Prof Ta­sos Christofides is new UCy Rec­tor

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - CYPRUS -

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

his Ph.D

in 1987 from

the Johns Hop­kins

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