Team Members

Georgios Georgiadis

Georgios Georgiadis

Postdoctoral Researcher

Georgios GEORGIADIS (Male, Dr.) is a civil engineer with a MSc in planning, organization and management of transport systems and a PhD in management of public transport operations (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR). His PhD thesis was entitled: “The contribution of advanced non-parametric methods to the identification of peer organizations for the implementation of benchmarking in public transportation”. He has a 7 years’ experience in international and national research and development projects. His research field concerns the development of tools and processes for the performance and quality measurement of transport services. Dr. Georgiadis’ research work has been presented at international and national transport conferences as well as published in scientific journals. His research is currently focusing on the potential application of advanced multidisciplinary tools for improving the existent assessment and organization methods of transport systems. For four years, he has been an employee of Thessaloniki’s Public Transport Authority, where he developed and ran the performance measurement system and the cost allocation model of the local urban public transport system. He has been an external expert of public and private institutions for projects concerning urban transport management, sustainable urban mobility plans, traffic studies/surveys and public transport contracting in Greece, Europe and Middle East countries. He has involved, either as a collaborator of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki or consulting enterprises, in seven transport research projects of the INTERREG IVC (FLIPPER), SEE (ADB), FP6 (MAX), FP7 (METPEX), INTERREG Europe (InnovaSUMP) and Horizon2020 (SUITS, TINNGO) programs.

PostDoc title: Advanced multidisciplinary tools for transport systems assessment

Alexandros Sdoukopoulos

Alexandros Sdoukopoulos

PhD Candidate

Alexandros Sdoukopoulos was born in Larisa, Greece in 1987. He is a Dipl. Civil Engineer, graduate of the School of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – AUTh (2010), and MSc Transportation Planner, after successfully completing in 2012 AUTh’s Master Programme entitled “Planning, Organization and Management of Transport Systems”. Since 2013, he is also a PhD Candidate at the Civil Engineering Department AUTh, with his doctoral dissertation focusing on sustainable urban mobility and indicators. In 2012, he started working as an Associate Researcher at the Transport Engineering Laboratory AUTH and since then he has participated in more than 25 research projects and studies, funded under different European and National programmes as well as the private sector. His main research interests lie in the fields of sustainable urban mobility, traffic simulation modelling, traffic & parking management, non-motorised modes (walking, bicycle), environmental impacts of transport systems and road safety. Within the aforementioned research fields, he has authored and co-authored more than 35 scientific papers in international journals and scientific conferences.

Thematic Area: Development of a comprehensive methodology for assessing the progress towards sustainable urban mobility

Anastasia Nikolaidou

Anastasia Nikolaidou

PhD Candidate

Ms. Anastasia Nikolaidou is a Dipl. Civil Engineer, graduate of the School of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – AUTh (2012), and MSc Transportation Planner, after successfully completing in 2014 AUTh’s Master Programme entitled “Planning, Organization and Management of Transport Systems”. Since 2015, she is a PhD Candidate at the Civil Engineering Department AUTh, with her doctoral dissertation focusing on developing a methodology for exploiting data from social networking services for transportation purposes. In 2015, she started also working as an Associate Researcher at the Transport Engineering Laboratory AUTH. She has participated in more than 20 research projects and studies in the field of transportation, funded under different European and National programs as well as the private sector. Her main research interests lie in the fields of sustainable urban mobility, traffic simulation modelling, big data analytics, development of statistical models, travel behavior and traffic psychology. She has authored and co-authored more than 20 scientific papers in international journals and scientific conferences.

Thematic Area: Development of methodology for exploiting data from social networking services

Aristomenis Kopsacheilis

Aristomenis Kopsacheilis

PhD Candidate

Aristomenis Kopsacheilis graduated from the School of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in 2018 with a MEng on Civil Engineering. Since 2019, he is a PhD Candidate at the department of Civil Engineering of AUTh, with his doctoral dissertation focusing on the exploitation of advanced algorithms in the process of predicting and analysing non-motorised transport patterns. On the same year, he has started working for the Transport Engineering Laboratory of AUTh as an Associate Researcher, under the guidance of Dr. Ioannis Politis, taking part in a variety of national and European research projects, as well as, providing consulting services for the private sector. In the past he has taken part in projects mainly in consulting enterprises, among which many were Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, as well as H2020 and Interreg Europe projects. His main research interests include sustainable urban mobility, traffic modelling, non-motorised transport modes, micro-mobility, queuing theory and traffic psychology.

Thematic Area: Exploitation of advanced algorithms in the process of predicting and analysing non-motorised transport patterns

Efthymis Papadopoulos

Efthymis Papadopoulos

PhD Candidate

Mr. Efthymis Papadopoulos is a Dipl. Urban and Regional Planner, graduate of the School of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – AUTh (2015). He also holds a MSc in Planning, Organization and Management of Transport Systems from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – AUTh (2017). During 2018, he has been a Research Associate at the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). Since then, he is a PhD Candidate at the Civil Engineering Department AUTh, with his doctoral dissertation focusing on spatial analysis and modelling of road traffic accidents. At the same time, he is working as a Research Associate at the Transport Engineering Laboratory AUTH, having already participated in several European and National research projects and studies, as well as in private sector projects. His main research interests focus on road safety, spatial statistics, road traffic accident analysis and prediction, road accident modelling, traffic simulation modelling and GIS-based Data Management. His research work has been presented at scientific conferences and published in international journals.

Thematic Area: Spatial statistics for road traffic accident analysis, prediction and modelling

Eleni Verani

Eleni Verani

PhD Candidate

Mrs Eleni Verani is a Dipl. Urban and Regional Planner, graduate of the School of Engineering of the University of Thessaly – UTH, GR (2007), with a Msc in environmental protection and sustainable development, successfully completing in 2008 (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – AUTH, GR) and a Msc in planning, organization and management of transport systems, successfully completing in 2012 (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – AUTH, GR). Since 2014, she is also a Phd Candidate at the Civil Engineering Department AUTh, with his doctoral dissertation focusing on integrated transport and urban planning in urban areas. Since 2012, she started working as an Associate Researcher at the Transport Engineering Laboratory AUTH and as external expert in the private sector. In this context she has participated in more than 25 research projects and studies concerning sustainable urban mobility plans, traffic studies/surveys, spatial and environmental impacts of transports systems etc. Her research interests are in the areas of integrated transport and urban planning with a special interest in land use and transport modeling, sustainable urban mobility, spatial analysis, indicators and road safety. Her research work has been presented at international and national conferences as well as published in scientific journals.

Thematic Area: Integrated transport and urban planning in urban areas

George Delivopoulos

George Delivopoulos

PhD Candidate

George Delivopoulos is a Civil Engineer. He graduated with a Diploma in Civil Engineering (2004) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He also holds an MSc in Transport with Business Management (2005) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (nowadays Newcastle University). Since the completion of his studies he has been working in the private sector specialising in transportation infrastructure design (urban & rural roads & junctions, cycleways, traffic signaling, traffic signs, bridgeworks’ drainage, junior member of road safety audit team, cost estimation of projects). His experience also includes briefly working for a contractor at a construction site of Egnatia Odos motorway, supervising the construction of highway drainage. In parallel he performs transportation analysis of new & existing insfrastructures and traffic management measures using microsimulation modelling software. Since September 2017 he is a PhD candidate at the Transport Engineering Laboratory of Civil Engineering Department AUTh, trying to combine his experience in infrastructure design with traffic modelling techniques. From January 2018 he also works freelance. He’s an avid Formula 1 fan, having watched almost all races since 1993 season, and his ultimate dream is to design a Formula 1 track.

Thematic Area: The contribution of collaborative systems (vehicle – infrastructure) in
promoting sustainable urban transport

Ioannis Fyrogenis

Ioannis Fyrogenis

PhD Candidate

Giannis is a Dipl. Civil Engineer, graduate of the School Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and MSc Transportation Planner, with a data analytics skillset. He has worked as a civil engineer in the private sector and is, since 2018, a researcher and PhD candidate in the Transport Engineering Laboratory AUTh. He enjoys applying algorithmic solutions to real-life challenges, especially in the fields of urban, sustainable, shared and future mobility and travel behavior. His scientific papers have been accepted in international mobility and technology conferences. He is constantly looking for new challenges and ways to improve himself. Comic book enthusiast with a fondness for cats.

Thematic Area:  Big data analytics for urban shared mobility optimization