Fotios Petropoulos

DEng, BEng, Dr

Accepting PhD Students

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Research interests

I am interested in research on time series forecasting, judgmental approaches for forecasting, statistical and judgmental model selection and integrated business forecasting processes. My research so far has focused on the improvement of forecasting processes and more specifically around two streams. First, I have examined how additional information can be extracted from time series data through time transformation (temporal aggregation) and the use of hierarchies. Second, I have investigated interactions between forecasting and management judgment.

Willing to supervise PhD

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in the areas of forecasting and behavioural operational research.

Education/Academic qualification

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Doctor of Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

External positions

Associate Editor, International Journal of Forecasting

Sep 2016 → …

Director (elected), International Institute of Forecasters

May 2016Sep 2018

Forecasting Support Systems Editor, Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting

Jan 2015 → …


  • forecasting
  • judgment
  • temporal aggregation
  • forecast combinations
  • forecasting support systems
  • decision making
  • forecasting process
  • hierarchies
  • behavioral operations
  • analytics
  • big data
  • supply chain

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Research Output 2011 2019

A Simple Combination of Univariate Models

Petropoulos, F. & Svetunkov, I., 28 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Forecasting.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Forecasting for food demand

Petropoulos, F. & Carver, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Sustainable Food Supply Chains. Accorsi, R. & Manzini, R. (eds.). Elsevier

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

θ-Reflections from the Next Generation of Forecasters

Petropoulos, F., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Forecasting With The Theta Method: Theory and Applications. Nikolopoulos, K. & Thomakos, D. D. (eds.). Wiley, p. 163-176

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Another look at forecast selection and combination: evidence from forecast pooling

Kourentzes, N., Barrow, D. & Petropoulos, F., 18 May 2018, In : International Journal of Production Economics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Forecast combination
Decision modeling
Forecast error

Brain imaging and forecasting: Insights from judgmental model selection

Han, W., Wang, X., Petropoulos, F. & Wang, J., 16 Nov 2018, In : Omega: The International Journal of Management Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle