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 in Economics. 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 Computational Statistics, Digital Finance, Extreme Value Theory, Financial EconometricsQuantitative Finance, Risk Management, Volatility and Times Series Analysis.

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

In his free time, he engages in amateur observational astronomy. For a detailed résumé, please visit the Curriculum Vitae web page.