The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) at UC San Diego has announced Professor Dimitris Politis as a HDSI Chancellor’s Endowed Chair, the second of ten chair-holders who are being honored for outstanding research scholarship and contributions to UC San Diego and the larger data science community. As an associate director of HDSI and Distinguished Professor of mathematics, his work investigates computer-intensive statistical methods, nonparametric statistics and econometrics, and time series analysis with the goal of developing a general approach for statistical inference without model restrictions.
Dimitris Politis is an internationally-renowned scholar in mathematics and economics, having worked extensively on time series analysis, bootstrap methods, and nonparametric estimation, a world-leading researcher with authorship of over 100 journal papers and monographs. (He was IMS Bulletin Editor from 2011–13.) Politis earned his PhD in statistics from Stanford University, and dual masters’ degrees from Stanford in statistics and mathematics. He also holds a master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in computer and systems engineering, and his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Patras in Greece. See www.math.ucsd.edu/~politis