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Kosmas Ferentinos
Professor Emeritus
Statistics Section
Department of Mathematics
University of Ioannina
Date of Birth: October 29, 1942
Place of Birth: Tsepelovo, Zagori, Ioannina, Greece
Marital Status: Married, two children
Address: Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina, 45510 Ioannina, Greece
Telephone: (+30) 26510 08298  Fax: (+30) 26510 08207



EDUCATION
1979 Ph.D. in Statistics, Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina (Grade Excellent)
1972 Ptychion (B.Sc.) in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina (Grade 8)
1963 Ptychion (B.A.) in Primary Education Teaching, Vellas Seminary (Grade 9.19)


ACADEMIC POSITIONS
 Professor Emeritus of Statistics (2010), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 Professor of Statistics (19982009),
Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 Associate Professor of Statistics (19901998), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 Assistant Professor of Statistics (19841990), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 Lecturer of Statistics (19821984), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 Tutor of Statistics (19801982), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 Assistant (19731979),
Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 Research Associate (19721973), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina


ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS
 Chairman (20072009), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 ViceChairman (19971999 and 19992001), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 Director of Postgraduate Studies (20052007), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 Director of Probability, Statistics & Operational Research Section (19931994, 19951996 and 20052006), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
 Member of the Senate (19931995 and 20072009), University of Ioannina
 Member of the Research Committee (20062008), University of Ioannina
 Member of the Postgraduate Studies Committee in "Biostatistics" (19992009), University of Ioannina & University of Athens


TEACHING
 Elements of Probability and Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, Introduction to Probabilities and Statistics, Probabilities and Statistics I, II, III, Special Topics
in Statistics, Bayes Theory  Decision Theory, Statistical Inference (Undergraduate Studies Program, Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina)
 Mathematical Statistics I, Mathematical Statistics II (Postgraduate Studies Program, Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina)
 Elements of Probability and Statistics, Mathematical Statistics (Undergraduate Studies Program, Department of Physics, University of Ioannina)
 Biomathematics, Experimental Design, Medical Statistics (Undergraduate Studies Program, Medical School, University of Ioannina)
 Introduction to Statistics (Undergraduate Program Studies in Biochemistry, Medical School, University of Ioannina)
 Statistical Inference (Postgraduate Program Studies in Biostatistics, University of Ioannina & University of Athens)


OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES
 Participation in Conferences and Seminars
 Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews journal
 Referee for several scientific journals:
 Communications in Statistics (Theory and Methods)
 Information Sciences
 Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics
 Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
 Journal of Multivariate Analysis
 Statistical Papers
 Proceedings of Conferences of the Hellenic Statistical Institute
 Scientific Director and CoResearcher in several research programs
 Evaluator of Research Programs
 Ph.D. Theses Supervisor
 M.Sc. Theses Supervisor
 Member of Advisory Committees
 Member of Rapporteur Committees and Electoral Bodies
 Member of the Hellenic Mathematical Society (HMS)
 Member of the Hellenic Statistical Institute (HSI)


RESEARCH INTERESTS
 Statistical Information Theory
 Statistical Inference (Point estimating parameters, Estimating parameters in an interval, Statistical hypothesis testing)
 Decision  Bayes Theory
 Biomathematics  Biostatistics


CONFERENCES  SEMINARS
 8th Prague Conference on Information Theory Statistical Decision Functions and Random Processes, Prague, 1978 (Announcement of paper No. 27).
 2nd International Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Patras, 1979 (Announcement of paper No. 28).
 17th European meeting of Statisticians, Thessaloniki, 1987 (Announcement of paper No. 11).
 20th European meeting of Statisticians, University of Bath, United Kingdom, 1992 (Announcement of paper No. 30).
 49th Session of the International Statistical Institute Firenze, Italy, 1993 (Announcement of papers No. 31 & 32).
 Panhellenic Conferences in Statistics: 1990 (Ioannina), 1991 (Patras), 1992 (Volos), 1993 (Thessaloniki), 1994 (Nicosia  Cyprus), 1997 (Piraeus), 2000 (Florina), 2002 (Ioannina) with announcements, 2003 (Kavala), 2004 (Lefkada), 2005 (Rhodes), 2006 (Kastoria).
 Delivery of lectures and participation in research seminars and lectures delivered by domestic and foreign scientists at the University of Ioannina.


RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS

DISSERTATIONS
 Ferentinos, K. (1979). Measures of information and their properties. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina, Greece, 1979.


PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL REFEREED JOURNALS
 New parametric measures of information (with T. Papaioannou). Information and Control (1981), Vol. 51, No. 3, 193208.
 On Tchebycheff's type inequalities. Trabajos
de Estatistica Y de Investigacion Operativa (1982),
Vol. 33, 125132.
 Information in experiments and sufficiency (with T. Papaioannou). Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference (1982), 6, 309317.
 Convexity of measures of information and loss of information due to grouping of observations (with T. Papaioannou). Journal of Combinatorics, Information and System Sciences (1983), 8, 286294.
 Note on the use of Cramér  Rao inequality for finding UMVUE. Metron (1984), XLII, 127131.
 Additivity and conditional information for parametric measures of information. Metron (1986), XLIVN. 14, 6982.
 Discrete approximations to the Cziszar, Rényi and Fisher measures of information (with K. Zografos and T. Papaioannou). The Canadian Journal of Statistics (1986), 14 (4), 355366.
 Shortest confidence intervals and UMVU estimators for families of distributions involving truncation parameters. Metrika (1987), 34, 341359.
 On shortest confidence intervals and their relation with UMVU estimators. Statistical
Papers (1988), 29, 5975.
 Limiting properties of measures of information (with K. Zografos and T. Papaioannou). Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (1989), 41 (3), 451460.
 Order preserving property of measures of information (with K. Zografos and T. Papaioannou). Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods (1989), 18, 26472656.
 On shortest confidence intervals for families of distributions involving truncation parameters. The American Statistician (1990), 44 (2), 167168.
 Shortest confidence interval estimation for families of distributions involving two truncation parameters (with S. Kourouklis). Metrika (1990), 37, 353363.
 Minimum variance unbiased estimation in doubly Type II censored samples from families of distributions involving two truncation parameters. Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods (1990) 19 (3), 847856.
 Ödivergence statistics: sampling properties and multinomial goodness of fit and divergence tests (with K. Zografos and T. Papaioannou). Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods (1990), 19 (5), 17851802.
 An Information theoretic argument for the validity of the exponential model (with K. Zografos). Metrika (1994), 41, 102119.
 Discretization of (h,ö)divergences (with T. Papaioannou, L. Menendez and M. Salicru). Information
Sciences (1994), 77, 351358.
 Discretization problems on generalized entropies and Rdivergences (with K. Zografos, L. Pardo and D. Morales). Kybernetika (1994), 30 (4), 445460.
 Information and random censoring (with Ch. Tsairidis and T. Papaioannou). Information
Sciences (1996), 92, 159174.
 Fisher's information matrix and ödivergence for finite and optimal partitions of the sample space (with Ch. Tsairidis and K. Zografos). Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods (1997), 26 (9), 22712289.
 Information in quantal response data and random censoring (with Ch. Tsairidis, K. Zografos and T. Papaioannou). Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (2001), 53 (3), 528542.
 On the Role of Semielastisity in Statistics (with D. Hatzinikolaou). The American Statistician (2004), 58 (2), 150151.
 On Two Forms of Fishers Measure of Information (with T. Papaioannou). Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods (2005), 34, 14611470.
 More on Shortest and Equal Tails Confidence Intervals (with K. Karakostas). Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods (2006), 35, 821829.
 Some information theoretic ideas useful in statistical inference (with Ch. Tsairidis and T. Papaioannou). Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability (2007), 9, 307323.


PROCEEDINGS, CORRIGENDUM AND LETTER
 Loss of information due to groupings (with T. Papaioannou). Transactions of the Eighth Prague Conference on Information Theory, Statistical Decision Functions and Random Processes, Prague 1978, Vol. C, 8794.
 Statistical and non statistical measures of information (with T. Papaioannou). Advances
in Communications. D. Lainiotis and N. Tzannes (Eds.) (1980). Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, 6976.
 Corrigenda, American Statistician, Feb. 1979, Vol. 33, No. 1, 37.
 Recent results on statistical information theory. 20th European Meeting of Statisticians (with T. Papaioannou and K. Zografos). Bath EMS 1992, 215.
 Recent trends in statistical information theory (with T. Papaioannou and K. Zografos). Bulletin
of the International Statistical Institute, 49th Session, Book 2 Firenze 1993, 283284.
 Measures of information and censoring (with K. Zografos, Ch. Tsairidis and T. Papaioannou). Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute, 49th Session, Book 2 Firenze 1993, 487488.
 Letter to the Editor (with S. Kourouklis). American Statistician, May 1994, Vol. 48 (2), 177.


OTHER PUBLICATIONS
 UMVUE and minimum length confidence intervals for distribution families involving truncation parameters. Proceedings of the 3rd Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Ioannina 1990, 198206.
 Information matrixes (The Fisher information matrix and others ...) (with T. Papaioannou). Proceedings of the 5th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Volos 1992, 248260.
 Information measures and censoring (with Ch. Tsairidis, K. Zografos and T. Papaioannou). Proceedings of the 6th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Thessaloniki 1993, 361371.
 Minimization of Fisher's information measure and exponential distribution family (with K. Zografos). Proceedings of the 7th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Nicosia  Cyprus 1994, 294302.
 Information, Censoring and Categorical Data (with T. Papaioannou and Ch. Tsairidis). Proceedings of the 10th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Piraeus 1997, 517528.
 Discretized Information: loss, estimate, asymptotic properties (with K. Zografos and Ch. Tsairidis). Proceedings of the 10th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Piraeus 1997, 687694.
 Is Fisher's information number a statistical information measure? (with T. Papaioannou). Proceedings of the 13th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Florina 2000, 445453.
 BayesFisher information measure (with T. Papaioannou). Proceedings of the 15th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Ioannina 2002, 639645.


BOOKS
 Biomathematics (with Professor T. Papaioannou), Ioannina 1998, University of Ioannina (in Greek).
 Elements of Biostatistics (with Professor T. Papaioannou), (Translation into Greek of P. Leaverton'8:09 ìì 30/12/2011s book A review of Biostatistics), Athens 1983, Litsas Medical Publications.
 Mathematical Statistics (with Professor T. Papaioannou), IoanninaPiraeus 2002, Second Edition, Stamoulis Publications (in Greek).
 Medical Statistics and Elements of Biomathematics (with Professor T. Papaioannou), IoanninaPiraeus 2002, Second Edition, Stamoulis Publications (in Greek).
 Exponential distribution family  Bayes Theory (handwritten notes), Ioannina 2005, University of Ioannina (in Greek).

