Full Professor at the Department of Decision Sciences of Bocconi University, and director of the SDA Management Science Lab. He is the director of the new Bachelor in Economics, Management and Computer Science of Bocconi University. He has been director of the ELEUSI Research Center from 2008 to 2012. He holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with specialization in Probabilistic Risk Assessment, conducted under the supervision of Prof. George Apostolakis. He has won several national and international awards, among which the prestigious “2015 IBM Faculty Award”, the honorary memberships of “, The Scientific Research Society of North America” and of “The Honorary Society of the American Nuclear Society.” He has been awarded the “McCormack fellowship of the Westinghouse Corporation,” in 1999. He has also won the “2014 Best Paper Award” of Risk Analysis and several excellence in refereeing awards by journals such as Risk Analysis, the European Journal of Operational Research, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Applied Mathematical Modelling, and Environmental Modelling &Software. He has won the Excellency in Research award of Bocconi University in 2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014.
He is a member of the Council of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS and since 2013 he is the Chair of the Committee on Uncertainty Analysis of the European Safety and Reliability Association.
He has been invited as a panel member in the evaluation of research projects by the European Research Council (Advanced Grants), by NORDFORSK, the consortium of the Nordic European Countries, by the Research Councils of Norway, Portugal and Italy.
He is co-editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Operational Research. He is also a member of the editorial boards of Risk Analysis, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, the Journal of Business Logistics, the International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research, The International Journal of Risk Management. He has published more than 100 scientific articles, with works appeared in journals such as Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B, Management Science, Operations Research, Risk Analysis, European Journal of Operational Research, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Environmental Modelling & Software, International Journal of Production Economics, etc..
His research interests concern quantitative methods for Business Analytics, Decision Analysis and Risk Analysis. He has taught and held seminars at several national and international universities. He has collaborated in numerous national and international research programs with among others, Electricité de France, Fitch Ratings (USA), the US Department of Energy (USA), the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (Ispra), the US Idaho National Laboratory.
He has introduced several mathematical techniques, especially in the field of sensitivity analysis of complex computer codes, such as the differential importance measure, and the class of moment independent global sensitivity methods that comprise Borgonovo’s-ð and several others. Since 2002, the differential importance measure is inserted in NASA’s “Probabilistic Risk Assessment Procedures Guide for NASA Managers and Practitioners.”