Academic Background :
I am a second year MASDOC student in University of Warwick. Before that, I finished my B.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of Athens in 2015 and I received a MASt from Homerton College, University of Cambridge in 2016.
Research Interests :
I am interested in Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques and their applications in Bayesian Statistics. I am currently working with Prof. Gareth Roberts on using Piecewise Deterministic Markov Processes to sample from probability distributions. More specifically, I am working on a process called Zig-Zag, which seems to work well for posterior distributions in a Big Data setting. My second supervisor is Dr. Jon Warren. I am very interested in theory and applications of Markov Chains, and more broadly, of Probability Theory.
During my first year I worked with Ellie Archer and Stephen Pidgeon on a research study group on Stochastic Integrable Systems. We were supervised by prof. Nikos Zygouras and dr. Yacine Barhoumi-Andréani.
The ZigZag Process (Poster), 54th Gregynog Statistical Conference , March 2018
Non-Reversible Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Postgraduate Seminar, Univrsity of Warwick, February 2018
54th Gregynog Statistical Conference, March 2017
Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS), Cambridge, Nottingham, Glasgow
Probabilistic Approaches in Mathematical Physics, Summer School, Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao, July 2017
Recent Progress on the Geometry of Random Walks (Peter Whittle Colloquium), University of Cambridge, May 2017
3rd Athens Probability Colloquium, Athens, May 2015
6th Greek Stochastics Meeting on Networks: Theory and Applications, Athens, December 2014
2nd Athens Probability Colloquium, Athens, May 2014
2016-2020 Full Studentship for PhD, funded by the EPSRC and the Statistics Department, University of Warwick
2015-2016 Scholarship from Onasis Foundation for studying Masters at the University of Cambridge
2017-2018: Teaching Assistant for Probability A,B , Term 2
2017-2018: Teaching Assistant for Mathematical Analysis 3, Term 1
2017-2018: Supervisor for two groups of first year non-maths students, Term 1,2
Reading, Swimming, Role Playing games and Sleeping
My email is G.Vasdekis@warwick.ac.uk and my office is B3.04