Konstantinos Gkillas (Gillas) graduated with first-class honours (9.40/10) with a BSc in Economics with specialization in quantitative methods from the University of Crete. He holds an MSc in Actuarial Science and Risk Management from the University of Piraeus and he is now preparing his Ph.D. Research Proposal in Financial Econometrics and Risk Management at the University of Patras; 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 offers academic tutoring services in the field of Econometrics, Finance, Mathematics, and Statistics. Konstantinos Gkillas (Gillas)  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 Economics Letters, Finance Research Letters, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and Renewable Energy.

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.