RAFFAELLA PICCARRETA

RAFFAELLA PICCARRETA

Courses a.y. 2023/2024

For many years I taught Statistics in undergraduate programs. I also taught courses on coding, computational statistics, time series analysis, and sample design. 

I have been teaching the course on Data Analytics and Visualisation at EMIT MSc and before at CLEMIT since the beginning. I also teach one Phd course on Applied Data Analysis.

Since the a.y. 2022/2023 I am  the responsible of the course on Statistics (Undergraduate school, CLEAM, CLEF, BIEM, BIEF)


Biographical note

I am an Associate Professor of Statistics at Bocconi University, Milan. I hold a PhD in Statistics from the University of Trento.

I am a fellow of Dondena (Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy), of BIDSA (Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics) and of the CovidCrisis Lab (Laboratory for Coronavirus Crisis Research).

I am member of the SAA (Sequence Analysis Association), and one of the members of the Executive Committee of SAA.


Research interests

My work focuses on data analysis. Most of my research relates to the study of life course trajectories and events. I have a specific interest for Sequence Analysis, a technique aimed at identifying patterns in categorical longitudinal data, as well as for all the approaches to deal with this type of data.

Being very keen to cooperation, I coauthored a number of paper focused on different data. In particular, in 2020/2021 I worked on data on COVID-19.

I love coding, and on my Github page (https://github.com/raffaellapiccarreta) I upload some codes (not too many because I am very slow) related to my research and to my teaching activity. In particular, at the moment you find there the beta version of the package UBStats that I developed (together with Sergio Venturini) to simplify the application of basic stats using R/RStudio...  


Selected Publications

Trentini, Filippo; Marziano, Valentina; Guzzetta, Giorgio; Tirani, Marcello; Cereda, Danilo; Poletti, Piero; Piccarreta, Raffaella; Barone, Antonio; Preziosi, Giuseppe; Arduini, Fabio; Della Valle, Petra Giulia; Zanella, Alberto; Grosso, Francesca; Del Castillo, Gabriele; Castrofino, Ambra; Grasselli, Giacomo; Melegaro, Alessia; Piatti, Alessandra; Andreassi, Aida; Gramegna, Maria; Ajelli, Marco; Merler, Stefano
Pressure on the health-care system and intensive care utilization during the COVID-19 outbreak in the Lombardy region of Italy: a retrospective observational study in 43.538 hospitalized patients
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 2022

Merler Stefano; Ajelli Marco; Guzzetta Giorgio; Trentini Filippo; Marziano Valentina; Melegaro Alessia; Tirani Marcello; Cereda Danilo; Piccarreta Raffaella
Seroprevalence of and Risk Factors Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Health CareWorkers During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic in Italy
JAMA NETWORK OPEN, 2021

Murphy, Keefe; Murphy, T. Brendan; Piccarreta, Raffaella; Gormley, Claire I.
Clustering longitudinal life-course sequences using mixtures of exponential-distance models
JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY. SERIES A. STATISTICS IN SOCIETY, 2021

Maccheroni Carlo; Piccarreta Raffaella
Households’ changing structure and consumption: the effect of the economic crisis during the period 2008-2013
RIVISTA DI STATISTICA UFFICIALE, 2018

Piero Poletti; Marcello Tirani; Danilo Cereda; Filippo Trentini; Giorgio Guzzetta; Giuliana Sabatino; Valentina Marziano; Ambra Castrofino; Francesca Grosso; Gabriele Del Castillo; Raffaella Piccarreta; Aida Andreassi; Alessia Melegaro; Maria Gramegna; Marco Ajelli; Stefano Merler
Association of age with likelihood of developing symptoms and critical disease among close contacts exposed to patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in Italy
JAMA NETWORK OPEN, 2021

Piero Poletti; Marcello Tirani; Danilo Cereda; Filippo Trentini; Giorgio Guzzetta; Valentina Marziano; Sabrina Buoro; Simona Riboli; Lucia Crottogini; Raffaella Piccarreta; Alessandra Piatti; Giacomo Grasselli; Alessia Melegaro; Maria Gramegna; Marco Ajelli; Stefano Merler
Age-specific SARS-CoV-2 infection fatality ratio and associated risk factors, Italy, February to April 2020
EUROSURVEILLANCE, 2020

Venturini, Sergio; Piccarreta, Raffaella
A Bayesian approach for model-based clustering of several binary dissimilarity matrices: the dmbc package in R
JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL SOFTWARE, 2021

Wade, Sara; Piccarreta, Raffaella; Cremaschi, Andrea; Antoniano-Villalobos, Isadora
Colombian women's life patterns: a multivariate density regression approach
BAYESIAN ANALYSIS, 2022

Piccarreta, Raffaella; Studer, Matthias
Holistic analysis of the life course: methodological challenges and new perspectives
ADVANCES IN LIFE COURSE RESEARCH, 2019

Piccarreta, Raffaella; Struffolino, Emanuela
Identifying and qualifying deviant cases in clusters of sequences: the why and the how
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POPULATION, 2024