Dr. Monia Ranalli's research interests include finite mixture models,composite likelihood methods, application of statistics to spatial data, social sciences and genomics. She earned her doctorate in Statistics from Sapienza's Department of Statistics in December 2014. In 2014 she was as at Penn State University as a visiting scholar under the supervision of Prof. Bruce Lindsay. In 2015 she was a Post-Doc at Penn State's Department of Statistics. She taught in USA and Italy at different course levels.