Professor Andreas Philippou

Former Minister of Education and Member of Parliament

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Personal

­­Personal­­

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: anphilip@math.upatras.gr  and professoranphilippou@gmail.com  

Education

Ph.D. in Statistics (Excellent), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

M.Sc. in Statistics (Excellent), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

B.Sc. in Mathematics (Very Good), University of Athens, Greece

Professional Positions

 

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)   

Other Positions

     

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 Republic of Cyprus (1991 - 2001). He proposed legislation so that students studying abroad or citizens who are abroad on Election Day should be able to vote at their nearest Embassy of Cyprus. Motions of his for the establishment of the State Scholarship Foundation of Cyprus and Equality for the Sexes, regarding foreign spouse citizenship rights, became state laws by unanimous vote. He was a Council Member of the Interparliamentary Union (1992 - 2001), the Parliament of Parliaments, and Rapporteur for Middle East Problems. He was also a member of the Cyprus-European Union Joint Parliamentary Committee (1991 - 96) and Rapporteur for Education and Culture.

         

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

1.    American University of Beirut Research Grant

2.    European Community Visiting Study Grant

3.    Fulbright Fellowship and Travel Grants (from Cyprus to USA and back)

4.    Grande Ufficiale of Italy

5.    Greek Ministry of Research and Technology Research Grants (two)

6.    Greek State Scholarship Foundation Grant

7.    Honorary chairman of the Mathematical Association of Cyprus

8.    University of Texas-El Paso Research Grant

 

Referee

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

 

Reviews

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.

 

Editorial Work

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.

He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Fibonacci Quarterly (http://www.mscs.dal.ca/Fibonacci/, Fibonacci Number-Theorists).

 

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 of Cyprus and Greece. He was also Supervisor and Faculty Committee Chairman for the Ph.D. degree of a fifth one (2004 -2010). Faculty Committee Member for the Ph.D. degree of several graduate students at the University of Patras and outside Examiner for seven Ph.D. students (two each at the universities of Delhi and Piraeus, and one each at the universities of Ioannina, New England and Thrace. The above all completed and received their degrees.

 

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

 

 


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