Dr. Francesca Romana Pennecchi holds a European PhD in “Metrology: measurement science and technique”, from the Politecnico of Torino (PoliTo), Italy. She is a permanent researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM, Italy), within the Division “Quality of Life”. She was granted a research collaboration at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK, in 2003, and a research grant at the Statistical Engineering Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, in 2007.
Between 2001 and 2010 she gave lessons, tutorages and exercitations on Probability and Statistics at both the University and the Politecnico of Torino. Since 2014 she has been teacher of the PhD course on “The evaluation of uncertainty in measurement” of the Doctoral Course on Metrology managed by INRIM and PoliTo.
She is committee member of the ISO/TC 69/SC 6/WG 7 “Statistical methods to support measurement uncertainty evaluation”. She participated into several research projects within the European Metrology Research Programme and in collaboration with national industrial partners, focusing her activity on the mathematical and statistical modelling for measurement uncertainty and related topics. In recent years, she has been collaborating on regression problems, Monte Carlo simulations and Bayesian inference for metrological applications to environmental and food analysis.
Member of the Project Team which developed the IUPAC/CITAC Guide (2012) “Investigating out-of-specification test results of chemical composition based on metrological concepts”, she also joined the IUPAC/CITAC Project “Classification, modelling and quantification of human errors in a chemical analytical laboratory”, that will lead to the publishing of a Guide on the topic. She is co-author of more than 35 papers published on JCR journals.