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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 (1998-2009), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
  • Associate Professor of Statistics (1990-1998), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
  • Assistant Professor of Statistics (1984-1990), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
  • Lecturer of Statistics (1982-1984), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
  • Tutor of Statistics (1980-1982), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
  • Assistant (1973-1979), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
  • Research Associate (1972-1973), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina


ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS
  • Chairman (2007-2009), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
  • Vice-Chairman (1997-1999 and 1999-2001), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
  • Director of Postgraduate Studies (2005-2007), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
  • Director of Probability, Statistics & Operational Research Section (1993-1994, 1995-1996 and 2005-2006), Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina
  • Member of the Senate (1993-1995 and 2007-2009), University of Ioannina
  • Member of the Research Committee (2006-2008), University of Ioannina
  • Member of the Postgraduate Studies Committee in "Biostatistics" (1999-2009), 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 Co-Researcher 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
  1. 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
  1. New parametric measures of information (with T. Papaioannou). Information and Control (1981), Vol. 51, No. 3, 193-208.
  2. On Tchebycheff's type inequalities. Trabajos de Estatistica Y de Investigacion Operativa (1982), Vol. 33, 125-132.
  3. Information in experiments and sufficiency (with T. Papaioannou). Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference (1982), 6, 309-317.
  4. 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, 286-294.
  5. Note on the use of Cramér - Rao inequality for finding UMVUE. Metron (1984), XLII, 127-131.
  6. Additivity and conditional information for parametric measures of information. Metron (1986), XLIV-N. 1-4, 69-82.
  7. 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), 355-366.
  8. Shortest confidence intervals and UMVU estimators for families of distributions involving truncation parameters. Metrika (1987), 34, 341-359.
  9. On shortest confidence intervals and their relation with UMVU estimators. Statistical Papers (1988), 29, 59-75.
  10. Limiting properties of measures of information (with K. Zografos and T. Papaioannou). Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (1989), 41 (3), 451-460.
  11. Order preserving property of measures of information (with K. Zografos and T. Papaioannou). Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods (1989), 18, 2647-2656.
  12. On shortest confidence intervals for families of distributions involving truncation parameters. The American Statistician (1990), 44 (2), 167-168.
  13. Shortest confidence interval estimation for families of distributions involving two truncation parameters (with S. Kourouklis). Metrika (1990), 37, 353-363.
  14. 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), 847-856.
  15. -divergence 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), 1785-1802.
  16. An Information theoretic argument for the validity of the exponential model (with K. Zografos). Metrika (1994), 41, 102-119.
  17. Discretization of (h,)-divergences (with T. Papaioannou, L. Menendez and M. Salicru). Information Sciences (1994), 77, 351-358.
  18. Discretization problems on generalized entropies and R-divergences (with K. Zografos, L. Pardo and D. Morales). Kybernetika (1994), 30 (4), 445-460.
  19. Information and random censoring (with Ch. Tsairidis and T. Papaioannou). Information Sciences (1996), 92, 159-174.
  20. Fisher's information matrix and -divergence for finite and optimal partitions of the sample space (with Ch. Tsairidis and K. Zografos). Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods (1997), 26 (9), 2271-2289.
  21. 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), 528-542.
  22. On the Role of Semielastisity in Statistics (with D. Hatzinikolaou). The American Statistician (2004), 58 (2), 150-151.
  23. On Two Forms of Fishers Measure of Information (with T. Papaioannou). Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods (2005), 34, 1461-1470.
  24. More on Shortest and Equal Tails Confidence Intervals (with K. Karakostas). Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods (2006), 35, 821-829.
  25. Some information theoretic ideas useful in statistical inference (with Ch. Tsairidis and T. Papaioannou). Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability (2007), 9, 307-323.

PROCEEDINGS, CORRIGENDUM AND LETTER
  1. 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, 87-94.
  2. Statistical and non statistical measures of information (with T. Papaioannou). Advances in Communications. D. Lainiotis and N. Tzannes (Eds.) (1980). Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, 69-76.
  3. Corrigenda, American Statistician, Feb. 1979, Vol. 33, No. 1, 37.
  4. Recent results on statistical information theory. 20th European Meeting of Statisticians (with T. Papaioannou and K. Zografos). Bath EMS 1992, 215.
  5. Recent trends in statistical information theory (with T. Papaioannou and K. Zografos). Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute, 49th Session, Book 2 Firenze 1993, 283-284.
  6. 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, 487-488.
  7. Letter to the Editor (with S. Kourouklis). American Statistician, May 1994, Vol. 48 (2), 177.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
  1. UMVUE and minimum length confidence intervals for distribution families involving truncation parameters. Proceedings of the 3rd Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Ioannina 1990, 198-206.
  2. Information matrixes (The Fisher information matrix and others ...) (with T. Papaioannou). Proceedings of the 5th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Volos 1992, 248-260.
  3. Information measures and censoring (with Ch. Tsairidis, K. Zografos and T. Papaioannou). Proceedings of the 6th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Thessaloniki 1993, 361-371.
  4. Minimization of Fisher's information measure and exponential distribution family (with K. Zografos). Proceedings of the 7th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Nicosia - Cyprus 1994, 294-302.
  5. Information, Censoring and Categorical Data (with T. Papaioannou and Ch. Tsairidis). Proceedings of the 10th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Piraeus 1997, 517-528.
  6. Discretized Information: loss, estimate, asymptotic properties (with K. Zografos and Ch. Tsairidis). Proceedings of the 10th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Piraeus 1997, 687-694.
  7. Is Fisher's information number a statistical information measure? (with T. Papaioannou). Proceedings of the 13th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Florina 2000, 445-453.
  8. Bayes-Fisher information measure (with T. Papaioannou). Proceedings of the 15th Panhellenic Conference in Statistics, Ioannina 2002, 639-645.

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