He received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2013 from the University of Parma, Italy. In 2015 he was appointed as Researcher of Statistics in the University of Parma. He is author or coauthor of about 25 peer-reviewed scientific works, published in international journals. His research field are Bayesian robust regression and estimation, outlier detection in linear and generalized linear models and robust classification of functional data. He is part of the programmer's team of Flexible Statistics Data Analysis (FSDA) a MATLAB toolbox for robust statistics, regression and outlier detection. He has coding skills in MATLAB, R, STATA, SAS/IML and C#.