Macalester College

Vittorio Addona


Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science


  Phone:  651-696-6506


  Office:  Olin Rice 229

  Office Hours Fall 2019:
Monday:  2:30 - 4:00pm
  Tuesday:   2 - 3:30pm
  Wednesday:  2:30 - 4:00pm
  Thursday:  (none)
2:30 - 4:00pm

Vittorio Addona


 Fall 2019
Math 155-01: Intro to Statistical Modeling
  Math 155-02: Intro to Statistical Modeling

 Spring 2020

  On Sabbatical


For information on my classes, please send me an e-mail message, visit me, or visit their Moodle sites if you are enrolled in the course.

I completed my PhD in Statistics at McGill University in 2006.

My research interests are in survival analysis and other medical applications of statistics. My thesis (pdf) is entitled, "Stationarity in a prevalent cohort study with follow-up". Here is a related paper which I co-authored on testing the assumptions for the  analysis of survival data arising from a prevalent cohort study.

 I have been interested in statistical methods for post-election  audits. Here is a paper (pdf) I co-authored on the subject,  published in The American Statistician in 2008.

 I am also interested in sports
 statistics. I have worked with  undergraduate students on numerous projects, including adjusted  plus-minus ratings in the NBA, the relative age effect  phenomenon, and quantifying the effects of steroid usage in  Major League Baseball.

 For a complete list of my publications, please see my CV.


I was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and I am the son of Italian immigrants. I am thus fluent in both French and  Italian. My wife Isadora is from Golden, Colorado, and she completed her PhD in School Psychology at  the University of Minnesota. In May 2013, we welcomed a new addition to our family, our first child, Fabian. In  June 2015, we were overjoyed to add a beautiful daughter, Lucia.  We love spending time together as a family (with  our cat, Grigia) and making each other laugh.

As a proud Canadian, I am a huge hockey fan (Isadora loves the Colorado Avalanche and my favorite team is the  Montreal Canadiens, of course). I also love football (NY Jets) and baseball (although I still haven't been able to  adopt a new team after the departure of my beloved Expos from Montreal).

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