DIMITRIS N. POLITIS
Distinguished Professor

Birth Place/Year: Athens, Greece; 1960
Marital Status: Married; two children
Citizenship: U.S./Greek

Education

1990 Stanford University, Ph.D. in Statistics.
1990 Stanford University, M.S. in Statistics.
1989 Stanford University, M.S. in Mathematics.
1985 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S. in Computer and Systems Engineering.
1984 University of Patras, B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Positions

2016-present Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics; also affiliated with the Department of Economics, University of California at San Diego.
2001-2016 Professor, Department of Mathematics, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, University of California at San Diego.
2014 (Summer) John-von-Neumann Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
1997-2001 Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California at San Diego.
1999 (Fall) Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economics and Business.
1995-1997 Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus.
1995-1996 Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Purdue University (on leave).
1990-1995 Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Purdue University.

Editorial Work

Conferences and Workshops

Professional Service

Professional Associations

Institute of Mathematical Statistics (Fellow), American Statistical Association (Fellow), The Econometric Society, International Society for NonParametric Statistics (Co-founder).

Grants and Awards

2016 Principal investigator, NSF grant DMS 16-13026, `Computer-intensive methods for nonparametric analysis of dependent data'.
2013 Awarded the Econometric Theory Multa Scripsit Award.
2013 Principal investigator, NSF grant DMS 13-08319, `Computer-intensive methods for nonparametric time series analysis'.
2013 Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study, Technische Universitaet Muenchen.
2012 Co-Principal investigator, NSF grant DMS 12-23137, `ATD: Detection of Clusters in Spatial Data and Images'.
2012 Awarded the Tjalling C. Koopmans Econometric Theory Prize 2009-2011 for the paper "Higher-Order Accurate, Positive Semi-Definite Estimation of Large-Sample Covariance and Spectral Density Matrices," Econometric Theory, Vol. 27, No. 4, August 2011, pp. 703-744.
2012 Principal investigator, NSF Grant DMS-12-06522, `First Conference of the International Society for NonParametric Statistics (ISNPS)', Chalkidiki, Greece, June 15-19, 2012.
2011 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for the project "Model-free Prediction and Regression".
2011 Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Citation reads: ``For path-breaking research in nonparametric statistics, for outstanding applications of this methodology to time series analysis, resampling, subsampling, and function estimation; and for exemplary leadership and service to the profession, especially for conference organization and prolific editorial work.''
2010 Principal investigator, NSF Grant DMS-10-07513, `Computer-intensive methods for nonparametric time series analysis'.
2008 Principal investigator, NSA Grant MSPF-08IC-016, "Workshop on Bootstrap for Time Series", Kaiserslautern, Germany, June 5-6, 2008.
2007 Principal investigator, NSF Grant DMS-07-06732, `Computer-intensive methods for nonparametric time series analysis'.
2005 Honorary Fellow of the European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering and its Financial Forecasting (F2) Section.
2004 Principal investigator, NSF Grant SES-04-18136, funded jointly by the Economics and Statistics Divisions of NSF, `Topics on bootstrap methods for time series'.
2004 Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Citation reads: ``Prof. Politis received the award for innovative methodology in the analysis of time series and models of spatial dependence, as well as groundbreaking theory in nonparametric statistics".
2002 Principal investigator, NSF Grant DMS-02-06912, `International Conference on Recent Advances and Trends in Nonparametric Statistics'.
2001 Principal investigator, NSF Grant DMS-01-04059, `Computer-intensive methods for nonparametric time series analysis'.
1999 Recipient, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Reviewer award.
1997 Principal investigator, NSF Grant DMS-97-03964, `Computer-intensive methods for the statistical analysis of dependent data'.
1996 Co-principal investigator, PENED award from the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Greek Government, `New approaches in ARCH modelling and stochastic volatility for multivariate time series'.
1994 Principal investigator, NSF Grant DMS-94-04329, `Computer-intensive methods for the statistical analysis of time series and random fields'.
1993 Principal investigator, NSF Grant DMS-93-19944, `First North American New Researchers Meeting, August 4-7, 1993, Berkeley'.
1993 Principal investigator, NSA Grant 93C-188, `First North American New Researchers Meeting, August 4-7, 1993, Berkeley'.
1991 Co-principal investigator, NSF Grant DMS-91-05850, `Mathematical Sciences Computing Research Environments'.
1984 Recipient, `Scholastic Achievement Award', Technical Chamber of Greece.
1984 Recipient, Bodosakis Foundation Scholarship, Athens, Greece.

Publications

Author/co-author of over 100 technical papers (see list at: www.math.ucsd.edu/~politis/DPpublication.html) and of the monographs:
SUBSAMPLING, D.N. Politis, J.P. Romano, M. Wolf, Springer, New York, 1999.
MODEL-FREE PREDICTION AND REGRESSION: A TRANSFORMATION-BASED APPROACH TO INFERENCE, Springer, New York, 2015.

Seminar Talks

Invited speaker for seminar talks worldwide (see partial list at: www.math.ucsd.edu/~politis/DPtalks.html).

Biographical Listings

Who's Who in the World, 13th ed., Who's Who in America, 49th ed., (Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in the Midwest), Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century, American Men and Women of Science, Men of Achievement.

Expertise

Time Series Analysis, Bootstrap Resampling and Subsampling for Dependent Observations, Spatial Statistics, Random Fields and Point Processes, Information Theory and Signal Processing, Nonparametric Function Estimation, Spectral and Probability Density Estimation, Model-free Prediction and Regresion, Econometric Analysis of Financial Time Series.

Consulting

Consulting activities for the most part have focused on the statistical analysis and prediction of financial time series. Past projects also include problems from engineering, biophysics, marketing, litigation, etc.


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