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Versailles, France07 Feb 2017

The Hellenic Institute of Transport HIT participated in a meeting of the Special Permanent Committee on Road Safety of the Hellenic Parliament
The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Center of Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) ha1...
Athens, Greece13 Oct 2016

Hellenic Institute of Transport selected as the transport pilot in the Big Data Europe project
Department B of the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) has been selected to conduct the transport1...
Brussels, Belgium22 Sep 2016

Discovery challenge στο 18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Department B of the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) supports NEC in the organization of a com1...
Porto, Portugal05 Sep 2016

The Hellenic Institute of Transport has been awarded with access to the GRNET digital infrastructure
Department B of the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) has submitted a research proposal that has1...
Thessaloniki, Greece31 Aug 2016

 
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Scientific Personnel

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Dr. Evangelos
Bekiaris
Dipl. Mechanical - Transport Engineer
HIT's Director
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498261 , Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: abek@certh.gr

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Prof. George
Giannopoulos
Dipl. Civil - Transport Engineer
HIT's Former Director
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498457, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: ggian@certh.gr

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Dr. Georgia
Aifadopoulou
Dipl. Civil - Transport Engineer
HIT's Deputy Director - Research Director
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498451, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: gea@certh.gr

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Dr. Maria
Boile
Dipl. Civil - Transport Engineer
Research Director
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.211.1069591, Fax: +30.210.6533031
e-Mail: boile@certh.gr

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Dr. Maria
Panou
Electronics & Computer Engineer, MSc, BSc
Director of HIT's Athens Office - Research Director
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.2111.069551 , Fax: +30.210.6892118
e-Mail: mpanou@certh.gr

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Dr. Maria
Morfoulaki
Dipl. Civil Engineer - Transport
Special Operational Scientist Α
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498454, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: marmor@certh.gr

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Dr. Evangelos
Mitsakis
Civil and Transportation Engineer
Associate Researcher
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498459, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: emit@certh.gr

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Dr. Maria
Gemou
Mechanical and Aeronatical Engineer
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.2111.069553 , Fax: +30.210.6892118
e-Mail: mgemou@certh.gr

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Dr. Alexandros
Stathakopoulos
Dipl. Civil Enginner Heriot Watt
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498465, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: alexstath@certh.gr

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Dr. Afroditi
Anagnostopoulou
Operational Researcher
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.211.1069598, Fax: +30.210.6533031
e-Mail: a.anagnostopoulou@certh.gr

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Evangelia
Gaitanidou
M.Sc. Civil Engineer - Transport
Research Accociate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498452, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: lgait@certh.gr

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Konstantinos
Kalogirou
Software Engineer - MSc Digital Signal Processing at Communication Systems
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498461, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: kalogir@certh.gr

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Dimitris
Margaritis
Automotive Engineer
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498467, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: dmarg@certh.gr

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Dr. Jose
Salanova
Civil Engineer – Transport
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498433, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: jose@certh.gr

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Eleftherios
Sdoukopoulos
Dipl. Rural & Surveying Engineer A.U.TH. – MSc Transport Engineer
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.211.1069596, Fax: +30 210 6533031
e-Mail: sdouk@certh.gr

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Athena
Dimou
Physicist, MSc Management and Administration of industrial systems
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: 2111.069551, Fax: 210.6892118
e-Mail: adimou@certh.gr

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Athanasios
Tsioutras
Dipl. Civil Engineer - Transport - MSc Environmental
Publicity - Awareness Campaigns
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498264, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: atsioutr@certh.gr

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Stella
Nikolaou
Software Developer
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.2111.069558 , Fax: +30.210.6892118
e-Mail: snikol@certh.gr

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Anna
Kortsari
Civil Engineer
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.211.1069594, Fax: +30 210 6533031
e-Mail: akorts@certh.gr

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Evaggelia
Chrisohoou
MSc Statistics &Operation Research – Mathematician
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498481, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: echryso@certh.gr

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Bartholomew-Michael
Vassilantonakis
BEng Control & Computer Systems Engineer, MSc Computer Systems & Networks
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498468, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: vbm@certh.gr

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Pavlos
Spanidis
Software Engineer – MSc in IT and Data Communications
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498469, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: spanidis@certh.gr

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Katerina
Touliou
Experimental Psychologist
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.211.1069555, Fax: +30.210.6892118
e-Mail: touliouk@certh.gr

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Helen
Chalkia
Dipl. Civil Enginner
Research - Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.2111.069557 , Fax: +30.210.6892118
e-Mail: hchalkia@certh.gr

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Olga
Gaitatzi
Dipl. Electrical Engineer AUTh
Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498453, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: ogkaitat@yahoo.com

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Panagiotis
Tzenos
Computer Programmer - Msc Communications Systems and Technologies
Research associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498436, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: ptzenos (at) certh (dot) gr

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Glikeria
Myrovali
MSc Civil - Transport Engineer
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498462, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: myrovali@certh.gr

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Stamatina
Loukea
Phsycologist
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.2111.069551 , Fax: +30.210.6892118
e-Mail: mloukea@certh.gr

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Panagiotis
Iordanopoulos
M.Sc. Civil Engineer - Transport
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498443, Fax: +30.2310.2310498269
e-Mail: panior@certh.gr

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Kornilia Maria
Kotoula
MSc in Transport Engineering/Research Associate
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498441, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: nilia@certh.gr

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Katerina
Chrysostomou
M.Sc. Civil Engineer - Transport
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498442, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: chrysostomou@certh.gr

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Maria
Chatziathanasiou
M.Sc. Civil Engineer - Transport
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498487, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: mariacha@certh.gr

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Aristides
Halatsis
Dipl. Civil Engineer - MSc Logistics & Transport, Business Administration
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498463, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: halatsis@certh.gr

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Dr. Nikos
Dimokas
Dr. Informatics - MSc Computer Science
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498432, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: dimokas@certh.gr

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Ioannis
Symeonidis
Dipl. Mechanical Engineer
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498482, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: ioannis.sym@gmail.com

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Maria T
Tsami
Spatial Planning and Development Engineer
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498488, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: tsami@certh.gr

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Dr. Alkiviadis
Tromaras
Manufacturing Engineer, MSc Competitive Manufacturing, PhD Environmental Management
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 498484, Fax: +30 2310498269
e-Mail: atromaras@certh.gr

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Aggelos
Aggelakakis
Engineer of Planning and Regional Development – MSc Transport Engineer
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498485, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: agaggelak@certh.gr

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Antonios
Boutovinas
Information Technology Engineer
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498445, Fax: +30 .2310.498269
e-Mail: anmpout (at) certh (dot) gr

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Panagiotis
Liapis
Economist-MSc in Maritime Studies
Financial Management and Administration of Projects
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch
52 Egialias Str
Marousi 15125
Athens, Greece
Tel: +302111069585, Fax: +302106533031
e-Mail: pliapis@certh.gr

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Elpida
Xenou
Dipl. Civil Engineer - MSc Engineering Management
Research Associate
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd
60361
Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.498440, Fax: +30.2310.498269
e-Mail: elpixenou@certh.gr

Dr. Evangelos Bekiaris

 

The Director of HIT, Evangelos Bekiaris, is a PhD Mechanical Engineer of the National Technical University of Athens, former Research Director (Grade A Researcher) and former Head of the sector “Driver & Vehicle”. He has participated in over 100 research projects up to date, in 35 of which has led all the research consortium. His field of expertise covers issues of road safety, clean vehicles, smart grid applications, specialized telematics applications for vehicles, public transport and maritime transport. He has also profound experience in accessible transportation and personalized services for disabled people and elderly.

 

He has been/is:

 

  • Editor and co-author in 6 scientific books and with 68 publications in international scientific journals and 252 presentations in international conferences.
  • National Representative for the HORIZON 2020, Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Programme Committee.
  • Vice-President of the European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE - www.avere.org) from 2014 until today.
  • President of the European Association HUMANIST European Centre of Excellence in Human Machine Interaction (HMI) in Transport (www.humanist-vce.eu  ) from 2012 until 2015.
  • Chairman of the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI - www.fersi.org) from 2008 until 2011.
  • Board member of the Hellenic Researchers Union, from 2012 until 2015.
  • Editor-in-Chief of the European Transport Research Review – An Open Access Journal (ETRR) of Springer.
  • Visiting Professor in Transport Telematics at the Mechanical Engineering department of University of Trento (Italy), as well as visiting Professor, at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK).
  • He has also teached Transport Telematics in a Master course of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) from 2003 to 2011. 

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Prof. George Giannopoulos

Mr. George A. Giannopoulos is Director of the Hellenic Institute of Transport of the National Center for Research and Technological Development (CERTH) since its founding in 2000 and member of its Board of Directors since then and Vice-president since November 2008. Since August 2010 he is President of the CERTH and Director of its Central Administration.

Until July 2010 he was professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he was Director of the Laboratory of Transport Engineering for 20 years, and Director of the Postgraduate course on Transport Systems for 10 years.

He studied civil engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (Diploma of civil engineering) and Transportation Planning and Engineering at Imperial College University of London (PhD, DIC, and M.Sc degrees).

Since 1989 he is continuously representing Greece in various Committees, working groups, and other bodies of the EU (indicatively: the DRIVE and the Advanced Transport Telematics programme in the 90s, the ISTAG, SST, ERTRAC, and EIRAC, more recently). Since 2008 he is chair of the Transport Advisory Group of DG RTD and MOVE.

He has been deputy of the Greek Minister of Transport at the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (today International Transport Forum – ITF of the OECD), and head of Greece s delegation for the negotiations between Greece and the European Economic Community for Greece’s entry as a member.

In 1997 he founded, and was until 2004 chairman, of the South East European Transport Research Forum (SETREF) an international non-governmental Organization devoted to promoting transport research in South East Europe, with more than 30 organizations members in 12 countries of the area.

He is founding member and first President (for 2003 – 2007) of the European Conference of Transport research Institutes ( ECTRI) an Organization with 27 members – major European Transport Research Organizations established in almost all European countries.

He has been awarded several international distinctions among which:

  1. Honorary PhD of the University of Kingston, London, UK.
  2. Certificate of Appreciation from the US Transportation Research Board (US Academy of Sciences).
  3. Personality of the year (2006) award from the Network of Black Sea Universities.

He is the author of more than 150 publications in scientific magazines, and of 10 books 2 of which in English.

Areas of interest / expertise: Transport Planning, Transport Policy, Freight transport / logistics, public transport systems, and ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) applications.

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Dr. Georgia Aifadopoulou

Civil Engineering specializing in Designing and Management of Transport Systems. Postgraduate Studies in Informatics, University of PARIS VII and Transportation Planning and Engineering of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausees. PhD thesis on the «Implementation of expert systems and techniques on fleet routing and scheduling problems of transport fleets». Civil Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Professional and research expertise in the following sections: Traffic Management, Transport Systems Management, Use of Telematics Applications in: Maritime, Road and Combined Transport, GIS, Vehicle Fleet Management, Operations Research and in Road Safety.

Her professional experience covers a wide range in studies with subjects relate to maritime transports, port infrastructure management, new technologies application for maritime transportation systems’ management emphasizing on the safety and reduction of environmental impacts.

She has been assigned as Project Coordinator, Technical and Evaluation Manager for several EU as well as Greek projects, the most significant one of which was the EU (DG XIII) funded POSEIDON project, which aimed at the study of users’ needs, the new technologies’ potentials and the general architecture for the development of the Vessel Traffic Services Systems at European level. Her experience also includes her involvement as Quality Assurance Manager for the European Research projects «IMAGE - Intelligent Mobility Agent for complex Geographic Environments» (2001-today) and “WORKFRET - WORKing cultures in the face of intermodal FREight Transport systems” (1997-1998). At present she acts as the Technical Manager of “IMONODE (INTERREG IIIC programme) - Efficient Integration of Cargo Transport Modes and Nodes in CADSES area” which aims at the development of efficient intermodal transport systems in SE Europe with regards to sustainable development. The IMONODE project aims at studying the options and suggesting solutions including new technologies application for the optimization of intermodal transport chains development and operation in SE Europe. The Ministry of Environment, Planning and Public Works assigned to her the coordination of «The Business Plan for the Road Safety for the Ministry of Environment, Planning and Public Works» (2002-today).

She has been working on different European research projects related to new technology application for transport chains management and control (included intermodal transport) and was responsible for system functionalities specifications, pilot implementation, evaluation and acted as project coordinator for various Greek Transportation (road, maritime, combined transports) Studies.

She has written over 30 scientific papers that have been published in Greek and foreign magazines and were presented in Greek and international conferences.

Finally, she was Managing Director of a private company in the field of Transportation and Vice-President of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers during 1994-1996.

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Dr. Maria Boile

Dr. Maria P. Boile is Research Director at the Hellenic Institute for Transportation (HIT), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) and Director of HIT’s Athens Office. She received her diploma in Civil Engineering with specialization in Transportation Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1990, M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University in 1992, and Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1995.

 

Prior to joining HIT Dr. Boile held appointments as Associate Professor of transportation in the Department Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Rutgers University since 2007, co-Director of the Freight and Maritime Program (FMP) at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) since 2005, and academic fellow in the Center for Supply Chain Management of the Rutgers School of Business since 2005. She also served as Assistant professor in the CEE department at Rutgers University (2000-2007), Assistant Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lafayette College (1995 – 2000) and Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and National Center for Transportation and Industrial Productivity, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

 

Dr. Boile’s areas of research and interest include passenger and freight intermodal network modeling, freight logistics, freight and maritime systems analysis, port and inland terminal operations, transit scheduling and operations. She has participated in over 50 sponsored research projects, as a principal investigator in 30 of them. Her research has been funded by the European Commission programs as well as by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NJ DOT, NYSDOT, PennDOT, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council.

 

She has authored and co-authored over 150 scientific journal and conference articles, reports and book chapters. Dr. Boile has received several honors and awards, has been a member of two editorial advisory boards and is serving as a reviewer to eight international journals. She is a member of several professional societies, serves as a member on various committees and scientific and professional boards, and has been an invited expert by the US Department of Transportation and the European Commission. She is a member of the Eno Transportation Foundation’s Board of Regents.

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Dr. Maria Panou

Dr. Maria Panou is an Electronics and Computer Engineer (honours degree) from the University of Liverpool, UK, since 1997, with MSc on Advanced Control (in 1998) from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK (UMIST) and PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on Personalised ADAS warnings for drivers and infomobility services for travellers. She is currently holding a position as a Principal Researcher at the Hellenic Institute of Transport of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas.

 

Main fields of expertise: Telematics Applications for Transport and their personalisation, ITS, transport and road safety, infomobility services and content personalization, driver behaviour modeling, ADAS warning algorithms, innovative training simulation tools for driving simulators, transportation technologies of elderly and persons with special needs, ambient intelligence framework services.

 

She has participated in more than 25 European and national research projects. She has strong experience in managerial and supervisory tasks as she has acted as Coordinator/technical manager in two successful STREPs of the 6th & 7th FP (TRAIN-ALL, SAVE ME) and as sub-project leader in two (6th & 7th FP) Integrated Projects.

 

She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the ETRR Journal (European Transport Research Review – An Open Access Journal) of ECTRI and has acted as Member of the Scientific Committee of international Conferences. She has also been a reviewer of papers for various international journals and conferences.

 

She holds 20 publications in scientific journals and books and 69 in international conferences.


Dr. Maria Morfoulaki

Maria Morfoulaki, Dipl. Civil Engineer AUTH, Transportation, is Research Scientist A 'of the Hellenic Institute of Transport. In 1995 she graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University, while in November 2004 acquired her PhD degree from the same Department in the field of: "Investigation of the interaction between quality and operational performance indicators for public transport." In July 2010 she completed her studies at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly acquiring her M.Sc. in the field of “Applied Mechanics and Systems Simulation”.

So far, she has worked on several research projects and studies related to transport as a research associate of AUTH, transportation engineer of TRIAS SA and of TRUTH S.A. and from the October 2001 until today she is working for the Hellenic Institute of Transport.

She specializes in issues related to the Promotion and Strengthening of Sustainable Urban Mobility, in the Design and Evaluation of Public Transport Systems and has extensive experience in simulation and prediction of the future traffic conditions using transportation models.

She is in charge of the department “Urban Mobility and Multimodal Public Transportation” of HIT. She has worked as a Technical Consultant through HIT with Municipalities, Regions and Ministries on issues related to the transport sector.

She has academic experience as a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly in undergraduate and post graduate programs and is the author of a large number of papers in scientific journals and conferences.

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Dr. Evangelos Mitsakis

He works as research associate of the Hellenic Institute of Transport since 2005, as post-doctoral researcher during 2012 and as senior research from 2013. He participates in European and domestic research projects in the fields of transport systems optimization and modeling.


Dr. Maria Gemou

Dr. Maria Gemou was born in Athens in 1980. She is a Mechanical and Aeronatical Engineer of the University of Patras since 2003 with a PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on Modeling of driving behaviour in driving simulator and correlation with real traffic conditions. She currently holds a position as a Research Associate in Hellenic Institute of Transport.

Her main fields of expertise are the following: modeling driver behavior, driving simulator validation, ITS, IST, pilot trials design, Dangerous Goods transport safety, accessible transport for PwD (Persons with Disabilities) and development of training schemes. She speaks fluent English and good German and has participated on administration and technical level in more than 15 research projects in all the above fields. She is author of 17 publications in refereed journals, 20 publications in peer reviewed international conferences proceedings, 8 contributions in scientific and training/educational books and 1 special edition. 



Dr. Alexandros Stathakopoulos
Mr. Alexander Stathacopoulos was born in June 1980. In November 2003, he graduated from the department of Civil and Offshore Engineering of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburg, with a MEng in Civil Engineering. In 2005, he obtained his MSc in Construction – Project Management. In September 2010 he started working at the Hellenic Institute of Transport as a research associate. In November 2011 he completed his PhD. He is a native English speaker and has a good knowledge of French. Since joining HIT, he has been involved with the study and optimization of the pupil transport system in Greece, the administrative management of the SMART-CM project on Container Security and the GLOBIS proposal submittal on Global Integrated Supply Chain Security and Logistics Management.
Dr. Afroditi Anagnostopoulou

Afroditi Anagnostopoulou is a research associate at the Hellenic Institute of Transport (H.I.T.) / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas since March 2013 and participates in both national and international research projects. She holds a BSc in Management Science and Technology from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MSc in Computer Science from University College London. She has also received a PhD in Operations Research from the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Her research interest lies on the areas of operations research, analytics and transportation logistics; and she focuses on the development of advanced and sophisticated optimization algorithms for complex real-life problems. Her work has been published in international academic journals (such as Transportation Science - INFORMS) and presented in international conferences (such as 7th Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis - TRISTAN VII, 1st Annual Conference of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization).

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Evangelia Gaitanidou

Evangelia Gaitanidou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She is a Civil Engineer of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece, since 2003, with MSc on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece, since 2004. She works in the Hellenic Institute of Transport since 2004, first as a Post-graduate Scholar and now as a Research Associate.

She speaks fluently English and French and very well Italian.

Main Fields of work: Telematics Applications for Transport, Road Safety, Transportation of Ε&D, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), etc.

She is involved in numerous European and Greek Research Projects as well as in the editing of deliverables for them, she has publications in International and National Conferences and scientific journals, has acted as Assistant to Editor-in-Chief in the European Transport Research Review journal and co-editor in the book Infrastructure and Safety in a Collaborative World (Springer, 2011). In parallel she is elaborating a PhD thesis in the field of road safety.


Konstantinos Kalogirou

Kostas Kalogirou, (Degree in Software Engineering, MSc in Digital Signal Processing at Communication Systems) is Research Associate of HIT.

K.Kalogirou was born in Veria in 1978 and he has graduated from University of U.C.E in Birmingham in 2000.In 2001, he got his MSc in D.S.P. from Lancaster University, Department of Communication Systems (U.K.) with scholarship. He is specialized at s/w applications for car, car simulator and Multi Agent Systems.


Dimitris Margaritis

Mr. Dimitris Margaritis, BSc in Automotive Eng, MSc in Environment Protection, is a Research Associate primarily in the area of Traffic Safety and Transport Greening. Since 2006 he works for CERTH/HIT. He is responsible for the Air Quality Monitoring Lab of CERTH/HIT.

From 1999-2006 he worked for the Crash Safety department at TNO Automotive in The Netherlands. He contributed to the establishment of the first in-depth accident research team in The Netherlands. Among his accident analysis activities, he participated in EuroNCAP crash tests and he was occupied with video analysis of vehicle crash tests and of vehicle safety features tests.

He has been involved in about 30 national (Greek and Dutch) and EU research projects. He jointed networks such as EEVC WG21 and APSN and still joins ETSC, CARE, ECTRI TWG-B, EGVIA, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and he is the national representative of ITF/OECD Working Group on Motorcyclists Safety.

He has written/contributed to several papers and technical reports. He speaks very well English and Dutch.

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Dr. Jose Salanova

Dr. Salanova was born in Barcelona in 1983 and graduated from the Polytechnic School of the University of Catalonia (U.P.C.), Department of Civil Engineer in 2007. In 2008-2009 he acquired the MSc on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. In 2010-2013 he conducted his PhD research in the Polytechnic School of the University of Catalonia (U.P.C.) with dissertation title “modelling of taxicab fleets in urban environment”. The year 2007 he worked for the CENIT (Center for Innovation in Transport) in Barcelona. He works in the Hellenic Institute of Transport since 2008. His scientific interests concern research and developments in transport and mostly in algorithm and model development, mobility, intermodal transport and logistics. He speaks fluently Catalan and Spanish and very well Greek and English.


Eleftherios Sdoukopoulos
Sdoukopoulos Eleftherios, born in Larisa in 1984, is a Dipl. Rural and Surveying Engineer, graduating in 2008 from the corresponding department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.TH). In 2009, he acquired his MSc diploma on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems from the same university. He has participated in various traffic studies in cooperation with A.U.TH. and private companies. He has been a research associate of the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) since September 2010. (Athens branch) He speaks English and French. Full CV
Athena Dimou
Athena Dimou graduated from the Physics Department of the University of Patras and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Administration of Industrial Systems, from University of Piraeus and National Technical University of Athens. She has extensive and in-depth expertise and knowledge in administrative and financial issues budgeting and reporting by her participation in many EU and National projects. During 2006-2013, she worked for Ecological Recycling Society (NGO), where she participated in the drafting and submission of proposals for funding, in the implementation and management of European and National Projects, in the management and coordination of environmental activities in many municipalities and educational programs in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the School Community. During 2013-2014, she was Head of the Program’s Department in Pan-Hellenic Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Reintegration.
Athanasios Tsioutras

Athanasios Tsioutras was born in Thessaloniki and graduated from the Polytechnic School of AUTh, Department of Civil Engineer. He has got an M.Sc. degree in Environmental Issues from the Physics Department of A.U.Th. He is a PhD Cand. Transport at Civil Engineer School of AUTh.

During 1991-1996 he worked in the field of communication, advertising and sales promotion as a freelancer in advertising agencies and printed media. Since 1996 he is working in the Transport field in many research programs and transport studies (over 40) first with consulting companies, then with the AUTh and after 2000 with NTUA. He is also very experienced in classic civil engineer issues, such as building construction and real estate estimations (over 1200).

Since 2001 he is a research associate at the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), where in 2004 he became HITs public relations manager, having contributed to almost 400 publicity actions and making HIT’s brand name. He has organized over 55 exhibitions promoting research results to the public and gave 220 interviews in mass media. During 2001-2007 he was the general responsible for the great part of the mobile research equipment of HIT, such as the research vehicle equipped with ADAS, the hybrid vehicle, the 2 driving simulators and the 4 electric assisted scooters.

 

Between early 2011 – mid 2013 he was in charge of the newly established CERTH’s Press Office, which within this period recorded over 2000 views of CERTH in printed and electronic media, half of them followed up by CERTH’s Press Office.

His main priority was to improve road safety in Greece through campaigns and educational activities on the human factor, the main responsible for road accidents. During 2010, he has been the technical coordinator of the implementation of BOB-Campaign in Greece with the title “Alcohol-Not Tonight-I am driving”. The combined effort of both police tests and BOB-Campaign, managed to reduce the positive alcohol breath tests from 8,3% (2000), to 3,2% (2004), according to statistical issues from the Greek Ministry of Civil Protection. This effort is being continued by HIT and other organizations since nowadays, unofficially. The cooperation with the famous Greek pop-singer George Tsalikis was the fabulous conclusion of this great ten years effort.

The integration of theoretical and practical knowledge and manpower to defend and promote road safety was an imperative necessity. The beginning was the development of a network of researchers, transport engineers, driving instructors, journalists in car magazines and racing drivers in 18 educational seminars, in order to provide road safety throughout seminars all over Greece under the framework of the “ADHRITO” project. A book relative to new concepts of training such as multimedia and driving simulators has been published recently in which he is co-author.

At academic level, A. Tsioutras has contributed in three books relative to traffic education for High Schools and 16 scientific publications in congresses and workshops, meanwhile he participated in 13 deliverables. He has been a member in the organizing committee of 9 international conferences and contributed to the finalisation of many research deliverables, including his research activity for a specific time in the field of Solid Mechanics, working for the environmental influence in microcracks of Thessaloniki’s monuments.

He speaks and writes English and has also excellent knowledge of many PC software programs.

He is a member of the Hellenic Society of Transport Engineers, member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, member of the Society of the Registered Contractors of National Works of Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia, member of the Society of Civil Engineers of Thessaloniki and member of the Hellenic Electric Vehicles Association.

He has been representative of the Technical Chamber of Greece at Thessaloniki’s Council for Public Transport, evaluator of studies and Public Works Evaluator for the Technical Chamber of Greece and member of

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Stella Nikolaou

Stella Nikolaou was born in 1976 in Athens, Greece. She is a software programmer and she is involved in the research team of the Hellenic Institute of Transport dealing with driver behaviour monitoring and human factors impact on road safety.

She has been involved in various national and European research projects, whereas her main research focus includes the monitoring of the driver behaviour for the enhancement of road safety through the use of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), studies of human sleep for safety enhancement in industrial applications and the reduction of accidents attributed to operator’s lack of alertness, as well as the development of high-end user interfaces for several industrial applications.


Anna Kortsari

Mrs. Anna Kortsari is a research associate of the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). She holds a degree in civil engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Macedonia, Greece. She is currently a PhD candidate in the area of railway transport (Department of Transport, Infrastructure, Management and Regional Planning Engineering of the Aristotle University, Greece). She has been working as a Research Associate in HIT since 2005 and has participated in numerous research programs. Her expertise is on railway transport systems, while she has also worked on various other topics such as mobility management, Seasonal Transport Demand Management, Intelligent Transport Systems, as well as Freight transport. She speaks fluently English, Italian and French. She is the author of many scientific papers.

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Evaggelia Chrisohoou

Mrs. Evangelia Chrisohoou is an associate researcher at the Center for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport since 2006. She is a mathematician with an MSc in “Statistics and Operational Research”. She is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at School of Engineering of University of Thessaly, in the field of optimization problems. Her research interests are in transportation planning and management; operational research applied in transportation problems fleet management and logistics; as well as statistical analysis of big traffic data and passively collected datasets relates to travel behavior and mobility schemes. Her work has been published in international academic journals (such as Journal of the Transportation Research Board) and presented in international conferences (such as Transportation Research Board Annual Meetings TRB, European Conference on Operational Research EURO - INFORMS). 



Bartholomew-Michael Vassilantonakis

Bartholomew-Michael Vassilantonakis was born in Athens, Greece, in 1976 and holds a Bachelor’s degree BEng in Control and Computer Systems Engineering, from the University of Westminster in London, as well as an MSc in Computer Systems & Networks, from South Bank University in London.

Over the years he gained experience in Software Engineering and Development as well as in Data Management Systems. Since 2006 he works at H.I.T. and he is responsible for H.I.T.’s IT infrastructure and for the development of software applications (either web or desktop). He has been involved in several European and domestic projects in different fields many of which involved in mobility management, freight, ITS and ICT.

His technical skills consist of use and management of several operating systems, servers and development tools, such as Windows Servers, Visual Studio, MS SQL Server, SharePoint, ArcGIS Server, MS Exchange, Systems Operations Management, VMWare e.t.c.. His programming and databases skills contains development and management of RDBMS in SQL Server, MySQL and development and usage in .NET (C#/VB.NET/ASP.NET), SQL, SQL Spatial, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, Google Maps/Charts API, Bing Maps API, Share Point, Java, PHP. The hardware technical skills consist of implementation, management, maintenance and problem solving of IT infrastructure such as server and workstations as well as networks infrastructure for routers, switches, firewalls e.t.c.. Additionally, he speaks excellent English, good French and satisfactory Spanish.


Pavlos Spanidis

Pavlos Spanidis was born in Veria in 1980. He is has graduated as a Software Engineer from Salford University of England (BSc in 2003) and he is specialized in Telecommunications (MSc in 2004) in software development for NOKIA cell phones in Symbian OS in Lancaster University of England. He speaks fluently English and well German. From 2006 he is a research associate of the Hellenic Institute of Transports with main specialized areas the development of software for people with disabilities and also the development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (A.D.A.S.). Full CV


Katerina Touliou

Ms Katerina Touliou is an Experimental Psychologist with MSc on Research Methods in Psychology (2002). She is a PhD candidate in the Medical Informatics’ Department of the Medical School at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is currently holding a position as a research associate at the Hellenic Institute of Transport of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas.

Main research interests: Sensory perception in drivers and riders; the role of attention and distraction in driving performance; the effect of medicines and alcohol in driving behaviour; human behaviour dynamics; development and implementation of research methodologies and experimental theories; conduction of experimental and laboratory studies; application of advanced statistical analysis to determine human factors’ effect on driving behaviour; human factors/user experience research, and usability testing methodologies specially designed for elderly and disabled.

She has participated in 20 European and national research projects. She is a Member of the American Psychological Association (APA).

 

She holds over 50 publications in scientific journals and international conferences.



Helen Chalkia

Eleni Chalkia was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1984. She is a Civil Engineer of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece, since 2007. Currently she is taking the MSc on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. She has been working in the Hellenic Institute of Transport since March 2008 and for the time being works on matters having to do with: Telematics Applications for Transport, Road Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), etc. She speaks fluently English.  Full CV


Olga Gaitatzi

Panagiotis Tzenos
Panagiotis Tzenos was born in Serres in 1983. He graduated from the department of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005. In 2007, he obtained the MSc degree in Communications Systems and Technologies from the same department. In the past, he has worked as a programmer for various companies and participated actively in both initial design and coding phases of custom-built ERP and CRM systems. Since 2009 he is a research associate of the Hellenic Institute of Transport with main specialized areas the algorithm design and analysis and software development.
Glikeria Myrovali

Stamatina Loukea
Ms. Matina Loukea was born in Athens in 1983. She is a graduate psychologist of the Psychology Program’s faculty at the National University of Athens. Since July of 2010 has been employed as an Associated Researcher in the Hellenic Institute of Transport and she has participated in several EU Research Projects. Her main fields of research are road safety, transportation management, public transport, ITS, accessible design, evaluation planning and testing, mainly in the context of the conduction of experiments, pilot tests and results analysis during Research projects, etc. She speaks English very fluently.Full CV
Panagiotis Iordanopoulos
Iordanopoulos Panagiotis was born in Thessaloniki in 1984. He graduated from the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Auth), Department of Civil Engineer. In 2010, he acquired his MSc diploma on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems from the same University, Departments of Civil Engineer and Rural – Surveyor Engineer. He has been a research associate of Hellenic Institute of Transport since September 2010.
Kornilia Maria Kotoula
Kotoula Kornilia Maria was born in Thessaloniki in 1973. She graduated from the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Auth), Department of Rural and Surveying Engineering. From 1999-2008 she has worked as an employee in companies elaborating studies on bridge and road construction. In 2010, she acquired her MSc diploma on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems from the same University, Departments of Civil Engineering and Rural – Surveying Engineering. She has been a research associate of Hellenic Institute of Transport since September 2010.
Katerina Chrysostomou
Katerina Chrysostomou was born in Thessaloniki. She graduated from the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Department of Civil Engineering. In 2010, she acquired her MSc diploma on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems from the same University, Departments of Civil Engineer and Rural – Surveyor Engineering. She has been a research associate of Hellenic Institute of Transport since September 2010. She speaks English fluently and also Spanish and German.
Maria Chatziathanasiou
Maria Chatziathanasiou was born in Athens, Greece. She is a Civil Engineer of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece, since 2005, with MSc on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece, since 2007. She works as a Research Associate in the Hellenic Institute of Transport since November 2010. She speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Aristides Halatsis

Aristides Halatsis is Dipl. Civil Engineer with post-graduate studies in Logistics (MSc in Logistics & Transportation) and Business Administration (MBA). He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the fields of freight transport & logistics, port operations/management, intermodal nodes & transport, and proven experience in managing & leading project teams, having worked with clients from both the private & public sector. He has served as a CEO of the Kavala Port Authority with main focus areas the development of the freight and cruise business. He has served as an External expert to the Marco Polo II Programme of the CEC, External Expert to the TEN-T Programme of the CEC, Evaluator to the Information Society Programme (ICT for Transport) of the CEC, Evaluator to the Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation Programme (Last Mile Logistics) – Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), and Evaluator to the ERA-NET MARTEC (Maritime Technologies).


Dr. Nikos Dimokas

Dr. Nikos Dimokas obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Crete, Greece, in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2010. During August 2001 - December 2005 he worked as a research assistant in the Information Systems Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). During September 2010 – September 2012 he worked as a visiting lecturer at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia.  Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Hellenic Institute of Transport of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas. His research interests lie in the area of Distributed Systems and Data Management. In particular, his research focuses on distributed systems over wireless networks (wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular ad hoc networks), mobile and pervasive computing with emphasis on data management and data dissemination,  mobile networks and applications, web information retrieval (social network analysis) and ambient intelligence framework services and their personalization, with emphasis on elderly and disabled users. He has participated in 6 European and national research projects. He holds 6 publications in international conferences, 2 in national conferences, 5 in scientific journals and 2 in book chapters.  He has also been a reviewer for many scientific journals and conferences like IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transaction on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, the Computer Journal, Wireless Networks etc. Finally, he has received over 210 citations from other scientific publication.


Ioannis Symeonidis

Ioannis Symeonidis is a Mechanical Engineer researcher.

His studies include the mechanical engineering diploma from AUTH- Thessaloniki, Master Rechereche in modeling and simulation of the musculoskeletal system from ENSAM- Paris, Ph.D. student with subject the study of head and neck biomechanics of motorcyclists before and during impact in the medical department of LMU- Munich while soon he is completing a Master of Science in Information Technology in HOU- Patras.

He has studied and carried out research in various EU institutions including the Technical University of Munich, the Polytechnic School of Milan, the CISAP team of the University of Florence, the IMFS institute of ULP in Strasbourg, the INRETS institute in Marseille, the TNO in Eindhoven and the ECIP institute of the University of Navarra among others. He has several publications in international scientific journals and conferences.

He is a Marie Curie fellow and responsible for the MC- CIG project ISABELLE. His research interests are in the field of biomechanics relative to two wheelers and light vehicle safety, biomechanics of impact, motion capture, motor rehabilitation and virtual reality and simulators.


Maria T Tsami

Ms. Maria Tsami is a Spatial Planning and Development Engineer  and a PhD student in the department of Civil Engineering at the University of Thessaly. She is holding an MSc degree in the field of Information and Communication Systems, specializing in Intelligent Computer Systems at the Open University of Cyprus.

Since 2011, she is a scientific researcher of the Transportation Engineering Laboratory at the department of Civil Engineering of University of Thessaly, and since 2012, she is a scientific researcher of the Hellenic Institute of Transport.

Her research activity focuses mainly on dynamic transit modeling taking into account information and quality of service indicators. She has been involved in national and European projects and actions related to transportation planning and monitoring (urban-interurban), transit assignment and intelligent transportation systems. She is a member of COST action TU1004 (Modelling Public Transport Passenger Flows in the Era of Intelligent Transport Systems) and the COST action TU1305 (Social networks and travel behaviour).

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Dr. Alkiviadis Tromaras
Alkiviadis Tromaras was born in Thessaloniki in 1981. He has graduated from University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) with a BEng in Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering. He continued his postgraduate studies at Coventry University studying the MSc of Competitive Manufacturing. In 2007 he completed his PhD in Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering at Coventry University regarding stakeholder management and related environmental management issues of the UK’s Aerospace Manufacturing industry. Later on he worked in the Environmental Management and ISO14001 sector in the UK industry (Cummins UK) as well as research projects regarding environmental stakeholder management and environmental issues of sea ports or electric cars and charging infrastructure. He specialises in manufacturing and production, stakeholder management for environmental issues, Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001, charging infrastructure related to electric cars. He is an author of one book (Α Stakeholder Framework for Environmental Management) and contributor in another (The global business handbook). Full CV
Aggelos Aggelakakis

Aggelakakis Aggelos, born in Thessaloniki in 1982, is a Dipl. Engineer of Planning and Regional Development, graduating in 2005 from the corresponding department of the University of Thessaly. In 2007, he acquired his MSc diploma on “Planning, Organization and Management of Transport Systems” from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). Since March 2007 and for specified periods, he was a research associate at the Transport Engineering Laboratory of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with participation in European and National Research Programmes. He has participated in many traffic studies in Greece and Cyprus in cooperation with private companies. Since September 2013, he is a PhD candidate in the fields of Transportation Planning and Environmental Capacity. He has been a research associate at Hellenic Institute of Transport (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas) since December 2013. Full CV


Antonios Boutovinas
Antonios Boutovinas was born in Veroia in 1987. In June 2013, he received the B.Sc degree in Informatics from the Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 2013 he is a research associate of the Hellenic Institute of Transport with main specialized areas the algorithm design and analysis ,software development and smartphone application development.


Panagiotis Liapis

Panagiotis Liapis has graduated from the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (formerly ASOEE) and holds an MSc in Maritime studies of the University of Piraeus, specializing in International Transport.

He has born in Piraeus in 1975.He graduated from the Lycée Léonin in 1993, a francophone non-profit private school and has been an active member of the Alumni Association since then. He holds the Diplôme D'études Françaises (Sorbonne II) and the Proficiency in English both from Cambridge and Michigan Universities.

He served in the Greek Army as a Cadet Officer where he served as a Controller of Expenditures from 1999 to 2001 when he has been dismissed with a recommendation letter for the quality of his services by his Chief commanding officer. Since 2001, he has been occupied in a private consulting firm as an economist, part of a study group responsible for data collection/processing and the preparation of cost benefit analysis studies in the Transport Sector.

Then, in 2004 he started his career in the Hellenic Institute of Transport, as an assisting financial officer on project monitoring and coordination in FP6 research projects, until 2008. At the same time, he attended the Post Graduate program in Maritime studies of the University of Piraeus where he graduated in 2007 as top in his class. He regained his position in the Hellenic Institute of Transport in 2014, after being occupied in several private companies in the insurance and car repairing sector, specializing in traffic accident compensation claims management.

Since then, he is in charge of the financial and administrative monitoring of FP7 research projects and participates in the preparation and submission of H2020 project proposals.


Elpida Xenou

Elpida Xenou was born in Thessaloniki in 1987, has graduated from the school of Civil Engineering of the University of Thessaly, class of 2012. She works as a Research Associate in the department of “Freight transport & Logistics” of the Hellenic Institute of Transport since September 2014.

In 2014, she acquired her MSc diploma on “Engineering Management” from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki while her diploma thesis was carried out in conjunction with the Hellenic Institute of Transport.


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