A Conversation with Adelchi Azzalini and Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan


  • Angela Montanari Università di Bologna




Antonella Capitanio, Skew-symmetric distributions, Skew-normal distribution


On November 6, 2017, the Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Bologna organized a workshop to celebrate the life and works of Antonella Capitanio, one year after her premature death. The event also represented the inauguration of the academic year for the PhD program in Statistical Sciences. In this paper, the conversation that Angela Montanari had with Adelchi Azzalini and Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan on this occasion is reported.


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How to Cite

Montanari, A. (2020). A Conversation with Adelchi Azzalini and Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan. Statistica, 80(2), 131–143. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1973-2201/11589