Dr. Konstantinos Gkillas (Gillas) graduated with first-class honours (9.40/10) with a BSc in Economics from the University of Crete with specialization in Quantitative Methods. He holds an MSc in Actuarial Science and Risk Management from the University of Piraeus and a PhD in Quantitative Finance from the University of Patras. He teaches at the Department of Business Administration of the University of Patras and at the Tourism Management Department of the Hellenic Open University; concurrently, he is studying Computer Science at the Hellenic Open University.

He has worked in research programmes in academia, as a financial expert consultant in the private sector and he offered academic tutoring services in the field of Econometrics, Finance, Mathematics, and Statistics. Dr. Konstantinos Gkillas has participated in conferences, academic seminars, and summer schools. His research interests include Extreme Value Theory, Financial Econometrics, General Insurance Actuarial Analysis, Market MicrostructureQuantitative Finance, Risk Management, Times Series Analysis.

His research has been published in journals including Annals of Operations Research, Economics Letters, Journal of Business Research, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Renewable Energy and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

In his free time, he engages in amateur observational astronomy and has been actively involved in several activities. For a detailed résumé, please visit the Curriculum Vitae web page.