Laurea in Economic and Social Sciences from Università Bocconi. PhD in Statistics, Università di Trento (1989).
Sonia Petrone is a Bocconi Full Professor in Statistics.
Previously she taught at Università di Pavia and Università dell'Insubria. She has been elected as the President 2014 of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) . She served as elected member of the Board of Directors of ISBA in 2002-2004 and 2008-2010. She is an elected member of the Council dell''Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), for 2011-2014. She is a co-editor of 'Bayesian Analysis'. She has conducted research in various universities and research Institutes, including Stanford University, Cornell University, the University of Washington, the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications - University of Minnesota, the Indian Statistical Institute, the Russian Academy of Science.
She has been in the scientific and organizing committee of several international conferences, including the series of workshops on Bayesian nonparametrics and Bayesian Inference for Stochastic Processes (BISP).
She obtained the award Indennità di eccellenza nella ricerca, Bocconi University, for 2002 and 2003, 2008 and 2009, and the Bocconi 'Research profile' aknowledgment for 2010-2012.
Bayesian inference (foundations, methodology, and applications). Bayesian nonparametric inference. Mixtures and latent variable models. State space models.
Fortini, S. and Petrone, S. (2011). Predictive construction of priors in Bayesian nonparametrics. Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics. To appear. Petris, G. and Petrone, S. (2011) State space models in R. Journal of Statistical Software. Wade, S., Mongelluzzo, S. and Petrone, S. (2010). Enriched conjugate priors for Bayesian nonparametric inference. Bayesian Analysis, 6, 359-386 . Petrone, S., Guindani, M. and Gelfand, A.E. (2009) "Hybrid Dirichlet mixture models for functional data", Journal Royal Statistical Society, Ser. B, 71, 755-782. Petris, G., Petrone, S. and Campagnoli, P. (2009) Dynamic linear models with R, Springer, N.Y. Trippa, L., Bulla, P. and Petrone, S. (2009) "Extended Bernstein prior via reinforced urn processes" (Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 2009). Petrone, S. and Veronese, P. "Feller operators and mixture priors in Bayesian nonparametrics", Statistica Sinica (2010, 20, 379-404). N.L.Hjort and Petrone, S. (2007) "Nonparametric quantile inference with Dirichlet processes", in: Advances in Statistical Modeling and Inference. Essays in Honor of Kjell A Doksum, V. Nair Ed., 463-492. A.E. Gelfand, M. Guindani and Petrone, S. (2007) "Bayesian nonparametric modelling for spatial data using Dirichlet processes" (with discussion), in:Bayesian Statistics 8, J.M. Bernardo, J.O. Berger, Dawid, A.P. and A.F.M. Smith Eds, Oxford University Press. Petrone, S. (2007) Discussion on "Approximating interval hypothesis: p-values and Bayes factors", by J. Russeau; in: Bayesian Statistics 8, J.M. Bernardo, J.O.Berger, Dawid, A.P. and A.F.M. Smith Eds., Oxford University Press. Petrone, S. (2003) "A predictive point of view on Bayesian nonparametrics"; in: Highly Structured Stochastic Systems, P. Green, N. Hjort and S. Richardson Eds,