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Andreas Artemiou

Dr Andreas Artemiou

Deputy Director, Data Science Academy

School of Mathematics

+44 29208 70616
Abacws, Room 2.05, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
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Available for postgraduate supervision


I am a Reader in Statistics at the School of Mathematics since August 2021.  I joined the School in September 2013 as a Lecturer and I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2019. Before that I was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics at Michigan Technological University (2010-2013) and a New Researcher Fellow at the Statistics and Applied Mathematics Sciences Institute (SAMSI - North Carolina, US). My research has been funded by National Science Foundation, the London Mathematical Society, the GW4 Network and the Wellcome Trust.

My research interest includes high-dimensional statistics, supervised and unsupervised dimension reduction, computational statistics, machine learning and text data analysis. I am happy to discuss with prospective Ph.D. students any research projects they are interested with if they want to work with me.

I currently have the following roles within the School/University:

  • Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies
  • Deputy Academic Director for Data Science Academy (DSA)
  • Theme Lead on "Skills and Education" in the CU/ONS Strategic Partnership

















Book sections


  • Spasic, I., Owen, D., Knight, D. and Artemiou, A. 2019. Unsupervised multi-word term recognition in Welsh. Presented at: Celtic Language Technology Workshop 2019, Dublin, Ireland, 19 August 2019 Presented at Lynn, T. et al. eds.Proceedings of the Celtic Language Technology Workshop. European Association for Machine Translation



Research Interests:

  • Supervised Dimension Reduction / Sufficient Dimension Reduction.
  • Unsupervised Dimension reduction.
  • Kernel methods
  • Data and text mining / Support Vector Machines
  • Statistical / Machine Learning
  • Applications of Dimension reduction techniques in other Sciences

Current Students and Research Assistants:

  • Hayley Randall, Ph.D., School of Mathematics, Cardiff University (Sep 2016- Dec 2020)
  • Ben Jones, Ph.D., School of Mathematics, Cardiff University (Sep 2016- July 2022)
  • Alya Alzahrani, Ph.D., School of Mathematics, Cardiff University (July 2019- Dec 2022)
  • Matthew Hoare, M.Phil, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University (Sep 2021 - March 2023)
  • (Co-advisor) Paul Robinson, Ph.D., Biosciences (Oct 2017 – part time)
  • (Co-advisor) Ross Burton, Ph.D., Medical School (Oct 2018 – Sep 2021)
  • Member of the supervisory committee for Mr. Kimon Ntotsis (Dept of Statistics, University of Aegean)
  • Final year projects: Ben Thomas, Ifan Roberts (4th year projects) and Eleanor Crompton-Brown (3rd year project)

Former Students and Research Assistants:

  • Ph.D. students:
    • Luke Smallman, Ph.D., School of Mathematics, Cardiff University (Sep 2015 – Mar 2020)
    • Timothy Vivian-Griffiths, Ph.D. School of Medicine (co-advisor), Cardiff University Sep 2013 – April 2017)
  • M.Sc theses:
    • Cardiff University (2014; Konstantinos Aggelakopoulos; 2016: James Buntwal; 2017: Ben Byrne, Haimo Li; 2019 Winnie Birech)
    • Lipu Tian, M.S. Mathematical Sciences (Statistics), Michigan Technological University (Graduated, May 2012. Sc. project title: “A Simulation Study on Using Moment Functions for Sufficient Dimension Reduction”)
  • Min Shu, Research Assistant, January 2012 – April 2012.
  • Final year project (MMath/MMORS): Stephen Babos (2020), Stefan Andjelkovic (2016)
  • Final year project (BSc): Nikolaos Chatzis, James Howson, Kirill Shvidler (2021), Charles Worsford (2020), Hector Haffenden (2019), Michalis Panayides (2018), Harry Chant (2018), Sarah Medland (2017), Michael Clayton-Rose (2017), Ben Byrne (2016), Laura Dimond (2016), Holly Tible (2015)
  • Undergraduate Bursaries: Stephen Babos (CUROP 2018), Sophie Shapcott (CUROP 2017), Rishan Shan (funded by School of Mathematics 2015) , Alex Carney (School of Mathematics, 2014, 2015 jointly with Dr. Jennifer Morgan), Laura Dimond (School of Mathematics, 2014), Luke Smallman (London Mathematical Society, 2014)
  • Undergraduate Summer Visitors: William Underwood (4 weeks in August 2017 from Oxford University)



  • Co-I in a DCMS Innovate UK proposal “CoCoRE: Connecting communities in rural economy” £588734 for Cardiff University (out of a total of £5000000). Starting date: 01/01/2020.


  • PI on NSF DMS award 1207651 from 09/2012 to 08/2015 $110000 (Interrupted on 08/2013 due to the move to Cardiff University)
  • PI on LMS Undergraduate Research Bursary award £1440 (Summer 2014)
  • Jan 2018 – Dec 2018: Co-I on Cardiff University ISSF3 Collaboration: Cross Disciplinary Award £49,955 led by Dr. Matthias Eberl (School of Medicine).
  • DIRI Seedcorn grant: £1420 to secure money for the visit of Dr. Eugen Pircalabelu to Cardiff in 2020/2021.
  • CUROP (Cardiff University’s research opportunity program) –Awarded March 2018 to supervise an undergraduate student for 8 weeks in the summer of 2018 for £2100.
  • CUROP (Cardiff University’s undergraduate research program) – co-PI Awarded April 2017 to run for 8 weeks in Summer of 2017 (with Dr. Dimitris Potoglou – School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University) for £1600.
  • Supervisor on four (4) School of Math undergraduate research Bursaries; £1360 each (2 in Summer 2014 and 2 in Summer 2015)
  • Michigan Technological University, 2 years startup fund (2010): ~$69000.
  • **Awarded but not used**: PI on a submitted proposal to LMS Undergraduate Research Bursary award £1440 to run in the Summer of 2018.


I teach the following modules:

  • MAT022 Foundations of Statistics for Data Analysis

(I have taught in the past MA1500 Introduction to Probability, MA2501 Programming and Statistics,  MA0263 Introduction to Computational Statistics, MA2002 Matrix Algebra, MA3505 Multivariate Analysis)

I am supervising final year undergraduate student projects:

  • In 2021/22 I am supervising 1 BSc project and 2 MMATH/MMORS projects.



  • PhD – Statistics, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 08/2010.
  • M.Sc. – Statistics, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 05/2008.
  • BSc – Mathematics and Statistics (minor Computer Science), University  of Cyprus, Cyprus, 06/2005.

After graduating from my Ph.D. at Penn State University I moved to Michigan Technological University (MTU) where I spent 3 years as an Assistant Professor.  In 2012/2013 I was on research leave in the Statistics and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute in North Carolina as a New Researcher Fellow.   Then in September 2013 I moved to Cardiff University as a Lecturer.

Honours and awards

  • Eleneio Dissertation Award, Greek Statistical Institute (2011)
  • Teaching Award, Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State  University, (2008)

Professional memberships

  • Royal Statistical Society
  • British Classification Society
  • International Association of Statistical Computing
  • Institute of Mathematical  Statistics
  • Greek Statistical  Institute

Academic positions

  • 08/2019 - present: Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
  • 09/2013 - 07/2019 Lecturer, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
  • 09/2012 - 05/2013 New Researcher Fellow at the Statistics and Applied  Mathematics Instittute
  • 08/2010 – 08/2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical  Sciences, Michigan Technological University, USA

Committees and reviewing

  • Reviewer for EPSRC grants
  • Reviewer for a number of Statistical journals including; Annals of Statistics, JRSS, Biometrika, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Graphical and Computational Statistics, Statistica Sinica, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis etc.


  • Topics on Dimension Reduction
  • Topics on Statistical/Machine Learning
  • Topics on Kernel Methods