Prof. Dr. Paola Zuccolotto
University of Brescia, Department of Economics and Management
Paola Zuccolotto, Full Professor of Statistics at the University of Brescia, is the scientific director of the Big & Open Data Innovation Laboratory (BODaI-Lab), where she coordinates, with Marica Manisera, the international project Big Data Analytics in Sports (BDsports).
She carries out scientific research activity in the field of Statistical Science, both with a methodological and applied approach. She authored/co-authored several scientific articles in international journals and books, participated to many national and international conferences, also as organizer of specialized sessions, often on the topic of Sports Analytics. She regularly act as scientific reviewers for the world's most prestigious journals in the field of Statistics. She is the author, with Marica Manisera, of the book "Basketball Data Science" (2020), CRC Press.
She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Sports Sciences and is guest co-editor of special issues of international journals on Statistics in Sports.
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) delegated her, together with Marica Manisera, the task of revitalizing its Special Interest Group (SIG) on Sports Statistics.
She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of Statistics and is responsible, with Marica Manisera, for the scientific area dedicated to Sport Analytics at the PhD ``Analytics for Economics and Management" of the University of Brescia. She also teaches courses and seminars on Sports Analytics in University Masters on Sports Engineering and specialized training projects devoted to people operating in the sports world.
She regularly supervises students’ internships, final reports and master's theses on the subject of Statistics, often with applications to sport data. She also works in collaboration with high-school teachers, creating experimental educational projects to bring students closer to quantitative subjects through Sport Analytics.