Eugenio Regazzini was born at Cremona on the 12th of August 1946, and took his degree in 1969 at the University
Bocconi of Milano. At the present time, he is full professor in Probability and Mathematical Statistics within the Science Faculty of the University of Pavia, where he teaches both theory of probability and statistics at an undergraduate level, and various courses to postgraduate students. He moved to the University of Pavia from the Bocconi
University in 1998. He is head of the Department of Mathematics F. Casorati and member of the scientific and didactic board of the Ph.D program in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Pavia. In the period 1989-2001 he has been head of the CNR-IAMI (Istituto per le Applicazioni della Matematica e dell'Informatica
of the Italian Research Council) at Milano. He has been both national and local supervisor of several research programs
sponsored by the Italian Ministry for University and Research (M.I.U.R) and national supervisor of the C.N.R strategic project "Statistical Decisions (Theory and Applications)". For twelve years between 1989 and 2006, he served as member of the Scientific Board of the Italian Mathematical Union (U.M.I.). At the present time, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Research Section of the Bollettino U.M.I and of Decisions in Economics and Finance,
an official journal of the AMASES ( the Italian Association for the Applications of Mathematics to Social and Economic Sciences).
In 2007, he has been elected Fellow of the IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics) and, in 2001, Fellow of the "Istituto Lombardo - Accademia di Scienze e Lettere".
As to his didactic activity, he has held positions at the State Universities of Turin, Bologna and Milan, and at the University "L. Bocconi" at Milano: as assistant professor and lecturer from 1974 to 1980, professor from 1980. In 2001 he has been invited by the Stanford University, Department of Statistics, to deliver a series of lectures on Bayesian Statistics . A lot of Italian students completed their undergraduate studies and Ph.D's under the Regazzini supervision.
His research activity in Probability and Statistics focuses on the following topics: finitely additive probabilities, foundations of the Bayesian paradigm, exchangeability and partial exchangeability and their application to statistical inference, distribution of functionals of random probability measures, stochastic integration. In the last five years , he has extended his scientific interests to the probabilistic methods in mathematical physics; in particular, in the study of the asymptotic behavior of the solutions of equations, which are of interest for the kinetic theory of gases. He is author of more than 60 research papers -most of them published in leading journals in statistics and probability- and also of various lecture notes for his courses and of a certain number of papers
concerning both the history and the teaching of probability and statistics.
As a plenary invited speaker, he has participated to several international meetings, such as: the ISI Congress (Firenze, 1993); the Bernoulli Society EAPRC 2003 (Hong Kong, 2003); the meeting on “Analytical Methods in Number Theory, Probability and Mathematical Statistics (at the Steklov Institute in St Petersburg, 2005);
the meeting on de Finetti's Legacy in Probability Today (Rome, 2006); UMI Congress (Bari, 2007); various international conferences on Bayesian Nonparametric Methods (Rimini, 1996; Varenna, 1997; Reading, 1999; Ann Arbor, 2001; Roma, 2003. Finally, he has given a lot of seminars in many Italian and foreign university and research institutions.