Biographical notes 2009
Stefano Tarantola is a scientific officer at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre with an MSc in Engineering and a PhD in Science and Technologies for Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan. He conducts methodological work in the field of statistical indicators and composite indicators for EU policy making. He has experience in systems analysis, modelling and in methods to perform robustness analysis of decision processes to policy assumptions. He combines sensitivity analysis and participatory methods for the assessment of the robustness of composite indicators and develops methodologies for sensitivity analysis. He is the author of papers in the peer-reviewed literature, co-author of four books on uncertainty and sensitivity analysis and of a handbook on composite indicators development with the OECD.
Massimiliano Mascherini is a scientific officer at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre with a PhD in Applied Statistics at the University of Florence. He is a member of several international statistical societies. He has been visiting fellow at the University of Sydney (Australia) and at Aalborg University (Denmark). His main research interests focus on composite indicators and probabilistic networks. Over the last years he produced a steady flow of publications on applied statistics and composite indicators in international journals such as Social Indicator Research and Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.