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Awards and Distinctions

bullet"2011 IEEE ITS Institutional Lead Award" from the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society "for outstanding contributions and successful implementations in traffic flow modelling and control" to the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory. The award was presented on October 6 2011, in the frame of the 14th Intern. IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Washington, DC

bulletBest Paper Award for Pillar II (Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure) of Transport Research Arena (TRA 2012), Athens, Greece, April 23-26, 2012, for the paper by M. Keyvan Ekbatani, A. Kouvelas, I. Papamichail, M. Papa-georgiou "Congestion Control in Urban Networks under Saturated Traffic Conditions via Feedback Gating."
bulletBest Freeway Operations Paper in 2014 Award by the Transportation Re-search Board (TRB) Freeway Operations Committee for the paper by L. Faulkner, F. Dekker, D. Gyles, I. Papamichail, M. Papageorgiou, "Evaluation of HERO coordinated ramp metering installation at the M1/M3 Freeway in Queensland, Australia"; the paper was presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 12-16, 2014. The award was presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, on 13 January 2015.
bulletThe IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (vol. 7, No. 3, 2015, pp. 82-85) published an article dedicated to the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory.

 

Professor Markos Papageorgiou

bulletFulbright Research/Lecturing Award (Aug. 1997 - Jan.1998).
bullet1999: Fellow of the IEEE "for contributions to the application of automatic control and optimization in transport systems and water networks", IEEE Control Systems Society.
bulletHellenic Club of Writers Award, Athens (1999).
bulletAward of the Rotary Club Chania (2005)
bulletRecipient of the "2007 IEEE Outstanding ITS Research Award" from the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society "for outstanding contributions to traffic flow modeling and control" presented on 14 October 2008 in the frame of the 11th Intern. IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Beijing, China.

bulletAward by the Technical University of Crete "in recognition of international distinctions for his research work" (2009).
bulletRecipient of the "2010 Transition to Practice Award" from the IEEE Control Systems Society "for the development and implementation of ramp metering algorithms, in particular at the Monash Freeway, Melbourne, Australia"; presented on 29 September 2011 in the frame of the 2011 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Denver, Colorado, (jointly with Associate Professor Ioannis Papamichail).
bulletProclaimed Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering of the University of Belgrade, Serbia, "in profound appreciation for many years of significant leadership and outstanding scientific contributions" (2010).
bulletERC (European Research Council) Advanced Investigator Grant for the pro-ject TRAMAN21 (Traffic Management for the 21st Century) (2013-2018).
bullet2013: Fellow of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) "for seminal contributions to modelling, control and optimization of transport sys-tems and water networks".
bulletRecipient of the "Highest Cited Author" Award by the Committee of Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics of the TRB (Transportation Research Board). The award was presented at a "Highest Cited Paper Ceremony Hon-oring Markos Papageorgiou" during the 93rd TRB Meeting in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2014.

 

(Photo: Prof. Papageorgiou receives the Highest Cited Paper Award by the TRB TFTC Committee in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2014.)

 

bulletResearch Excellence Award by the Technical University of Crete (2014).

Associate Professor Ioannis Papamichail

bulletRecipient of the "2010 Transition to Practice Award" from the IEEE Control Systems Society "for the development and implementation of ramp metering algorithms, in particular at the Monash Freeway, Melbourne, Australia"; presented on 29 September 2011 in the frame of the 2011 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Denver, Colorado, (jointly with Professor Markos Papageorgiou).

 

Dr. Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis

bulletRecipient of a 2016 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Grant for project PADECOT: PArtial Differential Equation model-based COntrol of Traffic flow.

Rodrigo Castelan Carlson

bulletGold Medal at the YEAR 2010 (Young European Arena of Research) competition (http://www.year2010.fehrl.org), Pillar: Mobility and Intermodality, for the article: Carlson, R.C., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M., A local feedback controller for mainstream traffic flow control using variable speed limits.

 

Antonios Georgantas
bulletRecipient of a 2016 Limmat Stiftung Excellence Award and a 2016 Excellence Award by the Technical University of Crete for graduating second-best in his class.

Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani
bulletRanked among the Top 10 for the Best Early-Stage Researchers' Award in Road Transport Europe 2014, TRAVisions.
bulletWon the Canadian National Award for Top-Ranked Post-doctoral Fellows for his proposal on Motorway Traffic Control and Monitoring, MITACS Elevate, 2013.
bullet2nd price of the Best Dissertation Award 2014 of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. The award was presented on 9 October 2014 in the frame of the 17th Intern. IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Qingdao, China.

 

Anastasios Kouvelas
bulletAward by the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) for the academic year 2003-2004 for excellence in undergraduate studies.
bullet2nd price of the Best Dissertation Award 2012 of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. The award was presented on 18 September 2012 in the frame of the 15th Intern. IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Sys-tems, Anchorage, Alaska.

Margarita Protopappa

bulletAwards by the State Scholarships Foundation and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) for excellence in undergraduate studies (1998-2003)

Anastasia Spiliopoulou

bulletShe was among the 8 finalists (out of 66 submissions) at the YEAR 2010 (Young European Arena of Research) competition (http://www.year2010.fehrl.org), Pillar: Mobility and Intermodality, for the article: Spiliopoulou, A., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M., Queue management techniques for metered freeway on-ramps.
bulletRanked among the Top 10 for the Best Early-Stage Researchers' Award in Road Transport Europe 2014, TRAVisions, for the article: Spiliopoulou, A., Kontorinaki, M., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M.: Real-time route diversion control at congested motorway off-ramp areas.
bulletBest Freeway Operations Paper in 2016 Award by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Freeway Operations Committee for the paper by Spiliopoulou, A., Papageorgiou, M., Herrera, J.C., Muñoz, J.C. "Real-time merging traffic control at congested freeway off-ramp areas"; the paper was presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 10-14, 2016. The award was presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, on 10 January 2017.
bullet"Best Paper Presented by a Woman" Award at the 5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS 2017), Naples, Italy, June 26-28, 2017 for the paper by Spiliopoulou, A., Perraki, G., Papageorgiou, M., Roncoli, C.: Exploitation of ACC systems towards improved traffic flow efficiency on motorways.

George Vigos, Ioannis Margonis
bulletAwards by the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) for the academic year 2003-2004 for excellence in undergraduate studies.

 

Other Recent Distinctions

bulletOn the occasion of completing its first 10 years, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems published in June 2010 a bibliographic analysis for its 405 published articles. The article by M. Papageorgiou and A. Kotsialos "Freeway ramp metering: an overview" ranked 5th in ISI citations number. Both authors ranked 7th and 8th, respectively, in the top ten of authors with most citations per published article in the journal. Technical University of Crete ranked 7th in the top ten of institutions with most citations per published article in the journal.
bulletIn 2010, the article "Wang, Y., Papageorgiou, M.: Real-time freeway traffic state estimation based on extended Kalman filter: a general approach" ranked first in citations over the last 5 years among all published articles of Transportation Research Part B.
bulletAmong all 66 submitted articles to the Freeway Operations Committee of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (2010), the 4 submitted articles of the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory ranked 1st to 4th.
bullet"Coordinated ramp metering for freeways" (M. Papageorgiou, I. Papamichail) was included in the Milestone Report "The Impact of Control Technology" (May 2011) of IEEE Control Systems Society as one out of 23 selected Success Stories in Control; second (extended) Edition 2015.
bulletAmong the 25 most cited articles published in Transportation Research Part C in the years 2008-2013, there were 4 articles authored by Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory members.
bulletThe article by Papageorgiou, M., Hadj-Salem, H., Blosseville, J.-M. "ALINEA: a local feedback control law for on-ramp metering", published in Transportation Research Record 1320 (1991), pp. 58-64, is the most cited paper in the history of the TRB Committee on Traffic Flow Theory & Charecteristics (TFTC). On the occasion, the TFTC Committee has organized a special webinar "to feature Prof. Markos Papageorgiou as one of the most influential authors of traffic flow theory and for his lifetime achievements". (Figure)

bulletThe article by M. Papageorgiou and A. Kotsialos, "Freeway ramp metering: an overview", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 271281, December 2002, won an award as one of the top 3 Best Survey Papers in the decade 2000-2009 in the journal (http://ieeexplore.ieee. org/ stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6585827).
bulletProf. Markos Papageorgiou was invited for an interview on Traffic Modeling, Control and Optimization, Theory and Applications at the IEEE-ITS Podcast 24, which went online on 1 April 2015 at this site link
bulletThe number of citations to publications of Prof. M. Papageorgiou in GoogleScholar exceeded the 10.000 mark (2015).
bulletIn a bibliographic analysis of highly cited papers on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), published in IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems in April 2016 (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber =7327232), M. Papageorgiou and A. Kotsialos were included among the top-10 most productive authors of ITS h-classic documents with 2 (out of a total of 53) h-classic papers. As a consequence, Technical University of Crete was included in the top-10 of institutions with most ITS h-classic documents.
bulletAn announcement entitled "World-First Technology Keeps Traffic Moving On The M80" was published in the website "Premier of Victoria (The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP)" of the Premier Minister of the State of Victoria (Australia) in July 2016, which refers to the cooperation of VicRoads with the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory for the application of innovative motorway traffic control systems.
bulletIn a bibliographic analysis on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), published in IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems in August 2016 (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7426832/?arnumber=7426832&tag=1), M. Papageorgiou was ranked 4th most productive author for that journal with 14 papers. Also, the article by M. Papageorgiou and A. Kotsialos, "Freeway ramp metering: an overview," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 271281, December 2002 was ranked 10th most cited paper.
bulletIn 2017, the article "Keyvan-Ekbatani, M., Kouvelas, A., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M.: Exploiting the fundamental diagram of urban networks for feedback-based gating" ranked 1st in citations over the last 5 years among all published articles of Transportation Research - Part B.
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