killifish inhabiting North Adriatic saltmarshes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 139 (20), 60–66. Cattelan M. and Varin C. (2013). Hybrid pairwise likelihood analysis of animal behavior experiments. Biometrics 69 (4), 1002–1011. Spolaor A., Gabrieli J., Martma T., Kohler J., Bjørkman M., Isaksson E., Varin C., Vallelonga P., Plane J.M.C., and Barbante C. (2013). Sea ice dynamics influence halogen deposition to Svalbard. The Cryosphere 7, 1645–1658. Spolaor A., Vallelonga P., Plane J.M.C., Kehrwald N., Gabrieli J., Varin C., Turetta C., Cozzi G., Boutron C., and Barbante C. (2013). Halogen species record Antarctic sea ice extent over glacial-interglacial periods. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13, 6623–6635. Spolaor A., Vallelonga P., Cozzi G., Gabrieli J., Varin C., Kehrwald N., Zennaro P., Boutron C., and Barbante C. (2013). Iron speciation in aerosol dust influences iron bioavailability over glacial-interglacial timescales. Geophysical Research Letters 40, 1618–1623. Cattelan M., Varin C., and Firth D. (2013). Dynamic Bradley-Terry modelling of sport tournaments. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C 62 (1), 135–150. Masarotto G. and Varin C. (2012). The ranking lasso and its application to sport tournaments. Annals of Applied Statistics 4, 1949–1970. Masarotto G. and Varin C. (2012). Gaussian copula marginal regression. Electronic Journal of Statistics 6 (4), 1517–1549. Guolo A. and Varin C. (2012). The R package metaLik for likelihood inference in meta-analysis. Journal of Statistical Software 50 (7), 1–14. Varin C., Reid N., and Firth D. (2011). An overview of composite likelihood methods. Statistica Sinica 21 (1), 5–42. Lupi P., Manenti F.M., Scialà A., and Varin C. (2011). On the assessment of regulators’ efficiency. An application to european telecommunications. Info 13 (1), 61–73. Varin C. and Czado, C. (2010). A mixed autoregressive probit model for ordinal longitudinal data. Biostatistics 11 (1), 127–138. Varin C. and Vidoni P. (2009). Pairwise likelihood inference for general state space models. Econometric Reviews 28 (1-3), 170–185. Varin C. (2008). On composite marginal likelihoods. Advances in Statistical Analysis 92 (1), 1–28. Hjort N.L. and Varin C. (2008). ML, PL and QL in Markov chain models. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 35 (1), 64–82. Varin C. and Vidoni P. (2006). Pairwise likelihood inference for ordinal categorical time series. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 51 (4), 2365–2373. Varin C. and Vidoni P. (2005). A note on composite likelihood inference and model selection. Biometrika 92 (3), 519–528. Bellio R. and Varin C. (2005). A pairwise likelihood approach to generalized linear models with crossed random effects. Statistical Modelling 5 (3), 217–227. Varin C., Høst G., and Skare Ø. (2005). Pairwise likelihood inference in spatial generalized linear mixed models. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 49 (4), 1173–1191. 5 Cristiano Varin Book Chapters Cattelan M. and Varin C. (2013). A model for correlated paired comparison data. In Advances in Theoretical and Applied Statistics, N. Torelli, F. Pesarin and A. Bar-Hen (Eds.), Springer, 167–176. Bhat C., Varin C., and Ferdous N. (2010). A comparison of the maximum simulated likelihood and composite marginal likelihood estimation approaches in the context of the multivariate ordered response model. In Advances in Econometrics Volume 26: Maximum Simulated Likelihood Methods and Applications. C. Hill and W. Greene Eds., 65–106. Peer-reviewed Proceedings Cattelan M. and Varin C. (2013). Marginal modeling of dependent paired comparison data. Proceedings of the 28th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, 529–532. Palermo, July 8-12, 2013. Cattelan M. and Varin C. (2013). Models for dependent paired comparison data. Proceedings of the 18th European Young Statisticians Meeting. Osijek, August 26-30, 2013. Varin C. and Guolo, A. (2012). Marginal beta regression for time series analysis. Proceedings of the 27th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, 357–362. Praha, July 16-20, 2012. Cattelan M. and Varin C. (2011). A Thurstonian model for ranking scientific journals, Proceedings S.Co. 2011: 7th Conference on Statistical Computation and Complex Systems. Padova, September 19-21, 2011. Cattelan M. and Varin C. (2011). Hybrid pairwise likelihood analysis of Thurstone-Mosteller models. Proceedings CLADAG 2011: 8th Scientific Meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society. Pavia, September 7-9, 2011. Cattelan M. and Varin C. (2010). A model for correlated paired comparison data. Proceedings of the 45th Scientific Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society. Padova, June 16-18, 2010. Varin C. and Czado C. (2007). Pairwise likelihood inference in dynamic models for longitudinal ordinal outcomes. Proceedings of the 22nd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling. Barcelona, July 2-6, 2007. Varin C. and Czado C. (2006). On the statistical analysis of ordinal categorical time series with application to migraine severity. Proceedings of the Conference Statistical Latent Variables Models in the Health Sciences. Perugia, September 6-8, 2006. Bellio R. and Varin C. (2004). Pairwise likelihood for generalized linear models with crossed random effects. Proceedings of the 19th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling. Firenze, July 4-8, 2004. Submitted Papers Falchi A., Varin C., Toscano G., and Zendri E. (2014). Statistical analysis of the physical properties and durability of water-repellent mortars made with limestone cement, natural hydraulic lime and pozzolana-lime Guolo A. and Varin C. (2014). Random-effects meta-analysis: The number of studies matters. Valotto G. and Varin C. (2014). Statistical Characterization of Aircraft NOx Emissions: The Case of the Venice International Airport. Parolini B., Adelman R.A., Zofia M., Saad I., Ducournau D., Varin C., and Guolo A. (2014). Factors affecting the Outcome of Macular Hole Surgery: The European VitreoRetinal Society Macular Hole Study Report Number 1. 6 Cristiano Varin Published Software Guolo A. and Varin C. (2011). metaLik: Likelihood inference in meta-analysis and meta-regression models. R package published on CRAN at http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ metaLik. Masarotto G. and Varin C. (2011). gcmr: Gaussian copula marginal Regression. R package published on CRAN at http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/gcmr. Talks Invited Conference Talks May 2013 The ranking lasso i-like Workshop, University of Warwick Sep 2012 Composite likelihoods: An overview with emphasis on biostatistics GDR Statistique & Santé, ENSAI Rennes Sep 2011 Hybrid pairwise likelihood analysis of Thurstone-Mosteller models 8th Scientific Meeting CLADAG, University of Pavia Aug 2010 An overview of composite likelihood methods 73rd Annual Meeting IMS, University of Gothenburg Sep 2010 An overview of composite likelihood methods Royal Statistical Society Conference 2010, Brighton Jul 2009 An overview of composite likelihood methods Workshop on Spatial Extremes and Applications, EPFL Lausanne Sep 2006 Gumbel Lecture 2006: On composite marginal likelihood inference for hierarchical models Annual Meeting of the German Statistical Society, Dresden Invited Conference Discussions Mar 2013 Comparing and selecting spatial predictors using local criteria N.Cressie’s talk at the “Workshop on Recent Advances in Statistical Inference: Theory and Case Studies”, University of Padova Jul 2010 Regression models for longitudinal multivariate and discrete data SIS 2010 Conference, University of Padova Sep 2007 Likelihood-based inference for complex statistical models S.Co. 2007 Conference, Ca’ Foscari University Invited Research Seminars May 2013 The ranking lasso Vienna University Economics and Business Oct 2012 Gaussian copula marginal regression CenStat, Hasselt University May 2011 Gaussian dependence models for marginal regression Department of Statistics, University of Toronto Jun 2011 An overview of composite likelihood methods Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen Nov 2010 Gaussian dependence models for non-Gaussian regression 7 Cristiano Varin Department of Economics and Business, University Pompeu Fabra Apr 2009 Composite likelihood methods Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo Mar 2009 Marginal regression models with stationary time series errors Department of Statistics, University of Warwick Jul 2008 Gaussian autoregressive moving average copula models MAP5, Paris Descartes University Feb 2007 Composite likelihood methods in Markov chain models MAP5, Paris Descartes University Jun 2006 Composite likelihood methods in Markov chain models Department of Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich May 2006 Composite likelihoods methods for temporal and spatial data Dept. Economics and Finance, University Rome “Tor Vergata” Jan 2006 Composite marginal likelihood inference Institute of Mathematics, EPFL Lausanne Jan 2006 Composite marginal likelihood inference Department of Statistics, Ca’ Foscari University Sep 2005 Composite marginal likelihood inference Department of Statistics, University of Warwick Dec 2004 Marginal composite likelihood inference in GLMMs Dept. Economics, Finance, and Statistics, University of Perugia Feb 2003 Pairwise likelihood inference in spatial GLMMs Department of Statistics, University of Udine Contributed Conference Talks Jul 2012 Marginal beta regression for time series analysis 27th IWSM, Prague Apr 2012 Overview of composite likelihood methods 2nd Workshop Composite Likelihood Methods, BIRS Aug 2011 Gaussian copula regression using R UseR! 2011 Conference, University of Warwick May 2011 The ranking lasso Workshop PRIN, University of Verona Sep 2009 Hierarchical modelling of adult age-at-death in Paleodemography RSS 2009 Conference, University of Edinburgh Sep 2008 Composite likelihood analysis of mixed autoregressive probit models Workshop Composite Likelihood Methods, University of Warwick May 2009 Marginal regression models with correlated normal errors Workshop PRIN, Cagliari Jun 2008 Gaussian autoregressive moving average copula models Workshop PRIN, Udine Jul 2007 Pairwise likelihood inference for longitudinal ordinal outcomes 27th IWSM, Barcelona May 2007 On composite marginal likelihoods Workshop PRIN, Venezia Mar 2007 Pairwise likelihood analysis of migraine severity diaries Statistics under one Umbrella, Bielefeld University 8 Cristiano Varin Sep 2006 Statistical analysis of ordinal categorical time series Statistical Latent Variables Models in Health Sciences, Perugia Apr 2006 Pairwise likelihood inference for time series models Italian Meeting on Time Series Analysis, Villa Mondragone May 2006 Composite likelihood methods in Markov chain models Workshop PRIN, Venezia Oct 2005 Composite likelihood inference for ordinal categorical time series World Conference CSDA, Amathus Hotel, Limassol Sep 2005 Composite marginal likelihood inference EMS summer school, University of Warwick Jul 2005 Pairwise likelihood inference for state space models European Meeting of Statisticians, University of Oslo Sep 2004 Pairwise likelihood inference for non-linear state space models Workshop on Time Series Analysis and Signal Extraction, Udine Jul 2004 A pairwise likelihood approach to GLMMs 19th IWSM, Firenze Feb 2004 Reconstruction of Marghera soil using compositional data Workshop GRASPA, Bergamo Nov 2003 Inference and model selection using composite likelihoods Workshop PRIN, Padova Jun 2003 Pairwise likelihood inference in spatial GLMMs SPRUCE Conference, Lunds University Jan 2003 Pairwise likelihood inference for spatial GLMMs Workshop in memory of A.C. Capelo, Padova Jun 2002 A pairwise framework for geostatistics TIES Conference, Genova Dec 2001 Generalized linear mixed models for remote sensing applications Workshop GRASPA, Padova Service to Profession Editorial Activity 2014 2013 – 2016 Guest Associate Editor Statistica Sinica Associate Editor Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C Referee Journals Annals of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics; Annals of Applied Statistics; Behavior Research Methods; Bernoulli; Biometrics; Biometrika; Biostatistics; Canadian Journal of Statistics; Computational Statistics; Computational Statistics and Data Analysis; Communication in Statistics - Simulation and Computation; Environmentrics; Foundations and Trends in Econometrics; Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics; Journal of Multivariate Analysis; Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference; Journal of the American Statistical Association; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C; Journal of Statistical Software; Metron; Psycometrika; Soil Research; Stat; Statistical Methods and Applications; Statistical Papers; Statistica Sinica; Statistics and Computing; Statistics in Medicine; Transportmetrika 9 Cristiano Varin Books Proceedings Advances in Econometrics; Copulae in Mathematical and Quantitative Finance; Proceedings Conference of the Italian Statistical Society; Proceedings S.Co. Conference Research Projects Athens University of Economics and Business; Ministero dell’Università, Istruzione e Ricerca; Norwegian Council of Research Scientific Committees Dec 2013 Member Assessment Committee PhD in Environmental Sciences, Ca’ Foscari University Sep 2013 Member Assessment Committee PhD in Statistics, Aarhus University Apr 2013 Member Assessment Committee PhD in Statistics, University of Padova Apr 2012 Member Scientific Committee Second Workshop on Composite Likelihood Methods, Banff International Research Center Apr 2010 Member Assessment Committee PhD in Statistics, University of Padova Apr 2008 Member Scientific Committee Workshop on Composite Likelihood Methods, University of Warwick Teaching PhD level Ca’ Foscari University, PhD in Management Sciences: Preparatory Probability (2014-15) Statistics for management studies (2014-15) Ca’ Foscari University, PhD in Environmental Sciences: Applied statistics and geostatistics for environmental sciences (2012-13) Introduction to geostatistics (2011-12, joint with C. Gaetan) Ca’ Foscari University, PhD in Economics: Time series analysis (2009-10) University Rome Sapienza, PhD in Statistics: Likelihood: Estensions and modifications (short course 2013-14) University Milan Bicocca, PhD in Statistics: Likelihood: Estensions and modifications (short course 2012-13) Undergraduate Ca’ Foscari University, DAIS: Applied Statistics (2014-15) Ca’ Foscari University, Department of Management: Data analysis for business decisions (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15) Statistics 1 (2010-11, 2011-12) Ca’ Foscari University, Faculty of Economics: Statistics 1 (2009-2011) Statistical quality control (2008-09, 2009-10) Statistical modelling 2 (2007-08) Statistical laboratory with R (2006-07) University of Udine, Interfaculty Course in Biotechnology: Statistics 2 (2005-06, 2006-07) University of Udine, Faculty of Veterinary: Applied statistics for experimental and technological research (2003-04) Exercise Lessons Ca’ Foscari University, Department of Management: 10 Cristiano Varin Statistics 1 (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) Statistics 2 (2010-11, 2013-14) Methodological statistics (2011-12) Ca’ Foscari University, Faculty of Economics: Statistical modelling 1 (2008-09) Statistical modelling 2 (2008-09) Statistics 1 (2006-07) Statistics 2 (2003-04, 2006-07) Computational statistics (2006-07) University of Padova, Faculty of Economis: Financial time series – advanced course (2004-05, 2005-06) University of Padova, Faculty of Statistics: Basic statistics (2001-02, 2002-03) Probability (1999-2000, 2000-01) University of Udine, Faculty of Mathematical, Phisical and Natural Sciences: Applied statistics (2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06) High School Laboratories Liceo G. Berto, Mogliano Veneto: Influenza surveillance with Google (2013-14) Liceo L. Da Vinci, Treviso: Does your mp3 player really play songs at random? (2011-12) Introduzione alla probabilità (2011-12) Istituto G.A. Farina, Vicenza: A brief introduction to statistical inference (2010-11) University Administration 2013 – Member Faculty Board PhD Science and Management of Climate Change, Ca’ Foscari University 2012 – Dean Delegate for DAIS Communication, Ca’ Foscari University 2012 – Member Teaching Committee Bachelor in Statistics, Ca’ Foscari University 2012 – 2014 Member DAIS Research Funds Committee, Ca’ Foscari University 2011 – Member DAIS Research Committee, Ca’ Foscari University 2011 Member Research Funds Committee, Dept. of Statistics, Ca’ Foscari University

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