Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I semestre Oct 1, 2013 Jan 31, 2014
II semestre Mar 3, 2014 Jun 13, 2014
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione straordinaria Feb 3, 2014 Feb 28, 2014
Sessione estiva Jun 16, 2014 Jul 31, 2014
Sessione autunnale Sep 1, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione autunnale Oct 15, 2013 Oct 15, 2013
Sessione straordinaria Dec 9, 2013 Dec 9, 2013
Sessione invernale Mar 18, 2014 Mar 18, 2014
Sessione estiva Jul 21, 2014 Jul 21, 2014
Period From To
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 22, 2013 Jan 6, 2014
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 17, 2014 Apr 22, 2014
Festa del S. Patrono S. Zeno May 21, 2014 May 21, 2014
Vacanze Estive Aug 11, 2014 Aug 15, 2014

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Angeleri Lidia

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Baldo Sisto

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Bos Leonard Peter

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Caliari Marco

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Daffara Claudia

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Daldosso Nicola

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De Sinopoli Francesco

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Di Persio Luca

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Dos Santos Vitoria Jorge Nuno

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Gaburro Elena

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Gobbi Bruno

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Magazzini Laura

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Malachini Luigi

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Marigonda Antonio

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Mariotto Gino

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Mariutti Gianpaolo

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Mazzuoccolo Giuseppe

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Orlandi Giandomenico

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Rizzi Romeo

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Sansonetto Nicola

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Schuster Peter Michael

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Solitro Ugo

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Squassina Marco

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Zampieri Gaetano

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Zuccher Simone

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University.
Please select your Study Plan based on your enrollment year.

2° Year  activated in the A.Y. 2014/2015

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3° Year  activated in the A.Y. 2015/2016

Uno o due insegnamenti tra i seguenti per un totale di 12 cfu
Prova finale
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Luca Di Persio



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The teaching is organized as follows:

Catene di Markov in tempo discreto




I semestre

Academic staff

Luca Di Persio

Analisi di serie temporali




I semestre

Academic staff

Luca Di Persio





I semestre

Academic staff

Marco Caliari

Learning outcomes

The Stochastic Systems course aims at giving an introduction to the basic concepts underlying the rigorous mathematical description of the temporal dynamics for random quantities.

The course prerequisites are those of a standard course in Probability, for Mathematics / Physics.

It is supposed that students are familiar with the basics Probability calculus, in the Kolmogorov assiomatisation setting, in particular with respect to the concepts of density function, probability distribution, conditional probability, conditional expectation for random variables, measure theory (basic ), characteristic functions of random variables, etc.

The Stochastic Systems course aims, in particular, to provide the basic concepts of: Filtered probability space, martingale processes, stopping times, Doob theorems, theory of Markov chains in discrete and continuous time (classification of states, invariant and limit,measures, ergodic theorems, etc.), basics on queues theory and an introduction to Brownian motion.

A part of the course is devoted to the computer implementation of operational concepts underlying the discussion of stochastic systems of the Markov chain type, both in discrete and continuous time.

A part of the course is dedicated to the introduction and the operational study, via computer simulations, to univariate time series.


Stochastic Systems [ Applied Mathematics ]
AA 2015/2016


• Conditional Expectetion ( from Chap.1 of [BMP] )
• Definitions and basic properties
• Conditional expectations and conditional laws

• Introduction to stochastic processes ( From Chap.1 di [BMP] )
• Filtered probability space, filtrations
• Adapted stochastic process (wrt a given filtration)
• Martingale (first definitions and examples: Markov chains)
• Kolmogorov characterization theorem
• Stopping times

• Martingale ( From Chap.3 of [BMP]
• Definition of martingale process, resp. super, resp. lower, martingale
• Fundamental properties
• Stopping times for martingale processes
• Convergence theorems for martingales

• Markov chains (MC) ( From Chap.4 of [Beichelet] , Chap.5 of di [Baldi] )
• Transition matrix for a MC
• Construction and existence for MC
• Omogeneous MC (with respect to time and space)
• Canonical MC
• Classification of states for a given MC ( and associated classes )
• Chapman-Kolmogorov equation
• Recurrent, resp. transient, states ( classification criteria )
• Irriducible and recurrent chains
• Invariant (stationary) measures, ergodic measures, limit measures ( Ergodic theorem )
• Birth and death processes (discrete time)

• Continuous time MC ( From Chap.5 of [Beichelt] )
• Basic definitions
• Chapman-Kolmogorov equations
• Absolute and stationary distributions
• States classifications
• Probability and rates of transition
• Kolmogorov differential equations
• Stationary laws
• Birth and death processes ( first steps in continuous time )
• Queque theory (first steps in continuous time)

• Point, Counting and Poisson Processes ( From Chap.3 of [Beichelt] )
• Basic definitions and properties
• Stochastic point processes (SPP) and Stochastic Counting Processes (SCP)
• Marked SPP
• Stationarity, intensity and composition for SPP and SCP
• Homogeneous Poisson Processes (HPP)
• Non Homogeneous Poisson Processes (nHPP)
• Mixed Poisson Processes (MPP)

• Birth and Death processes (B&D) ( From Chap.5 of [Beichelt] )
• Birth processes
• Death processes
• B&D processes
° Time-dependent state probabilities
° Stationary state probabilities
° Inhomogeneous B&D processes

• An introduction to quequing theory (From Chap.5 of [Beichelt] )
• Basic concepts
• Classification A/B/s/m by Kendall
• Explicitly studied examples:
° M/M/+\infty
° M/M/s/0
# partial results for M/M/+\infty e M/G/+\infty
° M/M/s/+\infty
• Erlang's loss formula
• Little's formula

• Brownian Motion (BM) ( From Chap.7 of [Beichelt] )
• Definitions and basic properties
• Transformations of 1-dimensional BM
° exponential martingale
° variance martingale


Text used in the course are:

[Baldi] P. Baldi, Calcolo delle Probabilità, McGraw-Hill Edizioni (Ed. 01/2007)

[Beichelt] F. Beichelt, Stochastic Processes in Science, Engineering and Finance, Chapman & Hall/CRC, Taylor & Francis group, (Ed. 2006)

[BPM] P. Baldi, L. Matzliak and P. Priouret, Martingales and Markov Chains – Solve Exercises and Elements of Theory, Chapman & Hall/CRC (English edition, 2002)

Further interesting books are:

N. Pintacuda, Catene di Markov, Edizioni ETS (ed. 2000)

Brémaud, P., Markov Chains. Gibbs Fields, Monte Carlo Simulation, and Queues, Texts in Applied Mathematics, 31. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1999

Duflo, M., Random Iterative Models, Applications of Mathematics, 34. SpringerVerlag, Berlin, 1997

Durrett, R., Probability: Theory and Examples, Wadsworth and Brooks, Pacific Grove CA, 1991

Grimmett, G. R. and Stirzaker, D. R., Probability and Random Processes. Solved Problems. Second edition. The Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, New York, 1991

Hoel, P. G., Port, S. C. and Stone, C. J., Introduction to Stochastic Processes, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1972

Examination Methods

The course is diveded into the following three parts

1) Theory of stochastic systems
2) Introduction to time-series analysis
3) Computer exercises ( mainly based on the theory of Markov Chains, in discrete as well in continuous time )

The exam will be subdivided into the following three parts

* a written exam concerning point (1)
* a project presented in agreement with the programme developed with prof. Marco Caliari (point 3)
* exercises and a project concerning point (2)

The programme concerning the written exam, with respect to point (1), is the one reported in the Program section.
The project to be presented with prof. Caliari has to be decided with him.
The project to be presented with respect to point (2), will be chosen, by each student, within the the following list


1-Compare the following methods of estimate and/or elimination of time series trends

*First order differences study
*Smoothing with moving average filter
*Fourier transform
*Exponential Smoothing
*Polynomial Data fitting

2- Describe and provide a numerical implementation of the one-step predictor for the following models


3- Compare the Prediction Error Minimization (PEM) and the Maximum Likelihood (ML) approach for the identification of the model parameters (it requires a personal effort in the homes ML)

4- Provide a concrete implementation for the k-fold cross-validation, e.g. using Matlab/Octave, following the example-test that has been given during the lessons

5-Detailed explanation of (at least) one of the following test

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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For schedules, administrative requirements and notices on graduation sessions, please refer to the Graduation Sessions - Science and Engineering service.


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As stated in the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2022/2023, except for specific practical or lab activities, attendance is not mandatory. Regarding these activities, please see the web page of each module for information on the number of hours that must be attended on-site.

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Orientamento in itinere per studenti e studentesse

La commissione ha il compito di guidare le studentesse e gli studenti durante l'intero percorso di studi, di orientarli nella scelta dei percorsi formativi, di renderli attivamente partecipi del processo formativo e di contribuire al superamento di eventuali difficoltà individuali.

E' composta dai proff. Sisto Baldo, Marco Caliari, Francesca Mantese, Giandomenico Orlandi e Nicola Sansonetto