Short biographical note
Ioannis Kontoyiannis was born in Athens,
1972. He received the B.Sc. degree in mathematics in 1992 from Imperial College
(University of London), and in 1993 he obtained a
distinction in Part III of the Cambridge University Pure Mathematics Tripos. In 1997 he received the M.S. degree in statistics,
and in 1998 the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, both from Stanford University. Between June and December
1995 he worked at IBM Research, on a NASA-IBM satellite image processing and
compression project. From June 1998 to August 2001 we was an Assistant
Professor with the Department of Statistics at Purdue
University (and also, by courtesy,
with the Department of Mathematics, and the School of Electrical
and Computer Engineering). Between August 2000 and January 2005 he has was an
Assistant, then Associate Professor (tenured), with the Division of Applied
Mathematics and with the Department of Computer Science at Brown University.
Since March 2005 he has been with the Department of Informatics of the Athens
University of Economics and Business, where he currently a Professor.
In 2002 he was awarded the Manning endowed
assistant professorship; in 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Sloan
Foundation Research Fellowship; in 2005 he was awarded an honorary
Master of Arts Degree Ad Eundem by Brown University; in 2009 he was
awarded a two-year Marie Curie
Fellowship; in 2011 he was elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow. He has published over 35 journal articles in leading international
journals and over 80 conference papers in the top international conferences in
his field. He also holds two U.S.
patents. He has been a plenary speaker in several conferences and has
given invited lectures in many international meetings as well as in various
departments in leading institutions around the world, including M.I.T., Berkeley, Stanford, Columbia
University and Cambridge University.
He has served on the editorial board of the American Mathematical Society's Quarterly
of Applied Mathematics journal, the IEEE Transactions on Information
Theory, Springer-Verlag's Acta Applicandae Mathematicae,
Notes in Mathematics book series, and the online journal Entropy. He
has also served as a chair or member of the program committee of numerous IEEE
conferences, and he also served a short term as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE
Transactions on Information Theory.
His research interests include data compression,
applied probability, information theory, statistics, and mathematical biology.