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Research interests

Information theory, probability, statistics, data compression, mathematical biology

Awards, distinctions, grants  

Laboratory Director

Theory, Economics and Systems Lab, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics & Business, 2013-2018

Associate Editorships

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory  At Large (IEEE) 2017-present

Lecture Notes in Mathematics (Springer book series) 2013-present

Acta Applicandae Mathematicae (Springer) 2010-present

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics (American Mathematical Society) 2004-present

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory  At Large (IEEE) 2010-2013

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Shannon Theory (IEEE) 2007-2010

Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory 2012-present

Bulletin of the Hellenic Mathematical Society 2015-present

Entropy Journal 1999-2008


IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (interim: June-November 2013)

IEEE Information Theory Society

T.M. Cover Dissertation Award Committee, member (2016-2017)

Board of Governors, member (2013)

Information Theory Society Awards Committee, member (2009-2011)

Conference Program Co-chair

IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2016)

IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2009)

IEEE Workshop on Information Theoretic Methods in Science and Engineering (WITMSE 2008, 2009, 2010)

Conference Program Committee

IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018)

IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)

IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2018)

International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt 2009)

Communication Theory Symposium (CTS) of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2009)

International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (ValueTools 2006, 2007, 2008)

Information Theory and Statistical Learning Conference (ITSL 2008)

Conference Organizer or General Chair

AIM Entropy Power Inequalities Workshop (2017)

Athens Probability Colloquium (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Greek Stochastics (2009, 2010)

Athens Workshop on MCMC Convergence and Estimation (2009)

Purdue Mini-Symposium on Analytic Information Theory (1999)

        Academic & Professional Positions

Collaborating researcher (2017 – present): Institute of Applied & Computational Mathematics, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) (Greece)

Science consultant (2016): Statistical analysis of financial data, Posimark Associates S.L. (Spain)

Science consultant (2014): Statistical analysis of Big Data, Caspida

Visiting Associate Professor (2009): Department of Statistics, Columbia University

Associate Professor, then Professor (03/05 - present): Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business

Assistant, then Associate Professor (with tenure) (07/01 - 07/05): Division of Applied Mathematics and (jointly) Department of Computer Science, Brown University

Visiting Assistant Professor (08/00 - 07/01): Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Assistant Professor (07/98 - 08/01): Department of Statistics and (by courtesy) Department of Mathematics and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Researcher (06/95  12/95): NASA-IBM Satellite image analysis and compression, IBM Research


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (06/98): Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University

          Ph.D. geneaology, compiled, in part, by Vince Poor

M.S. in Statistics (06/97): Statistics Department, Stanford University

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (06/95 - 12/95): Research Co-op on a NASA-IBM project, at IBM Research

M.S. in Pure Mathematics (06/93): Distinction in Part III of the Pure Math Tripos, DPMMS, Cambridge University [Darwin College]

B.S. in Mathematics (06/92) Mathematics Department, Imperial College, University of London