Professor Dionissios Hristopulos is the Director of the Geostatistics Laboratory in the School of Mineral Resources Engineering at the Technical University of Crete (TUC). He holds a Dipl. Eng. in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (1985) and a PhD in Physics from Princeton University, USA (1991). Professor Hristopulos worked for seven years at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, USA), and for two years at the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of before moving to TUC in 2002. Professor Hristopulos serves on the editorial board of the Springer journal Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. In 2003 he was awarded the Johannes A. Van den Akker Prize for Advances in Paper Physics. His current research interests include new geostatistical methods, algorithms for the simulation and interpolation of scattered data, and applications of statistical physics in spatiotemporal data analysis.