Born in Kythera, Greece. He was Deputy Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs (October 6, 2009 - June 17, 2011). He has also been appointed by the Prime Minister in charge of the open government project.
Before joining the Athens University of Economics and Business he taught at The University of Patras (Greece), School of Engineering, Division of Applied Mathematics (as a Professor (1987-1991) and as an Associate Professor (1984-1987)), The University of Crete (Greece), Department of Mathematics, (as an Associate Professor (1983-1986)), The University of Iowa (USA), Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, (as an Associate Professor (1982-1983)), The University of Missouri-Columbia (USA), Department of Statistics, (as an Assistant Professor (1980-1982)), The University of Dublin, Trinity College (Ireland), Department of Statistics, (as a Lecturer (1979-1980)).
The UC Davis Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speakers series brings together several distinguished scholars and government leaders who promise to spark engaging conversations with the academic community and broader public around pressing issues of our time.
The series is intended to heighten local and national awareness of research at UC Davis and the speakers will also share their vision for university-based research in the 21st century.
After each forum, a faculty member will be invited to comment and initiate a Q&A discussion with the audience.
These events are free and open to the public.