Researcher / PhD Candidate, Athens, Greece
Mr Martzikos is a PhD Candidate in Laboratory of Harbor Works in the School of Civil Engineering at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), he holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics, with a specialization in Statistics and Applied Mathematics, by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a M.Sc. degree in Marine Science and Technology by School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of NTUA. In the context of M.Sc. thesis, he collaborated with Hellenic Center of Marine Research (HCMR), and he started to work with wave data, analyzing and modelling their time series from POSEIDON observatory system. Nowadays, his current research is concentrated on the effects of Climate Change and coastal storms on coastal structures and harbors design. He focuses on coastal storms analysis, over the Mediterranean Sea, investigating the frequency and their severity, and consequently with their stochastic approach. His work is based on the Extreme Value Theory, the copula functions and their classification through clustering. As a member of Laboratory of Harbor Works’ research team, was taking involved inter alias in the project PEARL (fp7) working for the case study of Rethymno – Crete, for the climate change, extreme and rare events in this coastal area. His PhD thesis is funded by the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). He is also a teaching assistant in undergraduate and postgraduate level and co-supervising of students’ theses. After his bachelor graduation, he engaged in Mathematics education, working as a Math teacher for 12 years, in the private sector, preparing students for higher education. He is also skilled in data analysis in MATLAB and R.