He was born in Cyprus in 1944. He is married to Athina Roustani, a journalist, and he has three daughters, Margarita, M.D., and Melina and Alexandra, Architects, with an a graduate degree from MIT and Edinburgh respectively. Address: University of Patras, Section of Statistics, Probability and Operations Research, Patras, GREECE; 26 Atlantidos Street, 2107 Aglantzia, CYPRUS. Tel.: +30-2610 997383, +30-6972 072558, +357-99 551249. Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D. in Statistics (Excellent),
M.Sc. in Statistics (Excellent),
B.Sc. in Mathematics (Very Good),
Professor of Probability and Statistics at the University of Patras (1980 - 2011) and Professor Emeritus since 2012
President of the Council at the Technological Educational Institute of Lamia (now TEI of Central Greece, after the merging of the TEI of Chalkida with the TEI of Lamia (2012 - 14))
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Personnel at the University of Patras (1983 - 86) and Chairman of its Department of Mathematics (1984 - 86) as well
Professor of Business Administration and Consultant at Beirut University College (now Lebanese American University), Associate and Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut, Visiting Professor at the University of Patras, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, and Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (1968 - 80)
Member of Hellenic Statistical Authority (2010 - 11). He was one of the four members approved by the Greek Parliament with a majority of 4/5 or more.
Member of the Tax Tribunal of the Republic of Cyprus (2004 - 07).
Member of the House of
Representatives of the
Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus (1988 - 90). He proposed legislation establishing the University of Cyprus by the Law 144/1989 (see THE UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS LAW 1989 TO 2013). He was the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Establishment of the University and the first Chairman of its Temporary Governing Board.
Vice-President of Hellenic Aerospace Industries (1981 - 82)
Grants, Fellowships and Honors
2. European Community Visiting Study Grant
3. Fulbright Fellowship and Travel Grants (from
4. Grande Ufficiale of
5. Greek Ministry of Research and Technology Research Grants (two)
7. Honorary chairman of the Mathematical Association of Cyprus
8. University of Texas-El Paso Research Grant
He refereed several papers (and a few proposals) for, among others:
1. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics
2. Academy of Sciences and National Science Foundation (of the United States of America)
3. Canadian Journal of Statistics
4. Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods
5. Fibonacci Quarterly
6. IEEE Transactions on Reliability
7. International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
8. Journal of the American Statistical Association
9. Statistics and Probability Letters
10. Statistical Papers
He is a Reviewer of more than 450 papers and books for Mathematical Reviews and / or Zentralblatt fur Mathematik -232 zbmath Reviews (Andreas N. Philippou (Patras), A.N.Philippou (Nicosia)) and 258 MathematicalReviews). Among them are included papers or books of the most prolific mathematician writer Paul Erdos, the well known statisticians Peter Hall, C.R. Rao and Milton Sobel, the former Rector George Roussas, the former Vice-Rectors Vic Barnett και Stratis Kounias, and the Editors N. Balakrishnan και R.A. Johnson.
Lectures and Presentations at Conferences and Universities
He lectured and presented papers extensively at conferences and universities in Europe, India, North America and Russia. In 1984, he initiated the international conferences on Fibonacci numbers and their applications, which are held since then every two years in a different country. He was their Co-Chairman until 2004 and in 2008 as well.
He is a Co-Editor of seven books (refereed proceedings of the international conferences on Fibonacci numbers and their applications) published by Reidel and Kluwer Academic Publishers (1986 - 98). A paperback edition of the book published in 1986 was republished in 2001.
Masters and Ph.D. Students
He was Supervisor and Faculty Committee Chairman for the
Ph.D. degree of four graduate students at the University of Patras (1981 -
1991). All four are now teaching as professors of various ranks at universities
Supervisor and Faculty Committee Chairman for the Master's degree of five graduate students (three at the University of Texas at El Paso, and two at the American University of Beirut). Faculty Committee Member for the Master's degree of four graduate students (one at the University of Texas at El Paso and three at the American University of Beirut).
Faculty Selection and Promotion Committees
Chairman (or Member) of several selection and/or promotion committees at Greek universities