Tassos Christofides was on Wednesday elected new rector of the University of Cyprus.
He takes up his duties on December 16, succeeding Constantinos Christofides.
The new rector was elected with 199 votes to Effstathios Paparodis’ 158 in the second and third round.
In the first round he received 154, Antonis Kakas received 55, Paparadotis 123 and Panos Razis 36.
Christofides is a Professor of Mathematics. He pursued his undergraduate studies in Maths at University of Athens (1983), followed by graduate studies at John Hopkins University, USA (MSE 1985, PhD, 1987). He has taught at Binghamton University, New York (1987-1991) and UCY (1991-).
He is associate editor of the the journals Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, Communication in Statistics – Computation and Simulation, Journal of Statistic Theory and Practice, Statistics and Probability Letters.