BiographyDimitris Rizopoulos is Assistant Professor at the Department of Biostatistics of the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands. He received an M.Sc. in statistics (2003) from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and a Ph.D. in biostatistics (2008) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Dr. Rizopoulos wrote his dissertation, as well as a number of methodological articles on various aspects of joint models for longitudinal and time-to-event data, and he is the author of the freely available R package JM that can fit several types of these models. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Biometrics and Biostatistics, and he has been a guest editor for a special issue in joint modeling techniques in Statistical Methods in Medical Research.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Joint modeling of longitudinal and time-to-event data; longitudinal data analysis; survival analysis; statistical analysis with missing data; psychometrics latent variable modelling and item response theory; statistical computing in R