Vincenzo is a senior data scientist at BGC Engineering Vancouver specializing in probabilistic and dependence modelling in statistical hydrology. He completed his Ph.D. in Statistics at The University of British Columbia in 2017, where he established a tail-focussed approach to estimating extreme flow quantiles using vine copulas and a composite quantile evaluation metric.
At BGC, Vincenzo develops advanced statistical and machine learning models with an eye towards practicality and communication so that results can be relied and acted upon. Special focus is on multiple variable frequency analyses, such as for mixed regime watersheds, floodplain mapping, and statistically consistent IDF curves. Results are adjusted for climate change using statistically downscaled models such as VIC-GL.
Computationally, Vincenzo focusses on producing robust, reproducible, and readable code primarily in the R Project for Statistical Computing, often using R packages that he developed, and knows when to bring in python and C++.
Vincenzo was previously an Assistant Professor of Teaching at The University of British Columbia until 2022, where he trained students in data science and statistical modelling, and was recognized by both his students and the Dean for his approachable and refreshing teaching style.
PhD in Statistics, 2017
The University of British Columbia
MSc in Mathematical Statistics, 2012
Brock University
BSc in Biology with Earth Science, 2011
Brock University
BSc in Mathematics and Statistics, 2011
Brock University
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