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Dr Ioannis Kaparias MEng, PhD, DIC, ACGI, AFHEA

Lecturer in Transport Engineering

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Dr Ioannis Kaparias is a Lecturer in Transport Engineering within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Dr Ioannis Kaparias graduated with a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London in 2004, having spent his final year of study at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He then joined the Centre for Transport Studies of Imperial for his PhD research on the topic of Reliable Dynamic In-vehicle Navigation, in collaboration with BMW Group, which he completed in 2008, and continued as a post-doctoral Research Associate in the same institution for a period of four years, working on a wide range of transport research projects.

From 2012 he held a Lecturer position at City, University of London, and in 2016 he joined the Transportation Research Group (TRG) of the University of Southampton as a Lecturer in Transport Engineering. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), and a chartered engineer in Greece as a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and of the Society of Greek Transport Engineers (SES). He is a member of the User Information Systems committee of the Transportation Research Board (AND20) and of the Executive Committee of the Universities’ Transport Study Group (UTSG), where he currently holds the role of the Honorary Treasurer. He is also Honorary Lecturer at the Centre for Transport Studies of Imperial College London, as well as an independent expert for the European Commission in research and innovation activities. Aside from English and his native Greek, he also speaks German, French and Italian.

Research interests

Ioannis has a diverse research profile spanning across a wide range of areas in the field transport engineering. His research interests include traffic engineering, modelling and simulation, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), network reliability, travel demand, Operations Research, travel behaviour, and transport and public realm, and his work has led to several journal publications and presentations at international conferences. His track record includes the participation to research projects funded by the European Commission (FP7 CONDUITS and FP7 NEARCTIS), the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Traffic monitoring of the Exhibition Road scheme), Transport for London (BENEFIT), BMW Group (OFFENSIVE - Open systems in traffic), PTV AG (Field testing of portable navigation systems) and Kapsch TrafficCom (CONDUITS-DST).

Research Projects

  • CONDUITS-DST: Further development of the CONDUITS Key Performance Indicators” (sponsored by Kapsch TrafficCom through POLIS aisbl) - Principal Investigator. Implementation of the CONDUITS performance evaluation framework for urban traffic management and ITS in a novel decision support tool, using the output of microscopic and macroscopic traffic simulation tools.
  • Modelling and incorporating travel time reliability in public transport” (sponsored by City University’s Research Pump-Priming Fund) - Principal Investigator. Further development of an existing travel time quantification approach from car traffic to public transport and applying it to part of London’s bus network.
  • Real-time tracking and modelling of interactions between heavy vehicles and vulnerable road users at blind turns” (sponsored by City University Doctoral Studentships) - PhD supervisor (S. Miah). Development of a novel system architecture and instrumented bicycle for the avoidance of often fatal crashes between cyclists and heavy vehicles in large cities.
  • Novel strategies and algorithms for energy-efficient urban traffic management” (sponsored by City University Doctoral Studentships) - PhD supervisor (M. Mamouei). Development of new methodologies for urban traffic management, which aim at optimising the overall energy consumption at the network-level.
  • Integrated multimodal trip planning for air and ground transport” – PhD supervisor (S. Hossain). Development of a new reliability-based passenger door-to-door route planning algorithm for long-distance trips involving both land and air transport.
  • Monitoring the Exhibition Road single surface scheme” (sponsored by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) - Main researcher at Imperial College London. Conduct of a series of research studies related to the Exhibition Road redevelopment scheme covering a wide range of transport aspects, such as traffic conflicts, perceptions of pedestrians and drivers, and travel behaviour, but also research extending beyond the scope of Exhibition Road itself, such as the investigation of the willingness to share space of pedestrians and drivers, the impacts on road safety, and the financial impacts of similar schemes.
  • CONDUITS: Coordination of Network Descriptors for Urban Intelligent Transport Systems” (sponsored by the European Commission through the 7th Framework Programme (FP7)) - Main researcher at Imperial College London. Collaborative international project with the objective of developing a framework enabling the evaluation of urban traffic management policies and technologies. The main outcome was the definition and testing of a set of Key Performance Indicators in the areas of traffic efficiency; traffic safety; pollution reduction; and social inclusion and land use.
  • NEARCTIS: Network of Excellence for Advanced Road Cooperative Traffic Management in the Information Society” (sponsored by the European Commission through FP7) - Main researcher at Imperial College London. Collaborative international project with the objective of the identification and development of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) solutions to the main transport problems (safety; energy consumption; environmental impacts; and congestion) within the framework of a virtual research centre through the integration of the research activities of a number of participating institutions.
  • BENEFIT: Benchmarking of Efficient Infrastructure and Transport” (sponsored by Transport for London) - Main researcher at Imperial College London. Conduct of a comparative analysis study and coordination of the first steps towards the formation of a worldwide city benchmarking club for road traffic management and infrastructure.
  • Reliable Dynamic In-vehicle Navigation” (sponsored by BMW Group within the framework of the “OFFENSIVE” collaborative research project) - Main PhD researcher at Imperial College London. Development of a new algorithm that evaluates travel time reliability based on historical data, and considers it in the search for optimal routes in the road network. With the prospect of making use of the algorithm in in-vehicle navigation systems, the research extended to the development of software (ARIAdNE), as well as to its application through laboratory and field experiments, which demonstrated its superiority compared with existing conventional navigation systems.
  •  “Personalised Route Guidance” (sponsored by BMW Group within the framework of the “OFFENSIVE” collaborative research project) - Supporting researcher at Imperial College London. Use of machine learning techniques in route guidance, so as to be able to derive the driver’s preferences and to consider them in route finding. The project resulted in the development of an algorithm for this purpose.





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