Computer Science and Statistics

College of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor Gavino Puggioni

Contact Information

Office Tyler 246
Dept. of Computer Science and Statistics
Tyler Hall
9 Greenhouse Road, Suite 2
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, 02881

Telephone (401) 874-4388
Personal Webpage


2008 Ph.D. Duke University
Durham, NC
2007 M.S. Duke University
Durham, NC
2003 M.S. Bocconi University
Milan, Italy
2002 B.S. Bocconi University
Milan, Italy

Previous Positions

2009 – 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow Emory University
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Atlanta, GA
2008 – 2009 Research Associate University of North Carolina
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Chapel Hill, NC


My main area of research relates to methodology and application of modern Bayesian methods and MCMC algorithms. I am particularly interested in developing new methods for space-time models, stochastic differential equations, Bayesian nonparametrics, model averaging, and spatial point processes. Areas of applications I have worked on include environmental sciences, biology, spatial epidemiology, and finance.



  • STA409 – Statistical Methods in Research I (Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
  • STA545 – Bayesian Statistics (Spring 2013, Spring 2015)
  • STA550 – Ecological Statistics (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2014)
  • STA515 – Spatial Data Analysis (Spring 2014, Spring 2016)
  • STA592 – Time Series Analysis (Fall 2014, Fall 2016)


For more information about my research, teaching, publications, CV and more please visit my personal homepage:

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