Dr. Athanasios (Thanos) Gentimis is an Assistant Professor at the Experimental Statistics Department at LSU. His field of expertise is Data Analytics with a special interest in Machine Learning and Neural Networks. Dr. Gentimis received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Mathematics (Algebraic Topology) from the University of Florida in 2011. His dissertation was titled: “Properties of Groups at Infinity”. Dr. Gentimis earned his master’s degree in Theoretical Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, where he also received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Education.
After his PhD he worked for two years at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University (2012-2014). Parallel to that, he was a member of the Lab of Analytical Sciences, a collaboration between NSA and NCSU. He also worked for 3 years as an Assistant professor of Mathematics and Analytics at Florida Polytechnic University (2014-2017) and served as the Head of the Big Data and Health Informatics lab which he helped create between 2015 and 2016.
His publications range from Theoretical Mathematics (Algebraic Topology- Geometric Group Theory) to Engineering (Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition) to Health Informatics and recently Forestry and Agriculture. He is also interested in the evolution of Networks (social mostly) and has also published in Undergraduate Mathematics Education journals. He is the co-creator of two patents one for a Gigapixel image mosaicking algorithm and another for Efficient Wheeze Detection, sponsored by NCSU.
“I enjoy solving interesting problems and helping others devise ways to solve theirs.” is his motto.
Dr. Gentimis is knowledgeable in several computer programming/technical languages that include R, Python, C++, SAS, MATLAB and FORTRAN. He is fluent in Greek (his native tongue), English, and has a passion for Ancient Greek. He enjoys playing chess, and holds the Greek ELO rating of 1880 as a competitive player.