Prof. Spyros Makridakis

Dr. Spyros Makridakis is a Professor at the University of Nicosia, where he is also a Director of its Institute For the Future (IFF) and the Founder of Makridakis Open Forecasting Center (MOFC). He is also an Emeritus Professor at INSEAD and the University of Piraeus. He has authored, or co-authored, twenty-four books and more than 270 articles.

His book “Forecasting Methods for Management,” 5th ed. (Wiley) has been translated into twelve languages and sold more than 120,000 copies while his book “Forecasting: Methods and Applications,” 3rd ed. (Wiley) has been a widely used textbook in the forecasting field with more than 5,300 citations.

Professor Makridakis was the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Forecasting and the International Journal of Forecasting and is the organizer of M (Makridakis) Competitions. His article “Statistical and Machine Learning Forecasting Methods: Concerns and ways forwards” has been viewed/downloaded more than 155,000 times in PLOS ONE where it was published in March 2018 while his paper “The forthcoming Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution: Its impact on society and firms” (Futures, March 2017) is the most downloaded one of the journal.