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Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute

Ms Vasiliki Koutra MSc, BSc

Senior Medical Statistician

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Ms Vasiliki Koutra is Senior Medical Statistician at the University of Southampton. She received a PhD in Statistics and was recently awarded an accolade for the best PhD in statistics under the Elenion award from the Greek Statistical Institute.

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MSc Social Statistics, Statistics pathway (with distinction), University of Southampton.
BSc Mathematics, University of Ioannina (Greece).

Research interests

Research interests:
My research interests focus mainly on the statistical design and analysis of experiments on complex real-world social networks.

My general interest fields are:

  • Statistical methodology, modelling and computation.
  • Optimum experimental design theory.
  • Structure and dynamics of social networks.
  • Multivariate statistical techniques.
  • Heuristic methods and optimisation algorithms

Research title: Designing experiments on social networks.

PhD supervision:


  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) postgraduate funding.
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods Award.

Teaching assistant for tutorials, computer workshops and short courses.

BSc courses:
MATH3014 - Design and Analysis of Experiments

MSc courses:
MATH6027 - Design of Experiments
STAT6084 - Multivariate Analysis
STAT6108 - Analysis of Hierarchical (Multilevel and Longitudinal) Data

External programmes:
Courses of Applied Social sciences (CASS):
• Regression Methods
• Applied Multilevel Modelling

NCRM (the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods):
• Applied Multilevel Modelling

Ms Vasiliki Koutra
Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK
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