Professor of Statistics at the University of Pavia, where he teaches Statistics and Data Science (Department of Economics) and coordinates the Phd programme in Financial Technology (Department of Computer Engineering). Academic supervisor of about 160 Master's students and of 12 Phd students, currently working in the financial industry, in IT/consulting companies or as academic researchers.
Author of many scientific publications, about Multivariate statistics, Network models, Risk management, and their application to Finance and FINancial TECHnologies., with an h-index of 15 (Scopus) and of 25 (Google scholar).Director of the University of Pavia Fintech laboratory (formerly Data Mining laboratory) which, since 2001, carries out research, training and consulting projects, for leading institutions such as the European Commission, the Bank for International Settlements, the Asian Development Bank Institute, the Italian Banking Association, Credito Valtellinese, Cariplo Foundation, Intesa SanPaolo, Unicredit, BancoBPM, UBI, MPS, Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Mediolanum, Nexi, Neoexperience, Sirti, RMS,Accenture, KPMG, Mediaset, Mondadori, SAS Institute, Sky.
Board of Directors member of the Credito Valtellinese Banking Group; Research fellow at the University College London center for Blockchain technologies; Research fellow at the Bank for International Settlements, Basel; Chief Editor of "Artificial Intelligence in Finance", Frontiers; Associate Editor of “Digital Finance”, Springer. Honorary member of the Association of the Italian Financial Industry Risk Managers; Member of the scientific committee of Assofintech.