Details are in my web page: http://www.aueb.gr/users/nikos/
2000 - 2004: PhD in
Statistics, University of Nottingham, UK
Thesis title: “Bayesian Inference for Stochastic Epidemic Models using
Markov chain Monte
Available online at: http://etheses.nottingham.ac.uk/archive/00000078/
in Statistics, Athens
University of Economics
and Business, Greece & Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Thesis title: “Monte Carlo Techniques in Pricing Financial Derivatives”
1996 BSc in Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece
ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
Jan 2012 -
Lecturer, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece
Jan 2009 -
Jan 2012 Lecturer, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
2006 - Dec 2008 Investigator
Scientist, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK
2003 - Sep 2006 Career Development Fellow, MRC
Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK
OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Collaborator, WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Bacteriology,
Parasitology, Zoonoses & Geographical Medicine, University of
NON ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
1996 - 1998 During my
service I was engaged in meteorological observation and weather map
21. Demiris N, Lunn D, and Sharples L.D., (2013) Survival Extrapolation using the Poly-Weibull model. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, to appear, available on-line at DOI.
20. N. Papanikolaou, P. Milonas,
Y. Matsinos, (2013) Temperature-Dependent Development, Survival, Longevity and Fecundity of
(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106(2): 228-234.
19. P. Simitzis, D. Veis, N. Demiris, M.A. Charismiadou, A. Ayoutanti and S.
Deligeorgis, (2013) The effects of the light regimen imposed during lactation on the performance and behaviour of sows and their litters. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 144: 116– 120.
18. G. Maniatis, N. Demiris, A. Kranis, G. Banos and A. Kominakis, (2013) Model comparison and estimation of
genetic parameters for body weight in commercial broilers. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 93(1)67-77.
17. A. Al-Waeli, E. Zoidis, A. C. Pappas, N. Demiris, G. Zervas and K. Fegeros, (2013) The role of organic selenium in cadmium toxicity: Effects on broiler performance and health status. Animal 7(3):386-393.
16. G. Maniatis, N. Demiris, A. Kranis, G. Banos and A. Kominakis, (2013) Genetic analysis of sexual dimorphism of body weight in broilers. Journal of Applied Genetics. 54(1):61-70.
15. P. Simitzis, M. Petrou, N. Demiris and S.
Deligeorgis, (2012) Effect of pre-weaning temporary isolation within different age periods on the early post-weaning behaviour of juveline lambs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 141:43-48.
14. Kantzoura V, Kouam M.K, Demiris N, Feidas H, and Theodoropoulos G, (2011) Risk
factors and geospatial modelling for the presence of Fasciola
hepatica infection in sheep and goat farms in the Greek temperate
Mediterranean environment. Parasitology. 138:926-938.
13. Wang Q, MA, Rogers C.A, Bonser R.S, Banner
N.R, Demiris N, and Sharples L. D, (2011) Assessing the
benefit of accepting a
single lung offer now compared to waiting for a
subsequent double lung offer. Transplantation. 91(8):921-926.
12. Pappas A.C, Zoidis E, Georgiou C.A, Demiris N, Surai P.F, and Fegeros K, (2011) Influence of organic selenium
supplementation on the accumulation of toxic and essential trace
elements involved in the antioxidant system of chicken. Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A. 28(4):446-454.
11. Baguelin M, Newton J.R, Demiris N, Daly
J, Mumford J. A, and Wood J. L. N, (2010) Control of equine
influenza: scenario testing using a realistic meta-population model
of spread. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 7:67-79.
10. Stoica, S., Goldsmith, K. A.,
Demiris, N., Punjabi, P., Berg, G., Sharples,
L. D., and Large, S. (2010) Microsimulation and clinical outcomes analysis
support a lower age threshold for use of biological valves. Heart. 96:1730-1736.
9. Symeon G, Zintilas C, Demiris N, Bizelis I, and Deligeorgis S. G,
(2010) Effects of Oregano Essential Oil Dietary Supplementation on the
Feeding and Drinking Behaviour as well as the Activity of Broilers. International Journal of Poultry Science. 9(4):401-405.
8. Goldsmith, K. A.,
Demiris, N., Gooi, J. H., Sharples,
L. D., Jenkins, D. P., Dhital, K. K. and Tsui, S. S. L. (2009)
Life-Years Gained by Reducing Donor Heart Ischemic Times. Transplantation.
7. Sharples LD, Cafferty F, Demiris N,
Freeman C, Dyer M, Banner N, Birks EJ,
Large SR, Tsui S, Caine N and Buxton M (2007),
Evaluation of the Clinical Effectiveness of the Ventricular Assist
in the United Kingdom (EVAD-UK). Journal
of Heart and Lung Transplant (Vol. 26, Issue 1) pp. 9-15.
LD, Buxton M, Caine N, Cafferty F, Demiris N, Dyer M and Freeman C,
of the ventricular assist device programme in the UK, Health Technology Assessment; Vol
10: number 48, available at http://www.hta.ac.uk/1256
5. Sharples LD, Dyer M, Cafferty F, Demiris N, Freeman C,
Banner NR, Large SR, Tsui S, Caine N, Buxton M (2006)
of Ventricular Assist Device Use in the United Kingdom: Results From
Evaluation of Ventricular Assist Device Programme in the UK (EVAD-UK). Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
(Vol. 25, Issue 11) pp. 1336-1343.
4. Demiris N, and O’Neill P.D, (2006) Computation of
final outcome probabilities for the generalised stochastic epidemic. Statistics
and Computing 16, 309-317.
3. Demiris N, and Sharples L.D, (2006) Bayesian Evidence
Synthesis to extrapolate Survival estimates in Cost-Effectiveness
in Medicine 25(11), 1960-1975.
2. Demiris N, and O’Neill P.D, (2005) Bayesian Inference
for Stochastic Multitype
Epidemics in structured populations via random graphs. Journal of the Royal
Statistical Society Series B 67, 731-745.
1. Demiris N, and O’Neill P.D, (2005) Bayesian Inference
for Epidemics with two levels of mixing. The Scandinavian Journal of
Demiris (2009), Discussion on Rue et al, Journal of the Royal
Statistical Society Series B 71, 319-392.
Demiris and Papaspiliopoulos (2008) Diffusion-driven models
for Physiological Processes. In the edited volume of the International Workshop in
Applied Probability (IWAP) 2008
A fast route to my citations is through Google scholar. They exclude paper number 7 due to a typo.
Lefkopoulou Award from the Greek Statistical Institute for the best PhD
in the area of Biostatistics/Statistics among Greek students for the
I am a statistical advisor for PLoS
I was on the editorial board of Statistical Communications in Infectious Diseases from its inception until October 2012.
I have refereed papers for the following
journals: Annals of Applied Statistics, Biometrics, Biometrika, Canadian
Journal of Statistics, Circulation, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Biological Systems, Journal of Mathematical Biology,
of the Royal Statistical
Society Series A, B and C, Mathematical
Medicine and Biology, PLoS
Medicine, Statistics and Computing and Statistics
Oct 2011 -
Co-Supervisor (with Zafeiris Abas being the 1st supervisor) of
PhD student Valantis Malesios, Democritus University of Thrace
May 2009 - Oct 2012 Co-Supervisor (with Antonis Kominakis being the 1st supervisor) of
PhD student Makis Maniatis, Agricultural University of Athens
2006 - Jul 2010 Co-Supervisor (with Linda Sharples being the 1st supervisor) of
PhD student Qing Wang, University of
I've also been a member in a number of advisory committes for PhD, MSc and undergraduate students.
2003-2008 While at the MRC-Biostatistics Unit I was under the
Unit's "core funding" which covered travel expenses, computer equipment
etc. Where possible I applied for additional funding, including a small
135) monetary award for financial assistance to attend the 2006 Isaac
Stochastic Computation for the Analysis of Ecological and
Epidemiological Data and a € 250 award for partial
financial assistance to attend the 2006 Valencia / ISBA 8th World
on Bayesian Statistics.
year Research Scholarship Award by the UK Engineering and Physical
2012 - Department
of Statistics, Athens University of Economics and Business
Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including courses on Biostatistics and Survival Analysis.
2009 - Department
of Medicine, University of Crete
Teaching the postgraduate course Epidemic Models, part of the MSc in Infectious Diseases
2009 - Department
of Animal Science, Agricultural University of Athens
Teaching the postgraduate course Biostatistics. Also involved in undergraduate teaching during 2009-2012
2004 - 2007 Department
of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of
Supervisions (tutorials) for Principles of Statistics (3rd
year), Statistical Modelling (3rd year) and Probability IA (1st
2000 - 2003 School of
Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham
Demonstrating and marking for various first and second year Probability
and Statistics modules including Probability Techniques, Statistical
and Methods, Decision Making under Uncertainty and Linear Models.
I am a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
and the Greek Statistical Institute
2009- Member of the Organising/Scientific Committee of Greek Stochastics
2005-2008: Seminar Organiser in the MRC Biostatistics Unit
2009 - 2012 Member in various committees at the Agricultural University of Athens
At Universities and Research Centres (invited
18th March 2011, Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious
Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
8th October 2010, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
22nd October 2009, Department of Mathematics, Universitat of Athens, Athens, Greece.
8th October 2009, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
2nd October 2009, Department of Statistics, London School of Economics, London, UK.
17th March 2009,
Faculty of Business and
Economics, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
11th April 2008, School of
Science, University College Dublin,
7th February 2008, Institute of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial
Science, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
3rd October 2007, School of Mathematics, University of
Manchester, Manchester, UK.
June 2006, School of
Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Infectious Diseases Consortium, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
24th February 2006, Department of
and Statistics, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK.
May 2004, Health Protection Agency, London, UK.
Various internal presentations in the meetings of the Epidemics Group
the University of Nottingham and
in the MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge.
Flexible Stochastic Modelling of Growth Processes with Applications,
Poster presentation, Bayesian methods in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, December 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
On the Epidemic of Financial Crises. InFER2011, March 2011, Warwick, UK.
Invited Mini-Course on Epidemics: Stochastic Modelling and Statistical Inference, Greek Stochastics β', August 2010, Lefkada, Greece.
Invited Discussant of Cross-country Causes and Consequences of the 2008 Crisis: International Linkages and American Exposure, CFAP conference on Interconnections in Financial Markets, March 2010, Cambridge, UK.
On the Epidemic of Financial Crises. 7th World Congress in
Probability and Statistics, July 2008, Singapore
Extrapolation, 28th ISCB, July 2007, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
Hierarchical Stochastic Pharmacokinetic Models,
Poster presentation, 28th ISCB, July 2007, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
Survival Extrapolation in Cost-Effectiveness
Conference, July 2006, Montreal, Canada.
Bayesian Semiparametric Survival Models in Health Economics, Poster
presented at the 8th Valencia International Meeting on Bayesian
Statistics, June 2006, Benidorm, Spain.
Bayesian inference for stochastic multitype epidemics via random
25th European Meeting of
Statisticians, July 2005, Oslo, Norway.
Bayesian Inference for Stochastic Epidemic Models using Markov chain
Monte Carlo Methods,
Invited Talk at the ESI
Meeting, May 2005, Rhodes, Greece.
Bayesian Evidence Synthesis to extrapolate Survival estimates in
Cost-Effectiveness Studies, Young
Statisticians Meeting 2005, Dublin, Ireland.
Survival Models, Poster presented at the fourth Workshop on
Bayesian Nonparametrics: Methodology, Theory
and Applications, June 2004, Rome, Italy.
Bayesian Inference for Epidemics with two levels of mixing, ESI
Meeting, April 2004, Lefkada, Greece.
Bayesian Inference for
Stochastic Epidemic Models with Two Levels of Mixing, Poster presented
at the Seventh
Valencia International Meeting on Bayesian Statistics, June 2002,
Bayesian Inference for Epidemics with two levels of mixing, Young
Statisticians Meeting 2002, Edinburgh, UK.
Bayesian inference for household epidemic models with two levels of
mixing, Invited Talk, TMR
Workshop on Computationally Intensive Statistical Methods, 9-11
December 2001, Lancaster, UK.
Bayesian Inference for Stochastic Epidemic Models, Research Students
Conference 2001, Newcastle, UK.
Resident Tutor, Florence Boot Hall,
University of Nottingham, 2000-2003
Member of the Basketball Team,
University of Nottingham, 2000-2003
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