Brief Resume

Chris P. Tsokos is a Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics and Statistics and Director of the Urban Scholars Outreach Program at the University of South Florida. Dr. Tsokos received his B.S. in Engineering Sciences/Mathematics and his M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Rhode Island and was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Excellence Award in Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics and Probability from the University of Connecticut and was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award along with the recognition of the State of Connecticut General Assembly Award for outstanding public and philanthropic service to our country. Professor Tsokos has also served on the faculties at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University of Rhode Island.

Dr. Tsokos’ research has extended in to a variety of areas in the Mathematical Sciences, including stochastic systems, Statistical models in Health Sciences, reliability analysis, ecological systems, Operational research, time series, Bayesian analysis, Mathematical and Statistical modeling of global

  warming, Cybersecurity and both parametric and nonparametric survival analysis, among others. He is the author of more than 350 research publications in these areas.

Professor Tsokos is the author of more than 25 research monographs and books in mathematical and engineering sciences. He has been invited to lecture in several countries around the globe-Russia, People’s Republic of China, India, Turkey and most EU counties, among others. Dr. Tsokos has directed the doctoral research of more than 56 doctoral students that are presently working at our universities and private and government research institutes.

Professor Tsokos’ present research efforts have been focused on Cybersecurity- Probabilistic behavior of vulnerability of computer operating systems, in addition to developing probabilistic analysis, parametric and nonparametric statistical models for breast, lung, brain, colon and prostate cancer. His research aims are data-driven and are oriented toward understanding these types of cancers and, most importantly, in statistically identifying the attributable variables and interactions that cause such cancers.

Professor Tsokos has served as an advisor, consultant and lecture for the U.S. Army, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the U.S. Navy, NASA, Bureau of Land Management and the American Cancer Society, among others. He also has performed similar services for several public Fortune 500 companies.

Dr. Tsokos is the co-founder of the award-winning Urban Scholars Outreach Program (USOP) at USF, whose objective is to offer free educational assistance to disadvantaged African-American and Hispanic students. USOP started in 1998 and has helped hundreds of students to enter the university.

Professor Tsokos is the president of International Federation of Nonlinear Analysis (IFNA), a not-for-profit global educational research organization with more than 125 participating countries. IFNA is, globally, an interdisciplinary professional organization promoting the understanding of related complex nonlinear problems and approaches to solutions from all disciplines. Our motto is: "Understanding through Global Diversity, Cooperation and Collaboration".

Professor Tsokos is a member of several academic and professional societies. He is serving as Honorary Editor, Chief-Editor, Editor or Associate Editor of more than 15 international academic research journals. Dr. Tsokos is the recipient of many distinguished awards and honors, including Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the International Statistical Institute, USF Distinguished Scholar Award, Sigma Xi Outstanding Research Award, USF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, USF professional Excellence Award, Pi Mu Epsilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, USF Teaching Incentive Program award, Educational Excellence Award of the University Area Community Development Corporation and the Time Warner Sprit of Humanity Award, among others.

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