Anastassia Baxevani is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Cyprus. Undergraduate studies in Mathematics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). She obtained a MSc in Mathematics from Purdue University (USA) in 1998 and a MSc in Applied Statistics from the same University in 2000. In 2004 she obtained her PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Lund University (Sweden), and the title of Docent in Mathematics from the University of Gothenburg, (Sweden) in 2011. Before her current appointment at the University of Cyprus, Dr Baxevani worked as post-doctoral fellow at the University of Nevada (USA) and as Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University in Sweden. She is currently an Associated Editor of Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. Her research lies in the area of broadly understood applied probability. She has been working on problems with both theoretical and applied flavour and her contributions are in the areas of Gaussian and non-Gaussian stochastic models, heavy tailed distributions, extreme value theory and stochastic dynamics.