Christos Merkatas


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About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics at the University of the Aegean.

Previous positions

From May 2020 until January 2024, I was postdoctoral researcher at Aalto university working in Prof. Simo Särkkä’s group. Previous to this I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg MD, USA) working with Dr. Antonio Possolo. Before joining NIST, I was doing my PhD (thesis title: Bayesian nonparametrics and Applications) in the Department of Mathematics, Division of Statistics at University of the Aegean, Greece under the supervision of Prof. Spyros Hatjispyros.

Further back in time, I received a MSc in Statistics from the same department and I studied Mathematics at the University of Patras, Greece with a specialization on Computational Mathematics and Informatics.

Research interests

My research interests lie in Bayesian nonparametrics, Applied Stochastic Differential Equations, MCMC algorithms and stochastic dynamic systems.


I am teaching the following two courses in the spring semester (2024):

  1. Introduction to Bayesian statistics
  2. Nonparametric statistics


If you want to contact me, please send me an e-mail: cmerkatas “at” aegean “dot” gr.

Tel: +302273082331