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# Short CV:

**Education:**

**2007-2013**: Ph.D in Statistics. "*Statistical Methods for the Evaluation of Diagnostic Biomarkers in the Presence of Censoring"* (In English). University of the Aegean, School of Sciences, Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial - Financial Mathematics. (Supervisor: John V. Tsimikas)

**2005-2006**: MSc in Statistics and Data Analysis. University of the Aegean, School of Sciences, Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial - Financial Mathematics.

**2001-2005**: Undergraduate student, University of Piraeus, Dept. of Statistics and Insurance Science (4 year degree)

**Publications (refereed international journals):**

**1. **John V. Tsimikas, Leonidas E. Bantis and Stelios D. Georgiou, *Inference in Generalized Linear Regression Models with a censored covariate*, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (2011).

**2. **Leonidas E. Bantis, John V. Tsimikas and Stelios D. Georgiou,*Survival estimation through the cumulative hazard function with constrained natural cubic splines*, Lifetime Data Analysis (2012).

**3. ** Leonidas E. Bantis, John V. Tsimikas and Stelios D. Georgiou,* Smooth ROC Curves and Surfaces for Markers Subject to a Limit of Detection Using Monotone Natural Cubic Splines, *Biometrical Journal (2013).

**4. **** **Leonidas E. Bantis, John V. Tsimikas and Stelios D. Georgiou,* Α MATLAB package for survival estimation using constrained natural cubic splines*, (submitted).

**5. ** Leonidas E. Bantis, Christos T. Nakas and Benjamin Reiser, *Construction of Confidence Regions in the ROC space After the Estimation of the Optimal Youden Index-Based Cut-off Point* (submitted).

**Invited oral presentation:**

Leonidas E. Bantis, John V. Tsimikas and Stelios D. Georgiou,* Spline based ROC curves and surfaces for
biomarkers with an upper or a lower limit of
detection*, 7th International Workshop on Simulation, May 21-25 (2013), Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy. (session organized by Prof. Ilia Vonta)

**Publications/presentations in Conference Proceedings:**

**1.** Leonidas E. Bantis, Christos T. Nakas and Benjamin Reiser, *Construction of Confidence Regions in the ROC space After the Estimation of the Optimal Youden Index-Based Cut-off Point*. 7th EMR-International Biometric Society (IBS) conference, Tel Aviv. Israel, 22-25 April, 2013.

**2. **John V. Tsimikas and Leonidas E. Bantis, *Generalized Linear Models with a Censored Covariate for Longitudinal Data* (in Greek), Greek Statistical Institute, 26th pan-hellenic Statistics conference, Piraeus, 8-11 May, 2013.

**3. **Leonidas E. Bantis, John V. Tsimikas and Stelios D. Georgiou, *Smooth ROC curves and surfaces for biomarkers with a limit of detection* (in Greek), Greek Statistical Institute, 25th pan-hellenic Statistics conference, Volos (2012).

**4. **Leonidas E. Bantis, Stelios D. Georgiou and John V. Tsimikas *Α MATLAB package for survival estimation using constrained natural cubic splines*. (in Greek), Greek Statistical Institute, 25th pan-hellenic Statistics conference, Volos (2012).

**5. ** John V. Tsimikas, Leonidas E. Bantis and Stelios D. Georgiou, Inference in GLM's with a censored covariate, 6th EMR-International Biometric Society (IBS) conference, Crete (2011).

**6. **Leonidas E. Bantis, John V. Tsimikas and Stelios D. Georgiou, Survival estimation with monotone natural cubic splines (in Greek), Greek Statistical Institute, 24th pan-hellenic Statistics conference, Patra (2011).

**7. **Leonidas E. Bantis, John V. Tsimikas and Stelios D. Georgiou, GLM's with a censored covariates (in Greek), Greek Statistical Institute, 23rd pan-hellenic Statistics conference, Veria (2010).

**8. **Leonidas E. Bantis, John V. Tsimikas and Stelios D. Georgiou, Accuracy of a time dependent binary diagnostic marker (in Greek), Greek Statistical Institute, 21st pan-hellenic Statistics conference, Samos Island (2008).

**Research Interests:**

**Generalized Linear Models, Survival Analysis, Estimating Equations, Splines, Evaluation of diagnostic tests, ROC curves/surfaces.**