Seminario: "The path towards Trusted Smart Statistics: a reflection on the evolution of Official Statistics in the datafied world"

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16/11/2018 - 15:00
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16/11/2018 - 18:00
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Relatore: dott. Fabio Ricciato - EUROSTAT Task Force on Big Data



The talk sketches an evolutionary perspective of the production process of Official Statistics in the context of an increasingly "datafied" world,  highlighting the main opportunities and key challenges that are associated with the exploitation of novel so-called "big data" sources held in the private sector and/or by citizens. The concept of "Trusted Smart Statistics" is introduced and explained along with related requirements, design principles and preliminary ideas for a general reference architecture. 

An important prospective role is played by technologies  enabling cross-domain processing of confidential data sources that do not require cross-domain data sharing, e.g. Secure Multi-Party Computation and Trusted Hardware. 

The goal of the talk is not to report on conclusive results, but rather open a window on work-in-progress activity within EUROSTAT, inspire  and stimulate further reflection by the participants.

The talk is intended for a wide general audience. Students, academics and professionals dealing with "data" (analysis, governance) and "computations" are welcome to attend. No particular technical background is required. Just bring your curiosity.  


Short Biography

Fabio Ricciato received a Laurea in Electrical Engineering (1999) and PhD in Information and Communication Technologies (2003) from University La Sapienza, Italy.  In 2004 he joined the Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW), Austria, first as Senior Researcher and then as Key Researcher. Between 2007-2013 he served as Assistant Professor at the University of Salento, Italy, teaching the courses of ``Telecommunication Systems" and "Fundamentals of Communications". Later he served as Head of Business Unit “Dynamic Transportation Systems” at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Vienna. Between 2015-2017 he held a professorship at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In January 2018 Fabio joined the European Commission as member of the EUROSTAT Task Force on Big Data. His current interests revolve around the modernisation of official statistics, privacy-preserving approaches to cross-domain data analytics and analysis of mobile network data for official statistics.  


Campus centrale Università degli Studi di Trieste

Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze

Edificio H2bis - Aula 3B


prof. Nicola Torelli - DEAMS Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Aziendali, Matematiche e Statistiche

Ultimo aggiornamento: 09-11-2018 - 10:24