Prof Tasos Christofides is new UCy Rector
Mathematician Tasos Christofides was elected Rector of the University of Cyprus on Wednesday after elections took place in Nicosia.
According to a statement issued by the university, the new Rector, Professor Tasos Christofides of the Mathematics and Statistics Department, is to take over from the incumbent on 16 December when Professor Constantinos Christofides’ term comes to an end.
In a short speech after the announcement of the results, the newly elected Rector thanked members of the university community wholeheartedly for the confidence they have shown.
“Today’s election process is a celebration of democracy for the University of Cyprus. A new path begins for our University. We will build on what has been done so far, we will strengthen what we have achieved to go even further and rely on some basic principles: meritocracy, transparency and good administration.”
Prof. Christofides obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1983, an M.S. in Engineering in 1985 and
He taught at the State University of New York Binghamton (Assistant Professor 1987-1991)
He is the author or co-author of a series of scientific articles in international journals and a member of the Associate Editors’ Committee of the International Communications journals in Statistics-Theory and Methods (Taylor and Francis), Communications in Statistics - Computing and Simulation (Taylor and Francis), Statistics and Probability Letters (Elsevier) and Statistical Theory and Practice (Springer).
He has worked with the Statistical Service of Cyprus, ministries and non-profit organisations, providing advisory services on sampling, probability and statistics.
He is a representative of the University of Cyprus at the Statistical Council of the Republic. He is a member of the Executive Board of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and a representative of ESAC on the Advisory Committee of the Greek Statistical System.
He is also a member of the board of the Student Welfare
in 1987 from
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