was born in San Donà di Piave, Italy, on April 21, 1951, earned his degree in Statistics and Economics summa cum laude on 31.3.1978 at University of Padua, Italy. From 1978 until 1980 he obtained research grants at Istituto di Statistica, Università Cattolica S.C. of Milan. From 1981 until 1987 he was assistant professor in Statistics at the Facoltà di Economia e Commercio dell’Università Cattolica S.C. of Milan. From 1.10.1987 until 31.10.1994 he was associate professor in Statistics at the Facoltà di Scienze Statistiche of the University of Padua. From 1.11.1994 until 31.10.1997 he was professor in Statistics (Straordinario) at the Facoltà di Economia of the University of Udine. Since 1.11.1997 he is full professor in Statistics (Ordinario) at the Facoltà di Scienze Politiche and member of the Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Padua.
SCIENTIFIC MEMBERSHIPS, SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES:
Principal Investigator of a three years project (6/2008-5/2011): “Innovations Diffusion Processes: Differential Methods, Agent-Based Frameworks and Forecasting Methods”, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo; Progetti di Eccellenza 2007-2008; Local coordinator of research projects MIUR 1995, 1996, 1998-99 within Design of Experiments topics (national coordinators: prof. U. Magagnoli and prof. A. Giovagnoli); Member of Italian Statistical Society (S.I.S) since 1979; co-founder-member of ASPO-Italia (Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas); Referee: Statistica Applicata, Metron, Biometrika, Journal of the Italian Statistical Society, Statistical Methods and Applications, Energy economics, Energy policy; Member of the Advisory Board of Dottorato di Ricerca in Statistica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali of Padua; Council member of the “Centro Studi G. Levi-Cases di Economia e tecnica dell’Energia”, University of Padua.