Theodore Chadjipandelis is professor of applied statistics and the director of the Laboratory of Applied Political Research. He received his first degree from the School of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1980 and his doctorate from the Department of Statistical and Operational Research of the same School in 1984. From 1981 to 1990 he worked at the School of Mathematics and from 1990 to 2001 at the School of Education. During 1988-89 he was Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales (Australia). In 2001 he became Professor of applied statistics at the School of Political Sciences. From 1997 to 2001 he was chairman of the School of Public Education Pedagogy and member of the Senate of the Aristotle University. In 2003 he became member of the Steering Committee of the University of Western Macedonia and in 2004 chairman of the Department of Balkan Studies. From 2006 to 2009 he was Chairman of the School of Political Sciences. From 2011 to 2015 he was Chairman of the Steering Committee of the University of Western Macedonia. From 2013 to 2016 he served a second term as Chairman of the School of Political Sciences. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Statistics, Research methodology, Electoral geography, Theories of Decisions and Mathematics at the Aristotle University, University of Thessaly and the Hellenic Open University. His research interests cover the field of Applied Statistics and mainly refer to issues of experiment design, statistical research training, public opinion, political and electoral behaviour, electoral geography, election systems as well as urban and regional programming and development. He coordinates the Greek section of the programme C.C.S. (Comparative Candidates Survey) – a co-operation between 30 research teams – and of C.S.E.S. (Comparative Study of Electoral Systems. He represented Greece in COST with: “The True European Voter: A Strategy For Analysing the Prospects of European Electoral Democracy That Includes the West, the South and the East of the Continent” (TEV) (ISCH Action IS0806) that was accepted in November 2008. He has published more than 100 scholarly studies related to educational issues, applied statistics, electoral behavior models, public opinion analysis and urban and regional programming. He has participated in more than 100 conferences, in many of them as member of the organising committee. He has lectured on these subjects in Greece and abroad.