Hi guys! I'm very happy to announce ­čÖé that on June 20, 2012 I will receive the "Italian Statistical┬áSociety prize 2011" for the best Italian PhD thesis on Applied Statistics and Demography discussed in year 2011. I will present in about 25 minutes some results from my work on panel data stochastic frontier models and robust estimation of finite mixtures of Count regression models. The 46th SIS Scientific Meeting will be held in Sapienza University of Rome -┬á Faculty of Economics, Via Del Castro Laurenziano, 9. You can find more information on the meeting here.