• Visiting Scholars


    This program offers younger and senior scholars the opportunity to undertake a period of 3 months of research in the field of Statistics and Financial Mathematics at Milano-Bicocca University, in the Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods. Scholars are expected to hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) and vividly contribute to the Department research. Successful applicants join researchers at DISMEQ, and are expected to be full-time at the Department to contribute scientifically to its developments. The selection criteria include academic training, quality of research proposal, depth of subject knowledge, originality of the proposal as well as feasibility of conducting the research at Milano-Bicocca and match with a DISMEQ faculty member. Scholars are provided with a monthly stipend and individual medical insurance coverage. A limited number of fellowships (covering accommodation and travel costs) may be assigned. The amount of each fellowship depends on the candidate’s curriculum and on the available budget.

    Application Procedure

    Interested candidates must submit their applications to visiting.dismeq@unimib.it. Applications should include a CV, a brief (half page) research proposal and the indication about the requested period of stay at the Department. Uncompleted applications will not be considered.


Application Period: September 1st – February 1st


    Incoming Scholars

    Daniel Altman,  August 2015-June 2017
    Daniel Altman, MD, PhD, is an associate professor at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and a board certified senior consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology. His clinical and scientific work focuses mainly on urogynecology (female urology) and he is clinically active at the cross-disciplinary Stockholm Urogynecological Clinic which he co-founded in 2012. At present he is working on several epidemiological register-based studies and clinical trials.

    Hongwei Zhao,  May 2 – May 25th, 2016
    Dr. Hongwei Zhao is currently a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University. Previously, she was an Associate Professor at University of Rochester. Dr. Zhao has collaborated extensively with many researchers from different fields such as Community Medicine, Neurology, Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases. Her main research interests are survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis and causal inference. She has made significant contribution in the area of estimating quality-adjusted survival time and medical costs analyses with censored data. Dr. Zhao holds a PhD and a MS in Biostatistics from Harvard School of Public Health.
    Edoardo Botteri, Visiting PhD student, June 2016 – now

    Edoardo Botteri  holds a PhD in Medical Statistics from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Italy. Since 2014 he is based in Oslo, where he works at the he Cancer Registry of Norway, Department of Bowel Cancer Screening, and at the National Advisory Unit for Women’s Health, Oslo University Hospital​, where he investigates the effect of various medicaments on the risk of cancer and cancer prognosis. He also collaborates with the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon in the identification of risk factors for cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort. ​

    Francesca Ghilotti, Visiting PhD student, June 2016 – now
    Francesca Ghilotti is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, co-supervised by Dr. Bellocco.  Currently she is working on her thesis titled “Infections and lifestyle – a translational approach from laboratory data to epidemiology and back” where she aims to investigate the factors that play an important role in the spread of infections with a particular interest in the role of obesity, physical activity and sleep. She obtained a M.Sc. in Biostatistics at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2015.