Miriam Scaglione has a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences and M.Sc. in Statistics (Université de Neuchâtel), M.Sc. in Cognitive Sciences (EHSS, Paris); certified in database Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, B.Sc. in Scientific Computing (Universidad de Buenos Aires).
She is professor at the School of Management & Tourism of the University of Applied Sciences Valais (HES-SO Valais). She is president of the Swiss Chapter of the International federation for IT and Travel & Tourism, member of the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism, International Institute of Forecasters.
Her research interests include applied statistics and time series in tourism, the hospitality industry, transportation and forecast of technology diffusion in telecommunications and e-tourism. She leads regional impact studies of tourism and a big data project which aims to monitor the frequentation of tourists using mobiles phone data in Switzerland.