Categorical Data Analysis & Friends

Celebrating Alan Agresti's Italian citizenship

18th September 2019

Villa Ruspoli - Aula rossa

Piazza Indipendenza 9, Florence

Welcome to the web page of the one-day workshop on CDA !

The workshop is aimed at celebrating Alan Agresti's Italian citizenship.

The meeting will be characterized by informal discussions and exchange of ideas among participants,  on hot topics and new challanges in Categorical Data Analysis & thereabouts


10:00 - 10:05


Monica Pratesi (SIS President) & Alessandra Petrucci (DiSIA Chair)

10:05 - 10:25

Adelchi Azzalini     

Sample selection models for discrete response variables: a proposal

10:25 - 10:45

Matilde Bini          

Does joining to groups or Facebook pages help students’ retention within the first university year?

10:45 - 11:05

Ralitza Gueorguieva  

Mixture models for repeatedly measured data

11:05 - 11:25

Elena Stanghellini    

On marginal and conditional parameters in logistic regression models




11:55 - 12:15

Francesco Bartolucci  

Conditional inference for binary/ordinal repeated observations: recent developments

12:15 - 12:35

Andrea Cerioli        

Benford’s law and the detection of frauds in international trade

12:35 - 12:55

Roberta Varriale      

Hidden Markov Models for labour statistics, the Italian case

12:55 - 13:15

Alan Agresti

Reminiscenses of Statistics Visits to Italy




14:30 - 14:50

Domenico Piccolo

Statistical models of voting probabilities on ordinal scales  (with Rosaria Simone)

14:50 - 15:10

Alessandra Brazzale  

The (Italian) renaissance of astrostatistics

15:10 - 15:30

Maria Iannario

Residuals and robust link functions for ordinal regression models (with Anna Clara Monti)

15:30 - 15:50

Alessandra Salvan  

Adjusted scores for regression models (with Euloge Clovis Kenne Paui e Nicola Sartori)   




16:10 - 16:30

Leonardo Grilli        

Evaluating the School Effect: Adjusting For Pre-Test or Using Gain Scores? (with Carla Rampichini)

16:30 - 16:50

Flavio Santi

Representation of covariate effects in trinomial logistic regression through ternary plots (with Maria Michela Dickson, Diego Giuliani e Giuseppe Espa)

16:50 - 17:10

Paolo Giudici

Bayesian statistics, Categorical data and Data Science

 17:10 - 17:25

Claudia Tarantola     

Expectations and priors

17:25 - 17:50

Discussion: Categorical data analysis in the era of the new data science



External gate from P.zza Indipendenza

Internal entrance from the garden

Conference pictures


Contact address: anna.gottard @