GS4 Speakers

Dr Michaela Saisana

Michaela Saisana, Gender Summit 4 EU speaker
Senior Scientific Officer Composite Indicators (COIN), Project Leader, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Unit G3: Econometrics and Applied Statistics, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission.

Michaela Saisana PhD Eng. is a Senior Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Italy). She conducts and coordinates research (a team of 10 post-doc researchers) on multidimensional measures for policy making on social, economic and environmental issues. She is offering regular training courses on composite indicator development to European Commission Officials and to international organizations and the academia. Since 2005, she has audited over 60 well-known composite indicators, upon invitation of the United Nations, Transparency International, World Economic Forum, INSEAD, World Intellectual Property Organization, and other. She has co-authored two books: 2008 OECD/JRC Handbook on Composite Indicators and 2008 Global Sensitivity Analysis-The Primer. Her publications deal with sensitivity analysis, composite indicators, multicriteria analysis, multivariate analysis, data envelopment analysis and multi-objective optimization (20 peer-reviewed publications, 60 working papers). In 2004 she was awarded the European Commission – JRC Young Scientist Prize in Statistics and Econometrics in recognition of her research on composite indicators. She has a PhD and an MSc in Chemical Engineering.

Dr Saisana spoke on: Validating the Environment and Gender Index in Plenary Session 4 Understanding Effects and Interactions between Sexual Dimorphism, Gender and Environment at the Gender Summit 4 EU 2014.