Vasileios Maroulas

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Contact Info

Office:  Ayres Hall 202

Phone:  865-974-4302

Department of Mathematics
University of Tennessee
202 Ayres Hall
1403 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-1320

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, August 2010-.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Business Analytics and Statistics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, February 2015-.
  • Assistant Professor, Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, January 2015-.
  • Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellow, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, UK, October 2013-July 2014.
  • Postdoctoral Member, joint appointment, IMA, University of Minnesota, and Lockheed Martin, September 2008-July 2010.

Research Interests

  • Data Sciences: Dynamic Data Learning for Big Data and Applications
  • Stochastic Nonlinear filtering and Estimation for spatiotemporal processes.
  • Bayesian Dynamic Design and Stochastic Optimization
  • Rare event simulations and large deviations with applications to Image Analysis and SPDEs.
  • Sequential Analysis and application to detection and estimation
  • Computational Topology and Geometry for Data Analysis

 For my full resume, please click here.



  • Maroulas is co-organizing with Jan Rosinski and Jie Xiong the 2015 Barrett Lectures on Stochastic Filtering, Computations and Applications. The organizers secured funding from NSF, IMA at the University of Minnessota and the University's local Mathematics Department as well as the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Research. We cordially thank all five funding sources!
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Haya Toumy for the completion of her Master's in Mathematics! Her thesis,"Bayesian methods is forensics and the law," was directed by Dr. Maroulas.


  • Maroulas received the College of Arts & Sciences Convocation Research Award for his excellence and creativity in research!


  • Maroulas' research received support by the Simons Foundation for the 5-year period 2013-2018.
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Kai Kang for the acceptance of his joint paper with Maroulas, entitled, "Drift homotopy methods for a nonGaussian filter" in the Proceedings of Information Fusion. Kang is working towards his PhD since August 2012 and this is his first paper.
  • CONGRATULATIONS to John Collins for the completion of his Master's in Mathematics! His thesis entitled "Comparison of filtering methods for a stochastic volatility model" was directed by Dr. Maroulas.
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Daniel Rose for the completion of his Master's in Mathematics! His thesis,"Probabilistic models for the analysis and composition of music," was directed by Dr. Maroulas.
  • Joint 2013 MBI-NIMBioS-CAMBAM Summer Graduate Workshop
               Connecting Biological Data with Mathematical Models
                Meeting Dates:
June 17-28, 2013
                Speakers: Banks, Bolker, Cintron-Arias, Eisenberg, Hurtado,
                                  Kirschner, Marino, Maroulas and Ogle
                For more info, please click here

                For my presentation, please click here


  • CONGRATULATIONS to Yang Shen for the completion of her Master's in Mathematics and Statistics! Her Master thesis,"On decision making:Bayesian and stochastic optimization approaches" was directed by Dr. Maroulas.Yang will continue her career as a Credit Risk Analyst in BB&T


  • An 8-minute presentation on the problem of Mathematical Modeling of Intracellular Movements. Click here.
  • Mathematical Modeling of Intracellular Movements-NIMBioS Investigative Workshop.
           Organizers: Vasileios Maroulas, Andreas Nebenfuhr,
                               Ram Dixit, Panos Stinis, Anja Geitmann.

           Meeting Dates: October 24-26, 2011
           For more info, please click here

  • NIMBioS 2011 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
              "Tracking of fast movements inside cells."
            Mentors: Profs A. Nebenfuhr and V. Maroulas

            Tuesday, May 31-Friday, July 22, 2011.

  • For an interview taken while Maroulas was in the IMA , please click here.



                                                                         Last update 05/25/2015