Laura Pontiggia PhD
Laura Pontiggia PhD
Director of General Education
Associate Professor of Statistics
Doctor of Economics Summa Cum Laude (University of Pavia, Italy)
MS (Univeristy of Minnesota)
PhD (University of Minnesota)
Non-cooperative stochastic games
A cooperative game theory approach to classification analysis
Models for biological data
Statistical approaches for clinical and pharmaceutical data
Models for health sciences data
Dr. Pontiggia’s original research interest is non-cooperative stochastic games. In particular she has been studying variations of a two-person, non-cooperative stochastic game, inspired by the famous red-and-black gambling problem presented by Dubins and Savage. Currently, her major interest in game theory concerns developing a cooperative game theory approach to classification analysis, based on the use of the Shapley Value imputation. Her newest research interest concerns statistical methods for pharmaceutical and public health research. In particular she is working on the development of statistical methods that can be used to model data originated in the pharmaceutical and public health fields.
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of the Sciences, Department of Health Policy and Public Health, Fall 2006
- Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, 2004-2005
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2002-2003
Selected Scholarly Activity
P. Blumberg and L. Pontiggia (2010) Benchmarking the learner-centered status of courses, accepted by Innovative Higher Education.
J. Joseph, R. Fiscella, K. Rodvold, L. H. Danziger, M. Blair, L. Ulanski, J. Stokes, M. J. Shapiro, N. Blair, and L. Pontiggia (2010) Aqueous and vitreous penetration of linezolid and levofloxacin after oral administration, accepted by Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
R. A. Smith, L. Pontiggia, C. Waterman and M. Lichtenwalner (2010) Introducing experimental design by evaluating efficacy of herbal remedies, Journal of Biological Education, 44, 4, 175-179.
C. Waterman, R. Smith, L. Pontiggia, and A. DerMarderosian (2010) Anthelmintic screening of Sub-Saharan African plants used in traditional medicine, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 127, 3, 755-759.
J. Reinhold, L. Pontiggia, M. Angeles, and G. Earl (2010) Web-based instruction on substance abuse and drug diversion, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74, 4, Article 57.
R. A. Smith, L. Pontiggia, C. Waterman, M. Lictenwalner, and J. Wasserman (2009) Comparison of motility, recovery, and methyl-thiazolyl-tetrazolium reduction assays for use in screening plant products for anthelmintic activity, Parasitology Research, 105, 5, 1339-1343, DOI: 10.1007/s00436-009-1560-4.
S. Alsardary, M. Hamid, L. Pontiggia and P. Blumberg (2009) Assessing the interactive, learner-centered methods of teaching mathematics, accepted by PRIMUS.
L. Pontiggia (2007) Non-constant sum red-and-black games with bet-dependent win probability function, Journal of Applied Probability, 44, 2.
A.M. Paganoni and L. Pontiggia (2007) Laboratorio di Statistica con Excel, Pearson Education.
L. Pontiggia (2005), Two-person red-and-black with bet-dependent win probabilities, Advanced Applied Probability, 37, 75-89
Membership in Professional Organizations
American Statistical Association (ASA)
Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
International Statistical Institute (ISI)
Game Theory Society (GTS)
Interanational Association for Statistical Education (IASE)
|Office location:||McNeil Science and Technology Center Room 208|
|Mailing address:||Box 64|
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
l [dot] pontig [at] usciences [dot] edu