Ioannis (Yiannis)


Assistant Professor

School of Mathematics & Statistical Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ. 85287-1804


Office: PSA 739

Office Hours: Tue Thu 3:00-5:00

Email: yiannis76 at asu dot edu


About Me:

I recently joined SoMSS at ASU as an Assistant Professor in (applied) Statistics. Prior to joining ASU I worked for 3 years as a postdoc researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (Intelligent Transportation group, Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences department); my work at IBM was mostly related to the development of the (vehicular) traffic prediction tool.

Before joining IBM Research, I worked as a postdoc researcher at Cornell University (2008-2010; advisor: Oliver Gao), as a visiting lecturer at the department of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete (2007-2008) and as a research associate at IACM-FORTH (1999-2008). My PhD was in Mathematical Economics/Finance, (University of Crete, 2007), my MSc in Statistics (Athens University of Economics and Business, 2000) and my BSc in Mathematics (University of Crete, 1998).

A recent CV can be found here. Click here for my Google Scholar profile.



A significant part of my research focuses on nonlinear spatial time series models and applications in network (especially vehicular) flows. While at IBM, I received a best paper award at TRB's Transportation Forecasting Competition (2013), an IBM Invention  Achievement Award (2012), and I was part of IBM's team that won a prize for the second best solutions in two traffic forecasting tasks (Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation, IEEE ICDM Conference, 2010).  

As an applied statistician, I collaborate with researchers from a wide variety of disciplines, including transportation and environmental engineering, remote sensing, bioinformatics, regional economics, spatial econometrics, epidemiology and others.


Fall 2013: STP 420 Applied Statistics

Spring 2014: STP 530 Applied Linear Models

Fall 2014: STP 598 Computational Statistics