Full Name
Manuele Leonelli
IE University
Speaker Bio
Manuele Leonelli is an Assistant Professor in the School of Human Sciences and Technology at IE University. He obtained a PhD in Statistics from the University of Warwick in 2015 under the supervision of Jim Q. Smith. He then won a CAPES post-doctoral fellowship working at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, under the direction of Dani Gamerman. Before joining IE University, he was a Lecturer in Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Glasgow. Manuele’s research focuses on probabilistic graphical models for decision-making under uncertainty and inference over extreme values, with a focus on approximated inferential algorithms within the Bayesian paradigm. His PhD thesis “Bayesian decision support in complex systems: an algebraic and graphical approach,” won the John Copas Prize for the best PhD Thesis in Statistics at the University of Warwick in 2015. Manuele has been recently appointed as editor of Bernoulli News.