Mr Pavlos Kolias
Κολέγιο CITY College
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Mr Pavlos Kolias


Academic Position


Academic Qualifications

MSc in Statistics and Modelling, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

BSc in Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Office Strategakis Building, 24 Proxenou Koromila st.,6th floor
Office Hours

Monday 14:00 - 15:00 (L. Sofou 7th floor)
Tuesday 11:30 - 13:30 (L. Sofou 7th floor)
Also available via appointment


Pavlos Kolias holds a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Statistics and Modelling (with Distinction) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Currently, he is a final-year PhD candidate in the Department of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, working on the theory of non-homogeneous high-order semi-Markov systems. For his PhD studies, he has received two annual scholarships from the A.G. Leventis Foundation and two compensatory scholarships from the Department of Mathematics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has published research articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research at international conferences. His main interests include stochastic processes, probability theory, and statistics, with applications in Psychology, Sports science, and Health-related subjects. Finally, he is a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI).


Psychology Department


CPS1705 - Discovering Science

CPS2717 - Psychological Research Methods

CPS2718 - Statistics


CPS6707 - Introduction to Research Methods

CPS6708 - Research Methods

Business Administration and Economics Department


CBA1301 - Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance


CBA6110 - Business Strategy and Analytics

CBA6501 - Research Methods for Business

Research Interests

semi-Markov systems, time series analysis, stochastic simulation, biostatistics, probabilistic systems, mixed-effects modeling, statistical inference


Peer-reviewed journals

Papageorgiou, V. E., & Kolias, P. (2024). A novel epidemiologically informed particle filter for assessing epidemic phenomena. Application to the monkeypox outbreak of 2022. Inverse Problems, 40(3).

Alexidis, P., Kolias, P., Mentesidou, V., Topalidou, M., Kamperis, E., Giannouzakos, V., Efthymiadis, K., Bangeas, P., & Timotheadou, E. (2023). Investigating Predictive Factors of Dysphagia and Treatment Prolongation in Patients with Oral Cavity or Oropharyngeal Cancer Receiving Radiation Therapy Concurrently with Chemotherapy. Current Oncology, 30(5).

Psomas, T., Kolias, P., Teli, D., & Langer, S. (2023). Influence of indoor environmental quality and dwelling satisfaction aspects on overall satisfaction: Findings from a Swedish national survey. In E3S Web of Conferences (Vol. 396, p. 01033). EDP Sciences.

Kolias, P., & Pliafa, O. (2022). The Relationship between Quality of Life and Physical Exercise with Depression and Perceived Stress during the Second COVID-19 Lockdown in Greece. Psych, 4, 549-559.

Tsamos, P., Kolias, P., Lambropoulou, D., & Noli, F. (2022). Distribution and temporal variability of uranium and toxic metal(loid)s in snow and rainwater from an oil industry and urban area in Thessaloniki-Greece. Science of The Total Environment, 838(1).

Alexidis, P., Bangeas, P., Efthymiadis, K., Drevelegkas, K., & Kolias, P. (2022). Investigating factors associated to dysphagia and need for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in patients with head and neck cancer receiving radiation therapy. Journal of Cancer, 13(5).

Kolias, P. (2022). Applying Benford’s law to COVID-19 data: The case of the European Union. Journal of Public Health, 44(2).

Stavropoulos, N., Papadopoulou, A., & Kolias, P. (2021). Evaluating the Efficiency of Off-Ball Screens in Elite Basketball Teams via Second-Order Markov Modelling. Mathematics, 9(16).

Georgiou, A. C., Papadopoulou, A., Kolias, P., Palikrousis, H., & Farmakioti, E. (2021). On State Occupancies, First Passage Times and Duration in Non-Homogeneous Semi-Markov Chains. Mathematics, 9(15).

Kolias, P., Stavropoulos, N., Papadopoulou, A., & Kostakidis, T. (2021). Evaluating basketball player’s rotation line-ups performance via statistical markov chain modelling. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 17(1).

Stavropoulos, N., Kolias, P., Papadopoulou, A., & Stavropoulou, G. (2021). Game related predictors discriminating between winning and losing teams in preliminary, second and final round of basketball world cup 2019. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 21(3).

Kolias, P., & Papadopoulou, A. (2019). Investigating some attributes of periodicity in DNA sequences via semi-Markov modelling. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics. Volume: Stochastic Processes, Statistical Methods, and Engineering Mathematics — SPAS 2019, Västerås, Sweden, September 30 – October 2.

Noli, F., Papadopoulos, P., Kolias, P., Tsiridis, E., Papavasiliou, K., & Sayegh, F. (2019). Neutron activation analysis for determination of metal ions in biological fluids of patients after CoCrMo arthroplasty. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 322(2).


On the properties of inverted repeats and word frequencies in DNA sequences via semi-Markov modeling (Joint work with A. Papadopoulou and A.C. Georgiou), 10th International Workshop on Applied Probability (IWAP), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2023.

Markov modeling for the evaluation of basketball performance (Joint work with A. Papadopoulou and S.I. McClean), Stochastic Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis International Conference (SMTDA), Athens, Greece, 2022.

Statistical modeling for the evaluation of basketball performance (Joint work with A. Papadopoulou and N. Stavropoulos), AUEB Sports Analytics Workshop 2021 (SAW2021), Athens, Greece, 2021.

Investigating some attributes of quasi-periodicity in DNA sequences via semi-Markov modelling (Joint work with A. Papadopoulou), International Conference on Stochastic Processes and Algebraic Structures (SPAS2019), Västerås, Sweden, 2019.

Investigating some attributes of periodicity in DNA sequences via semi-Markov modelling (Joint work with A. Papadopoulou), 18th Conference of the Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis (ASMDA), Florence, Italy, 2019.

Optokinetic signal analysis with feature extraction, 31st Panhellenic Statistics Conference, Lamia, Greece, 2018.

Seminar in advanced quantitative methods in behavioural sciences, Psychological Society of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2018

Ill-conditioned systems and error estimation (Joint work with N. Papantonis), 10th International Week dedicated to Mathematics, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2018.

Using history and computer applications in Mathematics teaching (joint work with D. Havouzi), 9th International Week dedicated to Mathematics, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017.

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