"My mandate for the next three years is to continue and hopefully strengthen the tradition of excellence of the Department of Decision Sciences. This is the Department at Bocconi that promotes education and research in the permanently evolving fields of Mathematics, Statistics and Theoretical Economics. The Decision Science Department is the home of top international scholars in these areas. Their common denominator is a strong focus on the foundation aspects of their disciplines, and their contributions have a lasting impact. Research in the Department Involves the framework that provides solutions to problems in Data Science, Business Analytics, Economics and Social Sciences. Our courses are part of several Bachelor and Master of Science programs and are aimed at helping students in acquiring the conceptual, theoretical and numerical skills needed to face the challenges of their future professions."