Portrait of Dr Cristiano Villa

Dr Cristiano Villa

Senior Lecturer in Statistics
Director of Studies Financial Mathematics programme


Cristiano joined the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science in July 2014. He has more than 12 years' experience in industry. At KPMG he was involved in financial and IT audit, risk advisory services and process-control implementation.

Research interests

  • Objective Bayesian analysis
  • Bayesian model selection and change point analysis 
  • Bayesian nonparametric modelling for 'big data' problems and cyber-security




  • Chair of the Royal Statistical Society East Kent Group (RSS)
  • Member of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
  • Member of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
  • Member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Certified Information Risk and Information Systems Control (ISACA) 
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