Matteo Fontana


Matteo Fontana is a Ph.D student at Politecnico di Milano. He has a M.Sc in Management Engineering from the same university, with a thesis developed with the MOX Lab of the Department of Mathematics of Politecnico, where he used novel statistical techniques such as Functional Data Analysis to model energy consumption curves.

His research interests are relative to theoretical and applied statistics, with a focus on energy and behavioural applications.

His role in the COBHAM project is to find and develop ways to deal with the multiplicity and complexity of data coming from various sources, such as smart meters, social networks, behavioural experiments and surveys.

While he is not working, you can find him in the Alps, where he enjoys climbing and mountaineering in the summer, and skiing in the winter.

Post Published by Matteo Fontana

Nov 6

Big data and climate change

Besides our specific field of research here at Cobham, there are a number of really interesting [...]
Sep 5

What big data can’t do

Many things... according to Edward Tenner, author of a book on « The efficiency paradox ».
Sep 7

Smart meters and Big Data

How Big Data analytics can make a difference in helping politicians and scientists finding new [...]
Nov 21

Can you trust the data?

In his aftermath analysis of the US presidential elections, Nate Silver points out that Data [...]