Hello, my name is Thanos Gentimis and I am an Assistant Professor at the Experimental Statistics Department at LSU. My field of expertise is Data Analytics with a special interest in Machine Learning and specifically Neural Networks. I received my Ph.D. in Theoretical Mathematics (Algebraic Topology) from the University of Florida in 2011 under the guidance of Dr. Alexander Dranishnikov.
I have a master’s degree in Theoretical Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, where I also received my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Education.
After my PhD, I worked for two years at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University (2012-2014). Parallel to that, I was a member of the Lab of Analytical Sciences, a collaboration between NSA and NCSU. After North Carolina, I 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 I helped create between 2015 and 2016.
After joining LSU I became involved in Digital Agriculture developing the namesake class for the LSU Ag Center. I am also teaching an introductory Statistics course for graduate students and spend the rest of my time writing papers and grants. I am currently the Vice President for the Louisiana ASA Chapter, a member of the MIND initiative at LSU and a member of the Computing and Data Science Education Working Group.
When I am not teaching, doing research, advising students, writing and maintaining grants, I work and try to learn as much as I can about all things data! I really enjoy the consultations our department offers to all LSU affiliated researchers (EXST CONSULTING) and I am always excited to start new collaborations this way.
My publications range from Theoretical Mathematics (Algebraic Topology – Geometric Group Theory) to Engineering (Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition) to Health Informatics and recently Forestry and Agriculture. I am also interested in the evolution of Networks (social mostly) and have published in an Undergraduate Mathematics Education journal. I am the co-creator of two patents one for a Gigapixel Image Mosaicking algorithm and another for Efficient Wheeze Detection, sponsored by NCSU. Welcome to my page!