In 1995 he won the prize for the best PhD thesis in Statistics. From 2006 he is Full Professor of Statistics in the University of Parma. His research interests include robust Statistics (regression and multivariate), Time Series Econometrics (non-stationarity, structural changes), Statistical inference (asymptotic theory and model selection) and Software development. He co-authored two books about robust statistics published by Springer Verlag New York and edited international books of statistics published by Springer. He co-authored about 150 scientific publications, most of which have appeared in international peer reviewed Journals of Statistics. He is associate editor of the Journal Metron and he was guest editor of the Journals Statistical Methods and Application, Advanced in Data Analysis and Applications. From 2005 he is member of the steering committee of the ICORS (International Conference of Robust Statistics). He was involved in the scientific committee of more than 20 international conferences. He has been invited to give several plenary talks and to organize specialized sessions at many international scientific conferences. He has acted as principal investigator in about 10 projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Education and the National institute for Insurance against Workplace Accidents and Occupational Disease. Since 2012 he is Member of the board of the PhD programme in Statistics and Financial Mathematics of the University of Milan Bicocca.