Andrea Scagni


Professor in Statistics, University of Torino, Italy

Andrea Scagni (1961) is an Associate Professor in Statistics at the Political Science Faculty of the University of Torino since 2000. He has a long experience on data collection, analysis, and evaluation regarding social, educational, and behavioral phenomena. He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the Università degli Studi di Trento, and teaches courses in statistics, data analysis, computational statistics, and related fields.

From 1999 until 2005, Prof. Scagni was a member of the Turin University Quality Evaluation Committee, where he led teams working on issues such as the assessment of teaching quality, the efficiency of ICT university systems, and the activities, opinions, and attitudes of doctoral students.

A keen pro-bike advocate and an active member of FIAB (Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta) and other environmental associations, he has been locally leading FIAB activities and lobbying city authorities on issues concerning sustainable mobility, parks, and the conservation of green areas. He has been a full time cyclist for the last 16 years and chooses not to use a car unless he has to move a fridge.

Besides promoting cycling as a means to a better life in urban environments, Prof. Scagni has traveled extensively by bike around Italy, Europe, and America during holidays. He is also an experienced tour leader for FIAB and periodically organizes day-long MTB rides.

Since 2006, Prof. Scagni has been involved in the planning and deployment of medium and large-scale statistical surveys on mobility and cycle-related issues, as well as in the analysis of survey results. In 2011 he served as project leader and analyst for the First National Survey of Italian Cyclists sponsored by FIAB.

Prof. Scagni is a dedicated and prolific amateur cycling photographer. He maintains a web site (see link) with thousands of bicycle-related pictures shot over the past twenty years.