Konstantinos Pateras (1985, Athens, Greece) studied at the Athens University of Economic and Business - AUEB - (2003-2007) and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - UOA - (2009-2011), from which he obtained a bachelor's degree in Statistics, as well as a master's degree in Biostatistics. His master thesis in UOA was performed under the supervision of Ioannis Ntzoufras on Bayesian variable selection in Normal and Binomial models with application in Medical research. Between 2011-2013, he was affiliated with the Hellenic Center of Disease and Control Prevention and he focused on setting the National Public health registry and providing advice on the Cancer and Rare diseases registries. Shortly after this he joined the Julius Center in order to conduct research on evidence synthesis in rare diseases for the Asterix-fp7 project.
Among his other interests was the partial development of gamlss.demo R package for demonstrating a variety of distributions for educational purposes, as well as the development of Grstats forum with 100 currently active members, while being a founding member of STArT Thinking, which gave him the initiative to motivate undergraduate and postgraduate statisticians in Greece.