Paola Cerchiello is Assistant Professor of Statistics at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Pavia. She got BS in Economics at the University of Pavia in 2002 (degree with Honors), Degree IUSS (Scuola Universitaria Superiore Pavia) in 2002 and PhD in Statistics, University Milan-Bicocca, 2006. She teaches Statistics and Big Data Analysis in Master Degree in International Business and Management (MIBE) at Unipv, she also teaches Data Science in II level master Madas of Collegio Carlo Alberto-University of Turin. Senior Data Scientist at Data Science Lab in Economics and Finance where she carries out research and consulting projects, for leading institutions such as the European Union. Her research activity is mainly devoted to the study of statistical models for unstructured and complex data in economics and finance.