Andrea Sciandra

Associate Researcher (2021-2023), Assistant Professor (RTD-A) in Social Statistics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Andrea Sciandra is assistant professor in social statistics at the Department of Communication and Economics (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia). He has a master’s degree in Statistics for Demographic and Social Sciences (University of Padova) and a PhD in Sociology and Social Research (University of Verona). His main research interests include social media, text mining, social network analysis, structural equation modeling and machine learning techniques applied to social sciences. He was a lecturer in the PhD in Human Rights, Society, and Multi-level Governance and in the Social Media course (Master of Science in Statistics) at the University of Padua. He is currently a member of the Italian Statistical Society and of the FINMORE thematic table, an interdisciplinary group dedicated to financial research. He previously cooperated with the SWG research institute in Trieste and was co-founder of Rante, the first Italian R User Group.

Recent Publications:

Sciandra, A., Surian, A. & Finos, L. (2020). Supervised Machine Learning Methods to Disclose Action and Information in “U.N. 2030 Agenda” Social Media Data. Social Indicators Research.

Sciandra, A. (2020). COVID-19 Outbreak through Tweeters’ Words: Monitoring Italian Social Media Communication about COVID-19 with Text Mining and Word Embeddings, in 2020 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Rennes, France, pp. 1-6.

Ferretti, R., & Sciandra, A. (2020). The weight of words: textual data versus sentiment analysis in stock returns prediction. Book of short papers – SIS 2020, Pearson, pp. 1099-1104.

Ferraccioli, F., Sciandra, A., Da Pont, M., Girardi, P., Solari D., and Finos, L. (2020). TextWiller @ SardiStance, HaSpeede2: Text or Con-text? A Smart Use of Social Network Data in Predicting Polarization. EVALITA 2020 – Seventh Evaluation Campaign of Natural Language Processing and Speech Tools for Italian.

Surian, A., & Sciandra, A. (2019). Digital divide: addressing Internet skills. Educational implications in the validation of a scale. Research in Learning Technology, 27.

Solari D., Sciandra A., & Finos L. (2019). TextWiller: Collection of functions for text mining, specially devoted to the Italian language. Journal of Open Source Software, 4(41), 1256.

Surian, A., & Sciandra, A. (2019). City Prosperity Index: a comparative analysis of Latin American and Mediterranean cities based on well-being and social inclusion features. Book of Short Papers ASA Conference 2019, Statistics for Health and Well-being, Padova: Cleup, pp. 210-214.

Santona, A., De Cesare, P., Tognasso, G., De Franceschi, M., & Sciandra, A. (2019). The mediating role of romantic attachment in the relationship between attachment to parents and aggression. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1824.

Sciandra A. (2018), “Grandi opere” civili. L’effetto del capitale sociale bridging sulla cultura civile in Italia, Padova: Cleup.

Delvecchio E, Sciandra A, Finos L, Mazzeschi C and Di Riso D (2015). The role of co-parenting alliance as a mediator between trait anxiety, family system maladjustment, and parenting stress in a sample of non-clinical Italian parents. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1177.