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Contact data

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Via Monte Generoso, 71 - 21100 Varese - Italy
Tel: +39 (0)332 395532
Fax: +39 (0)332 395509
E-mail: antonietta.mira@uninsubria.it

 

Biography

Born in Pavia, Italy, 1967.
- Degree in Economics, Summa cum Laude, University of Pavia, Italy, 1991.
- Doctorate in Methodological Statistics, University of Trento, Italy, 1995.
- Master of Science in Statistics, University of Minnesota, MN, USA 1996.
- Philosophy Doctorate in Statistics, University of Minnesota, MN, USA, 1998.
- Assistant Professor in Statistics, University of Insubria, since 1994.
- Current position: Associate Professor in Statistics, University of Insubria, since 2000.

 

Qualifications and awards

L.J. Savage Thesis Award 1998 for an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of Bayesian Econometrics and Statistics (for information about the award see: www.stat.duke.edu/sites/savage.html

Dissertation Fellowship, 1997/98, University of Minnesota

Research Assistantship, University of Minnesota. Supported by the National Science Foundation

1991 AIESEC Award for the best dissertation in quantitative methods, University of Pavia, Italy

 

Research interests

- Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods and their efficiency
- Computational Statistics
- Metropolis-Hastings algorithms
- Perfect simulation; Slice Sampler
- Bayesian analysis; decision making with prior information
- Nonparametric Bayesian Change Point Problems
- Asymptotic convergence; measure of skewness; tests for symmetry

 

Teaching experience and appointments

Undergraduate and graduate courses in introductory and advanced statistics (both classical and Bayesian approach) at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

Masters and Doctoral courses in introductory and advanced statistics at the USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana), Lugano, Switzerland

Doctoral courses in computational statistics at the Università L. Bocconi, Milano, Italy

Master course in probability and statistics at the University of Pavia, IUSS (Institute of Advanced Studies) for the Master in Complexity and its interdisciplinary applications

Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the second joint IMS-ISBA world conference

Member of the Scientific Committee of the International University M.Sc. Degree in Complexity and its interdisciplinary applications

 

Representative  publications

All publications are in English.

A. Mira and S. Petrone Bayesian hierarchical nonparametric inference for change point problems
1996, Bayesian Statistics 5 , pp. 693-703

R. Bellazzi, C. Larizza, A. Riva, A. Mira and S. Fiocchi Distribuited intelligent data analysis in diabetic patients management

1996 , Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association , pp. 194 - 198

L. Tierney and A. Mira Some adaptive Monte Carlo methods for Bayesian inference
Statistics in Medicine, 1999, 18, pp. 2507-2515

A. Mira and C.J. Geyer On non-reversible Markov chains
Fields Institute Communications Volume 26: Monte Carlo Methods
2000, pp. 93-108 Providence , RI : American Mathematical Society, N. Madras (Ed.)

A. Mira Distribution-free test for symmetry based on Bonferroni's measure 1999, Journal of Applied Statistics , V. 26, No. 8, pp. 959 - 971

A. Mira Ordering and improving the performance of Monte Carlo Markov chains Statistical Science, 2001, Vol. 16, n. 4, pp. 340-350

A. Mira and P.J. Green Invited discussion of `The art of data augmentation' by David A. van Dyk and Xiao-Li Meng Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2001, Vol 10:1, pp. 94 - 98

P. J. Green and A. Mira Delayed Rejection in Reversible Jump Metropolis-Hastings Biometrika , 2001 - vol 88, no. 3

A. Mira On Metropolis-Hastings algorithms with delayed rejection Metron, 2001, Vol. LIX, n. 3-4, pp. 231-241

A. Mira, J. Møller and G. O. Roberts Perfect Slice Sampler
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Ser. B , volume 63 (2001), part 3, pp. 593 - 606

A. Mira e G. Nicholls, Bridge estimation of the probability density at a point, Statistica Sinica, Vol. 14, N. 2, pp. 603-612

A. Mira, Efficiency of finite state space Monte Carlo Markov chains, Statistics & Probability Letters, 2001, Vol. 54:4, pp. 405-411

A. Mira e L. Tierney, Efficiency and Convergence Properties of Slice Samplers. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 2002, Vol. 29:1, pp. 1-12

D. Bressanini, A. Morosi, S. Tarasco e A. Mira, Delayed Rejection Variational Monte Carlo, Journal of Chemical Physics, 2004, Vol. 121, n. 8, pp. 3446-3451

A. Mira e G. Roberts, Invited discussion of `Slice sampling' by R. Neal, Annals of Statistics, 2003, Vol. 31:3, pp. 705-767

A. Mira Efficiency increasing and stationarity preserving probability mass transfers for MCMC
Statistics and Probability Letters ,  2001, Vol. 54:4, pp. 405-411

A. Mira and L. Tierney On the use of auxiliary variables in Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling
Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 2002, Vol. 29:1, pp. 1-12

A. Mira and D. Sargent A new strategy for speeding Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms
Statistical Methods & Applications, 2003, Vol. 1:12, pp. 49-60

A. Mira and G. Roberts Invited discussion of `Slice sampling' by R. Neal Annals of Statistics 2003, Vol. 31:3, pp. 705-767

A. Mira and G. Nicholls Bridge estimation of the probability density at a point Statistica Sinica 2004, Volume 14, Number 2, pp. 603-612

D. Bressanini, A. Morosi, S. Tarasco and A. Mira Delayed Rejection Variational Monte Carlo Journal of Chemical Physic 2004, Vol. 121, n. 8, pp. 3446-3451

A. Mira MCMC methods to estimate Bayesian parametric models Handbook of Statistics Vol 25. "Bayesian Statistics: Modelling and Computation", D.K. Dey and C.R. Rao Ed. 2005, pp. 419-439

F. Audrino, G. Barone-Adesi and A. Mira The stability of factor models of interest rates

 

 

 
 
   
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