# STEFANO M. IACUS

Stefano M. Iacus, PhD, is full professor of statistics (SECS-S01) at the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods, University of Milan. He has been a member of the *R Core Team* (1999-2014) for the development of the R statistical environment and now member of the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. He is also a co-founder of VOICES from the Blogs, a spinoff company of the University of Milan, specialised in Social Media and Big Data Analysis. Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo (JP); member of the SMAPP Global Network, New York University (USA); member of the *Institute of Social Media Data*, Waseda University (JP); member of the *Big Data Committee* of the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT).

His research interests include inference for stochastic processes, simulation, quantitative finance, computational statistics, causal inference, text mining, and sentiment analysis.

He is the **Director** of the **Data Science Lab**.