Andrea Saltelli has worked on physical chemistry, environmental sciences, applied statistics, impact assessment and science for policy. His main disciplinary focus is on sensitivity analysis of model output, a discipline where statistical tools are used to interpret the output from mathematical or computational models, and on sensitivity auditing, an extension of sensitivity analysis to the entire evidence-generating process in a policy context.  He publishes a series of pieces on the crisis of science and the post-truth discussion in the online journal The Conversation. At present he is adjoint professor at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) - University of Bergen (UIB). He lives and works in Barcelona , and visiting fellow at Open Evidence Research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona.

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Journal articles
  • Lo Piano, Samuele; Saltelli, Andrea; van der Sluijs, Jeroen P. 2019. Silver as a Constraint for a Large-Scale Development of Solar Photovoltaics? Scenario-Making to the Year 2050 Supported by Expert Engagement and Global Sensitivity Analysis. Frontiers in Energy Research. 7. Published 2019-06-14. doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2019.00056
  • Moeda, Carlos; Vernos, Isabelle; Kuster, Stephan; Nowotny, Helga; Saltelli, Andrea; Mungiu-Pippidi, Alina; Wouter Vasbinder, Jan; Brooks, Daniel; Cunnigham, Patrick. 2019. Views from a continent in flux. Nature asked nine leading Europeans to pick their top priority for science at this pivotal point. Love, money, and trust got most votes. Nature. 569: 481-484. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01569-w
  • Saltelli, Andrea. 2019. Smettiamola di fingere: quantificare non è un’operazione neutrale (Stop pretending: quantification is never neutral). Epidemiologia & Prevenzione. 43: 121-123. doi: 10.19191/EP19.2-3.P121.046
  • Saltelli, Andrea. 2019. A short comment on statistical versus mathematical modelling. Nature Communications. 10. Published 2019-08-27. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11865-8
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Aleksankina, Ksenia; Becker, William; Fennell, Pamela; Ferretti, Frederico; Holst, Niels; Li, Sushan; Wu, Qiongli. 2019. Why so many published sensitivity analyses are false: A systematic review of sensitivity analysis practices. Environmental Modelling & Software. 114: 29-39. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.01.012
  • Saltelli, Andrea. 2018. Why science’s crisis should not become a political battling ground. Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. 104: 85-90. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2018.07.006
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Stark, Philip B. 2018. Fixing statistics is more than a technical issue. Nature. 553: 281-281. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-00647-9
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Stark, Philip B. 2018. Cargo-cult statistics and scientific crisis. Significance.
  • Araujo, Luisa; Saltelli, Andrea; Schnepf, Sylke V. 2017. Do PISA data justify PISA-based education policy? International Journal of Comparative Education and Development. 19: 20-34. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCED-12-2016-0023
  • Pereira, Angela Guimaraes; Saltelli, Andrea. 2017. Post-normal institutional identities: Quality assurance, reflexivity and ethos of care. Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. 91: 53-61. doi: 10.1016/j.futures.2016.11.009
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar. 2017. What is science’s crisis really about? Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. 91: 5-11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2017.05.010
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Giampietro, Mario. 2017. What is wrong with evidence based policy, and how can it be improved? Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. 91: 62-71. doi: 10.1016/j.futures.2016.11.012
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Lo Piano, Samuele. 2017. Problematic Quantifications: a Critical Appraisal of Scenario Making for a Global ‘Sustainable’ Food Production. Food ethics. 1: 173-179. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41055-017-0020-6
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Stark, Philip B. 2017. Statistics at the time of the crisis [Statistiche al tempo della crisi]. Epidemiologia & Prevenzione. 41: 165-169. doi: 10.19191/EP17.3-4.P165.048
Book sections
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Iooss, Bertrand. 2017. Introduction to Sensitivity Analysis. Introduction to Sensitivity Analysis, pages 1103-1122. In:
    • Ghanem, Roger; Higdon, David; Owhadi, Houman. 2017. Handbook of Uncertainty Quantification. Springer. 2038 pages. ISBN: 978-3-319-12384-4.

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