Frigessi webpage

From SFI

Jump to: navigation, search
   Professor Arnoldo Frigessi 
Statistics for Innovation - (sfi)²
University of Oslo
Department of Biostatistics
Institute of Basic Medical Research
PO BOX 1122 Blindern
N-0317 Oslo, Norway

NR - Norwegian Computing Centre
PO Box 114 Blindern
0314 Oslo, Norway

tel: +47 22852654   +47 22852654  
mobile: +47 95735574
fax: +47 22697660
email: frigessi "at"

This webpage:

I have also a webpage at the University of Oslo, where more details on projects and challenges can be found.
Here are the links to his research group and to his personal web page at the Faculty of Medicine

Arnoldo Frigessi was born in Italy in 1959 and has a degree in mathematics from the University of Milano. He is professor in statistics at the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Oslo and is also affiliated with the Norwegian Computing Centre: Frigessi is the director of Statistics for Innovation, one of the Norwegian centres of excellence for research-based innovation, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Statistics for Innovation has a total budget of 5 mil Euros yearly and an affiliated group of more than 100 scientists. Previously, Frigessi worked at the University of Roma III and Venice, at the Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, also in Rome and at the Norwegian Computing Centre in Oslo. Frigessi has developed statistical methodology motivated by specific problems in science, technology, industry and society. He has designed stochastic models to study principles, dynamics and patterns of dependence of systems to be investigated or predicted. Inference is usually based on computationally intensive stochastic algorithms, like MCMC. Frigessi's research work has been geared towards Bayesian statistics, on both the methodological and applied side. Currently, he has research collaborations in genomics (cancer and psychiatric diseases mainly), veterinary infectious diseases, finance, insurance and climate research. Frigessi is an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters since 2008.

My current research interests include aspects of

  • Highly Structured Stochastic Systems - HSSS
  • Markov chain Monte Carlo methods;
  • Bayesian process-based modeling;
  • space and space-time models;
  • copulae, extreme value theory and its applications;
  • multiple comparisons and testing;
  • merging of complex data sets;
  • statistical genomics;
  • population dynamics

I am currently involved in applied research projects in the following areas:

  • genomics;
  • breast cancer, cervical cancer;
  • infections in salmon farming;
  • brain morphology and fMRI in schizophrenia;
  • antibiotics resistance bacteria;
  • mutltivariate financial data;
  • adaptation to climate change;
  • bioinformatics;
  • insurance;

A version of

with list of pulications is here.

Some of my papers can be downloaded from

My current PhD students are:

  • Hayat Mohammed, UiO, 2007-2011, Statistical Genomics. (Co-supervisor with Glad and Hjort)
  • Ragnhild Raastad, UiO, 2007-2012, Riskfactors for antibiotics resistance. (Co-supervision with Fredrik Müller)
  • Alessandro Ottavi, NTNU, 2008-2011, spatial statistics and climate (co-supervision with Håvard Rue)
  • Marissa LeBlanc, UiO, 2008-2013, Statistical methods for genetic association studies (co-supervision with Bettina Kulle and Ole Andreassen)
  • Ingrid Haff, UiO, 2009-2012, Pair-copula constructions of multiple dependence.(co-supervsions with Kjersti Aas and Ørnulf Borgan)
  • Halfdan Rydbeck, UiO, 2008-2011, Themes in bioinformatics, (co-supervsions with Ola Myckelbust, Eivind Hovig, Knut Liestøl)
  • Gudmund Horn Hermansen, UiO, 2008-2012, Nonparamteric space-time models (co-supervision with Nils L Hjort)
  • Dennis Linder, UiO, 2011-2015, Simulation of Life Course of Psoriases (co-supervision with Nico Keilman)
  • Øystein Sørensen, UiO, 2011-2015, Penalised regression with measurement error in genomics (co-supervision with Magne Thoresen)

My past PhD students are:

  • Paula Gonzaga de Sa', Université de Louvain, 1991-93, Approximated image restoration.
  • Fabio Divino, University of Florence, 1994-96, Penalised pseudolikelihood estimation with applications in spatial statistics.
  • Marco di Zio, University of Rome I, 1996-98, Wavelets: theory and applications.
  • Maria R. Sebastiani, University of Florence, 1996-98, Spatial models for the identification of local labour markets.
  • Håvard Rue, NTNU
  • Xeni Dimakos, University of Oslo, 1998-2000, Topics in computer intensive inference.
  • Sveinung Erland, NTNU Trondheim, 1999-2003, Adaptive MCMC. (co-supervision with Rue)
  • Turid Follestad, NTNU Trondheim, 1999-2003, Modelling in space and time. (co-supervision with Rue)
  • Inge Olsen, NTNU Trondheim, 2002-2006, population dynamics. (co-supervision with Rue)
  • Ida Scheel, UiO, 2004-2008, statistical genomics (co-supervision with Glad and Hjort).
  • Egil Ferkingstad, UiO, 2004-2008, causality in statistics with applications to genomics. (co-supervision with Aalen)
  • Ståle Nygåd, UiO, 2004-2008, statistical genomics. (co-supervision with Borgan and Aldrin)
  • Ragnar Nesvåg, UIO, 2004-2008, psychiatric disorders, genomics, MRI.(co-supervision with Agartz)
  • Glenn Lawyer, UiO, 2005-2008, neurocomputing, (co-supervision with Ingrid Agartz)
  • Hege Bøvelstad, UIO, 2006-2010, Statistical methodologies for prediction based on high dimensional genomic data. (Co-supervisor with Borgan and Liestøl)

(For some of these PhDs I did not have full responsability.)

My past postdocs are:

  • Angela Mariotto, Italian Research Council, 1990;
  • Laurent Younes, Italian Research Council, 1991;
  • Julian Stander, British Royal Society, 1992--93;
  • E. Clare Marschall, EU TMR Spatial and Computational Statistics, 1999-00;
  • Mark van de Wiel, EU TMR Spatial and Computational Statistics, 2001.
  • Bettina Kulle, NFR FUGE, Statistical genomics, 2005-2008.
  • Petter Mostad, NFR GeneStat, 2005-2006.
  • Egil Ferkingstad, NR, 2007-2009.
  • Ida Scheel, UiO, 2008-2011
  • Andrew Brown, UiO, 2009- 2011

30 maggio 2011. Forse oggi gli Italiani hanno mostrato di capire. Si può sperare per il futuro, forse. :-)

My family is Ingrid Glad, Simon and Ada.

Innovation Areas