Curriculum Vitae

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- PhD in Econometrics & Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2005
- MSc in Decision Sciences, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2001
- MEng in Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University
of Athens, 1999
- Dipl. & BSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University 
of Athens, 1999


Current Research Interests

Time series econometrics, nonlinear dynamics & chaos, extreme value statistics, optimal control, state-space modeling, spectral & filtering methods, Bayesian learning, behavioral economics, machine learning

IDEAS ranks my research among the top 5% of economics/econometrics/finance authors worldwide.


Research positions

- USA Top Professor, America's Top Professor - Faculty Row 
- FP7-PEOPLE Principal Investigator, Athens University of Economics and Business 
- H2020 MSCA fellow, European University Institute, Florence
- Marie Curie fellow, European University Institute, Florence
- Max Weber fellow, European University Institute, Florence
- Research fellow, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance (CeNDEF) 
 - Postdoctoral research fellow, European Institute for Statistics, Probability, Stochastic Operations Research and its Applications (EURANDOM)
- Senior Fellow, Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE)
- Postdoctoral fellow, Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Finance (DAF)
- Research fellow, Decision Support Systems Laboratory (EPU-NTUA), National Technical University of Athens
- Senior Fellow, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis


Visiting scholar

- Department of Economics and Finance, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome
- IPAG Business School, IPAG LAB, Paris
- Department of Economics, European University Institute, Florence
- Department of Quantitative Economics (UvA), Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance
- School of Economics and Finance (QMUL), Queen Mary University of London


Editorial Boards

- "Journal of Economic Surveys" (IF: 2.10) Wiley
- "Computational Economics" Springer (IF: 1.053) - the official journal of the Society for Computational Economics (SCE)
- "Econometrics" Journal (IF: 1.690)
- "Entropy" (IF: 1.821)
- "Review of Behavioral Economics"
- "Review of Behavioral Finance" (IF: 0.680)
"International Journal of Applied Statistics and Econometrics (IJASE)"
- "Chaos, Solitons & Fractals" Elsevier (IF: 1.628)
- "International Review of Financial Analysis" IRFA Elsevier (IF: 1.457)
- "Finance Research Letters" Elsevier (IF:0.842)

Consulting/Professional experience

- Principal investigator/experienced researcher/project manager/team member in European and national research projects: H2020, EC-FP7, European Investment Bank, Max Weber Programme, EC Marie Curie, Netherlands organization for scientific research-NWO, EU 3rd Framework Programme, EC DG-XIII/ESPRIT, EPET-II/Hellenic Ministry of Development, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation/Penek etc.

- Engineering & financial expert consultant in the public and private sector: Greek Ministry of Finance/Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE), Hellenic Ministry of Development, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KANTOR S.A., Institute of Communication and Computer Systems - I.C.C.S, Singular S.A   



America's Top Professors (Faculty Row), European Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN), Econometric Society, INFORMS, Society of Financial Econometrics, Society for Economic Measurement (SEM), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Society for Computational Economics (SCE), Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA)


Research Collaborating Universities

Bocconi University, Cambridge University, European University Institute (EUI), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, University of Amsterdam (UvA), University of Pretoria, University of Bologna (RCEA), IPAG Business School, Linköping University, University College Dublin (UCD)



Regular International/National Expert Evaluator

- Expert Evaluator for EU-DG/REA Panels 
- NSF & NSERC Grant Evaluator
- Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Expert
- Ifo WES expert 
National /hellenic research projects


- Jazz instructor & musician (guitar performance & theory)   

- MMUS Masters in Music Theory, 1999