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Mr Zach Anthis


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+357 24694000


PhD Communication, Culture and Media (UCL, 2016 – Present)

MSc Quantitative Research Methods (UCL, 2016)

BASc Mathematics (University of Essex, 2013)

ACe Management, Innovation and Technology (MIT, 2017)



Data Analytics


Employment Track

Associate Lecturer, UCLan Cyprus (2019 – Present)

Research Associate, UCL (2019 – 2020)

Director of Education & EU Office, Pafos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2017 – 2019)

Senior Officer, Pafos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2016 – 2017)

Head of STEM, Aspire Centre of Excellence (2015 – 2016)

Teacher, Aspire Centre of Excellence (2013 – 2015)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • UCL Knowledge Lab
  • Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS)
  • Cyprus Mathematical Society (CMS)


Research Interests

My research focuses on designing and optimizing service operations, with an emphasis on advanced data mining and analysis. This includes combining statistical expertise and object-orientation to compile and/or scrutinize complex data sets, produce actionable insight and refine business strategies via descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. Broader areas of interest include: Computational Modeling, Optimization, Applied Probability, Simulation and Visualization.


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Module Leader: Business Intelligence and Data Analytics


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • ‘Complexity Theory and Mathematical Programming’, International Conference on Differential Equations and Applications, UCL 2016
  • ‘Metaheuristics and evolutionary algorithms in Structural Optimization’, Employer Forum for PhD Researchers, UCL 2017
  • ‘Consumerization of IT: Implications for Business Strategy’, Educational Training Symposium, PCCI 2017
  • ‘Sustainable metrics connection and/or pattern recognition for Operations Management’, Transformational Leadership Seminar, PCCI 2018
  • ‘Dynamic Knowledge Tracing through data-driven recency weights’, International EDM Conference (fully virtual), 2020


Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • UCL IoE Connected Learning Internship. “Students’ online interaction analytics from Moodle extracted data to inform lecturers”. Assistant Researcher. 2020
  • H2020-EU.2.1.1. Industrial Leadership – Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – (ICT). “Infrastructure and integrated tools for personalized learning of reading skill (iRead)”. Assistant Researcher. €5 114 673,13. 2017 – 2021



  • Economic and Social Research Council Funding, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (2015)
  • Undergraduate Scholarship (Ranked first in Department), Greek State Scholarships Foundation (2005)
  • Award for Excellent Academic Performance, Ministry of Education Cyprus (2003)


Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Reviewer, Journal of Learning Analytics (JLA) (2019 – 2020)