Kostas Florios

Kostas Florios is a Chemical Engineer of National Technical University of Athens and has a Master in Computational Mechanics (NTUA). He holds a PhD in operational research regarding models and methods of multi-objective combinatorial optimization in operational research, energy planning and econometrics. His research interests focus on multi-objective combinatorial optimization, mixed integer programming and econometrics. He has also participated in several national research projects and co-supervised diploma theses of undergraduate students. After graduation with PhD from NTUA (2010), in the period (2012-2015), he also served as a Postdoc in the Department of International and European Economic Studies of Athens University of Economics and Business (period 2012-2013) in the field of Econometrics and as a a Postdoc in the Department of Statistics (AUEB) (period 2014-2015) in the field of Statistics.

    • Greek

      • “Composite Likelihood inference in dynamic latent variable models for longitudinal multidimensional contingency tables”, AUEB Research Center, ARISTEIA II. Official start: Febr 2014. Official end: July 2015. Budget: 100,000 €.
      • Exact computation of censored least absolute deviations estimation”, AUEB Research Center, Program Research Reinforcement 2012-2013 ‘Action Two. 2012-2013. Reinforcement of Post-Doctoral Researchers for the promotion of research’. Official start: 5.12.2012. Official end: 4.12.2013. Budget: 10,000 €
      • “Development of multiobjective evolutionary algorithms for multiobjective combinatorial optimization problems and comparison to multiobjective mathematical programming”, NTUA Fundamental Research Support Senate, Program for Fundamental Research Support ‘Lefkippos’. Official start: 1.1.2006. Official end: 31.12.2007. Budget: 14,600 €.
    • Journals

      • K. Florios, S. Skouras (2008) “Εxact computation of max weighted score estimators.” Journal of Econometrics 146 86-91. (Ιmpact Factor 2013: 1.533)
      • G. Mavrotas, D. Diakoulaki, K. Florios, P. Georgiou (2008) “A mathematical programming framework for energy planning in services’ sector buildings under uncertainty in load demand: The case of a hospital in Athens.” Energy Policy 36 2415-2429. (Ιmpact Factor 2013: 2.696)
      • G. Mavrotas, J. Figueira, K. Florios (2009) “Solving the bi-objective multi-dimensional knapsack problem exploiting the concept of core.” Applied Mathematics and Computation 215 2502-2514. (Ιmpact Factor 2013: 1.600)
      • K. Florios, G. Mavrotas, D. Diakoulaki (2010) “Solving multiobjective, multiconstraint knapsack problems using mathematical programming and evolutionary algorithms.” European Journal of Operational Research 203 14-21. (Ιmpact Factor 2013: 1.843)
      • Mavrotas, K. Florios, D. Vlachou (2010) “Energy planning of a hospital using mathematical programming and monte carlo simulation for dealing with uncertainty in the economic parameters.” Energy Conversion and Management 51 722-731. (Ιmpact Factor 2013: 3.590)
      • Mavrotas, K. Florios (2013) “An improved version of the augmented ε-constraint method (AUGMECON2) for finding the exact pareto set in multi-objective integer programming problems.” Applied Mathematics and Computation 219 9652-9669. (Ιmpact Factor 2013: 1.600)
      • K. Florios, G. Mavrotas (2014) “Generation of the exact Pareto set in multi-objective traveling salesman and set covering problems.” Applied Mathematics and Computation 237 1-19. (Ιmpact Factor 2013: 1.600)
      • Y. Bilias, K. Florios, S. Skouras “Exact computation of censored least absolute deviations estimator.” (Journal of Econometrics) (Revise and Resubmit)
      • K. Florios, I. Moustaki, D. Rizopoulos, V.G.S. Vasdekis “A modified weighted pairwise likelihood estimator for a class of random effects models.” (Metron) (Revise and Resubmit)
    • Miscellaneous

    • Working Papers

      • K. Florios, S. Skouras (2007) “A note on exact computation of max weighted score estimators by mixed integer programming.” (download SSRN report).
      • Y. Bilias, K. Florios, S. Skouras (2013) “Exact computation of censored least absolute deviations estimators.” (download SSRN report).
    • International

      • Y. Bilias, K. Florios, S. Skouras “Exact computation of censored least absolute deviations estimator”, Boneyard Econometrics IV Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics, 17 April 2015, Urbana, IL, USA.
      • Mavrotas, J. Figueira, K. Florios “Generalizing the core concept for multi-objective multi-dimensional knapsack problems and comparison to evolutionary algorithms”, 79th Meeting of the European Working Group Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding (MCDA79), The Association of European Operational Research Societies, 3-5 April 2014, Athens, Greece.
      • K. Florios, G. Mavrotas “Application of the maximum score maximum profit estimator to stocks of the banking sector in the Athens Stock Exchange”, 7th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics (GRACM7), Greek Association of Computational Mechanics, 30 June – 2 July 2011, Athens, Greece.
      • G. Mavrotas, J. Figueira, K. Florios “Solving bi-objective multidimensional knapsack problems exploiting the concept of core”, 67th Meeting of the European Working Group Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding (MCDA67), The Association of European Operational Research Societies, 3-5 April 2008, Rovaniemi, Finland.
      • Florios, G. Mavrotas, D. Diakoulaki “Solving bi and tri criteria knapsack instances using mathematical programming and evolutionary algorithms: Results and analysis”, 66th meeting of the EURO Working Group on Multicriteria Decision Aiding (MCDA66), October 18-20, 2007, Marrakech, Morocco. (full paper accepted for oral presentation).
      • G. Mavrotas, D. Diakoulaki, P. Georgiou, K. Florios “Energy planning in buildings under demand uncertainty using Multi-Objective programming and the minimax regret criterion: An implementation in GAMS”, 22nd European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXII), The Association of European Operational Research Societies, July 8-11 2007, Prague, Czech Republic.
      • G. Mavrotas, K. Florios, P. Georgiou, D. Diakoulaki “A MOMILP model for hospitals energy rehabilitation handling uncertainty in load profiles”, 19th Mini-EURO Conference, Operations Research Models and Methods in the Energy Sector (ORMMES), The Association of European Operational Research Societies, September 6-8 2006, Coimbra, Portugal.
      • G. Mavrotas, K. Florios, P. Georgiou, “Energy planning in buidings under uncertainty in fuel costs: The case of a hospital in Greece”, 16th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE16), European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), July 9-13, 2006, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (download, 2nd .pdf file from top, id: 1095.pdf).
      • K. Florios, G. Mavrotas “Urban solid waste collection in peak demand periods via the simulated annealing method”, 2nd International Conference and Exhibition organized by the Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association, Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association (HSWMA), February 3-4, 2006, Athens, Greece.
      • K. Florios, C. Kiranoudis, G. Mavrotas “Heuristics for urban solid waste collection”, 5th International Exhibition and Conference on Environmental Technology (HELECO’05), Technical Chamber of Greece, Exhibition Centre HELEXPO, February 3-6, 2005, Marousi, Athens, Greece (in english, 6th .pdf file from top).
    • Greek

      • Florios, G. Mavrotas “Generation of the exact Pareto set in multi-objective traveling salesman and set covering problems”, 24th Conference of the Hellenic Operational Research Society, 26-28 September 2013, Athens, Greece (in English).
      • K. Florios, S. Skouras, Y.Bilias “Computation of censored least absolute deviations estimators by mixed integer programming”, 9th Hellenic Chemical Engineering Conference, May 23-25 2013, Athens, Greece (in English).
      • G. Mavrotas, K. Florios “Finding the exact Pareto set in multiple objective integer programming problems using an improved version of the epsilon constraint method”, 23rd Conference of the Hellenic Operational Research Society, 12-14 September 2012, Athens, Greece (in English).
      • K. Florios, G. Mavrotas, D.Diakoulaki “SMS-UTA: Semiparametric maximum score – utilité additive”, 20th Conference of the Hellenic Operational Research Society, 19-21 June 2008, Spetses, Greece.
      • E. Koutoulakos, K. Florios, “Development and application of genetic algorithms in multivariate mathematical functions optimization”, 5th Hellenic Chemical Engineering Conference, May 26-28 2005, Thessaloniki (in Greek).
      • K. Florios, C. Kiranoudis, “Green reverse logistics. The household waste collection problem”, 4th Hellenic Chemical Engineering Conference, May 29-31, 2003, Patras (in Greek).
      • K. Florios, G. Mavrotas, D. Diakoulaki, ” Forecasting international spot prices of fuels and other commodities using artificial neural networks. A comparison to traditional statistical techniques”, 3rd Hellenic Chemical Engineering Conference, May 31-June 2, 2001.
  • Summer Schools

    • Florios, S. Skouras “A note on exact computation of max weighted score estimators by mixed integer programming”, 6th Conference on Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics (CRETE2007), Athens University of Economics and Business, July 9-12 2007, Naxos, Greece (download).
    • Y. Bilias, K. Florios, S. Skouras “Computation of censored least absolute deviations estimators by mixed integer programming”, 12th Conference on Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics (CRETE2013), AUEB, July 14-18 2013, Naxos, Greece.
    • Y. Bilias, K. Florios, S. Skouras “Exact computation of the maximum score estimator in the ordered response model by mixed integer programming”, 13th Conference on Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics (CRETE2014), AUEB, July 13-17 2014, Milos, Greece.

    Invited Talks

    • K. Florios, S. Skouras “Computation of maximum score type estimators by mixed integer programming.” PhD Seminar Series, Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business, April 18, 2007, Athens (download).
Contact Info

Konstantinos Florios

MSc, PhD

Τηλ.: +30 210 7723283
Email: cflorios@central.ntua.gr

Full CV: pdf