Athanasios Kottas’s research interests include Bayesian modeling and inference, Bayesian nonparametrics, survival analysis, semiparametric regression modeling, spatial statistics, and categorical data analysis. Kottas earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics from the University of Ioannina, Greece, and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Connecticut. Before joining the UCSC faculty, he was a visiting assistant professor at Duke University.