Fabrizio Ruggeri (President 2005-2006)

Fabrizio Ruggeri (B.Sc. University of Milano, M.Sc. Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D. Duke University) is currently Research Director at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technology of the Italian National Research Council (CNR IMATI) in Milano.

After graduation, Fabrizio has been working in the research centre at Alfa Romeo and then as a computer consultant. In the last twenty years he has been working for CNR and has spent long periods abroad, mainly in the USA. Fabrizio is interested in Bayesian statistics and its applications, mostly industrial ones. He is author of more than 100 papers, from peer-reviewed journals to scientific magazines. He is the editor of two books on Bayesian robustness, Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Statistics in Quality and Reliability, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry and Editor of the journal Bayesian Analysis. He has also a long teaching record, focussed on Master and Ph.D courses in the last decade.

Fabrizio has been member of many award and conference committees, being the BISP (Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Process) workshop and the ABS (Applied Bayesian Statistics) summer school the ones in which he is involved the most.

During his year as ENBIS President, he managed the transition of ENBIS from a partially supported (by a EU project, Pro-ENBIS, obtained by early ENBIS pioneers) to a self-supported organisation. Fabrizio tied the cooperation between ENBIS and other organisations (ISBIS, first); he launched the specialised Spring workshop (with a Data Mining workshop organised by Andrea Ahlemeyer-Stubbe, followed by the DEINDE07-ENBIS meeting the next year). He organised an ENBIS reliability workshop at the conference MMR2007 and a course on SPC by Anne De Frenne in Benin at SADA07. He promoted the timely preparation of the ENBIS Newsletter which, indeed, could have not been possible without the great efforts by the Editor, Irena Ograjensek. He had in mind an ENBIS which could provide services to its members, from a Funding Committee which should explore funding possibilities and put together research teams to educational activities, including the possibility for companies to get in touch with ENBIS and choose out of a "catalogue" possible courses of their interest. Fabrizio tried also to give impulse to local networks and
special interest groups.