Computer Science and Statistics

College of Arts and Sciences

Gavino Puggioni, Associate Professor and Head of Statistics

Contact Information

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

Telephone (401) 874-4388
Email gpuggioni@uri.edu
Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

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

Current Positions

July 2018 – Associate Professor
University of Rhode Island
Department of Computer Science and Statistics
College of the Environment and Life Sciences (joint appt.)
Kingston, RI
Sept 2017 – Head of Statistics
& Director
of Graduate Studies
University of Rhode Island
Department of Computer Science and Statistics
Kingston, RI

Previous Positions

2012 – 2018 Assistant Professor
University of Rhode Island
Department of Computer Science and Statistics
College of the Environment and Life Sciences
Kingston, RI
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

Research

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, medicine, spatial epidemiology, and finance.

Teaching

STA560 – Time Series Analysis (Fall 2014, 2016)
STA545 – Bayesian Statistics (Spring 2013, 2015, 2017)
STA550 – Ecological Statistics (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
STA515 – Spatial Data Analysis (Spring 2014, 2016, 2018)
STA460 – Introduction to Time Series Analysis (Fall 2017)
STA409 – Statistical Methods in Research I (Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
STA308 – Introductory Statistics (Spring 2018, Summer 2017, 2018)

 

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