I am Assistant Professor (tenured) of Data Analysis in the Social Sciences at the Democritus University of Thrace, School of Education, in Greece. I am visiting Professor at the Hellenic Open University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Macedonia, Board Member of the Greek Society of Data Analysis (GSDA), Member of the International Association of Statistical Computing, and the Correspondence Analysis and Related Methods Network. In 2017 I was Visiting Scholar at the Department of Statistics, Stanford University. I hold a PhD degree in Applied Informatics from the University of Macedonia, Greece (2007).
I have (co-)authored over 70 scientific publications (including journal/conference papers). I am co-author of a book on Joint Dimension Reduction and Clustering (in preparation) and serve as Guest Associate Editor in the Springer series Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization. Moreover, I act as expert evaluator for the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus and the Greek Ministry of Economics and Development, while I am involved in co-funded European Union projects.
My areas of expertise include multivariate data analysis, dimension reduction and clustering, psychological testing and measurement in the social sciences. Software development (mostly in R) is an important aspect. I am creator and maintainer of the R packages clustrd and idm.