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Scholarly biography

I graduated with a BSc in Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2003 and I received an MSc in Applied Statistics from the University of Piraeus in 2006. From 2006 till 2011, I studied for my Ph.D. in Statistics at the University of Florida, USA.

Upon completion of my doctoral studies in August 2011, I returned to Europe where I worked for two years as a joint postdoc fellow at the European Bioinformatics Institute and at the University of Cambridge. I continued working as a Research Associate at the Statistics and Computational Biology group for another two years prior moving to the University of Brighton in 2015.

Research interests

Broadly speaking, my research interests and activity falls within the areas of biostatistics, categorical data analysis, high-dimensional statistics and statistical genetics focusing on statistical methods for multivariate or high-dimensional data. In particular, I am interested in developing regression techniques for correlated responses, estimation methods of large covariance matrices and hypothesis testing procedures in high-dimensional settings. Although my research is motivated by cross-disciplinary collaborations with biologists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists and doctors, it finds application in a wide range of studies, including studies in social sciences, health studies and omics-studies among others. I disseminate the developed methods in R packages that are contributed to the R-CRAN and Bioconductor projects.

Approach to teaching

I have taught a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate statistical modules at the University of Brighton, including both specialised and non-specialised audiences. I insist more on the understanding of statistical concepts rather than on the memorisation of technical details and thus encouraging independent critical thinking. I also include contemporary statistical software, such as R and SAS, in my teaching material to help students develop soft skills that tend to be helpful in their future career.

Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supervising postgraduate research students in categorical data analysis, multivariate analysis and high-dimensional statistics. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Florida

20062011

Master, University of Piraeus

20032006

Bachelor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

19982003

External positions

Committee Member (BIR), British and Irish Region of the International Biometric Society

20192021

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Marginal Model Mathematics
Model Specification Mathematics
Cognition Medicine & Life Sciences
High-dimensional Mathematics
Statistical Genetics Mathematics
Odds Ratio Medicine & Life Sciences
Binary Mathematics
Biostatistics Mathematics

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Research Output 2003 2019

The efficacy of Euler diagrams and linear diagrams for visualizing set cardinality using proportions and numbers

Stapleton, G., Chapman, P., Rodgers, P., Touloumis, A., Blake, A. & Delaney, A., 28 Mar 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 3, e0211234.

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Presence and Absence of Individuals in Diagrammatic Logics: An Empirical Comparison

Stapleton, G., Blake, A., Burton, J. & Touloumis, A., 20 Feb 2017, In : Studia Logica. 105, 4, p. 787-815 29 p.

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Cognition
Research

The Efficacy of OWL and DL on User Understanding of Axioms and Their Entailments

Alharbi, E., Howse, J., Stapleton, G., Hamie, A. & Touloumis, A., 4 Oct 2017, ISWC2017 The 16th International Semantic Web Conference. Vienna: Springer, p. 20-36 17 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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Ontology

Visual Logics Help People: An Evaluation of Diagrammatic, Textual and Symbolic Notations

Alharbi, E., Howse, J., Stapleton, G., Hamie, A. & Touloumis, A., 17 Dec 2017, IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2017. USA: IEEE, p. 0-0 1 p.

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Ontology

HDTD: analyzing multi-tissue gene expression data

Touloumis, A., Marioni, J. C. & Tavaré, S., 7 Jun 2016, In : Bioinformatics.

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Gene Expression
Gene Expression Profiling
Genes
Genotype
Research Personnel

Activities 2010 2019

  • 4 Membership of professional body
  • 1 Personal board membership of professional/academic bodies

British and Irish Region of the International Biometric Society (External organisation)

Anestis Touloumis (Member)
20192021

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesPersonal board membership of professional/academic bodies

Statistical Modelling Society (External organisation)

Anestis Touloumis (Member)
2013 → …

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body

Institute of Mathematical Statistics (External organisation)

Anestis Touloumis (Member)
2012 → …

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body

International Biometric Society (External organisation)

Anestis Touloumis (Member)
2010 → …

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body

American Statistical Association (External organisation)

Anestis Touloumis (Member)
2010 → …

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body