Professor Constantinos Antoniou

Constantinos Antoniou is a Full Professor in the Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from NTUA (1995), a MS in Transportation (1997) and a PhD in Transportation Systems (2004), both from MIT. His research focuses on modelling and simulation of transportation systems, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), calibration and optimization applications, road safety and sustainable transport systems and in his 20 years of experience he has held key positions in a number of research projects in Europe, the US and Asia, while he has also participated in a number of consulting projects. Costas has a proven track record in attracting competitive funding in both national and international levels.


He is/has been the PI of several research projects, and has contributed considerably to the preparation of a large number of funded proposals, in the national and international level. He has authored more than 250 scientific publications, including more than 80 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals, 180 in international conference proceedings, a book and 17 book chapters. He is a member of several professional and scientific organizations, editorial boards (Member of the Editorial Board of Transportation Research – Part C and Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Editor in European region in the International Journal of Transportation), committees (Member of TRB committee AHB45 – Traffic Flow Theory and TRB committee ABJ70 - Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications, Steering Committee of hEART – The European Association for Research in Transportation), and a frequent reviewer for a large number of scientific journals, scientific conferences, research proposals and scholarships.


He enjoys teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as in other venues, such as Summer Schools and Short Courses. He has supervised one PhD student (graduated at 2014), and is currently supervising five more, has supervised 5 graduate theses and 17 five-year diploma theses, as well as participated in various roles in doctoral committees and examinations in other universities (such as KTH, TU Berlin, University of Naples – Federico II, EPFL and the National University of Singapore).


A leader of the profession and opinion maker, with frequent presence in major national media (TV, radio, newspapers) on transportation topics. As part of his volunteer activities, he is the former Chairman of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE), the former President of the MIT Club of Greece, and co-founder and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece.


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Selected recent journal publications

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Hale, D.K., C. Antoniou, B.B. Park, J. Ma, L. Zhang, A. Paz (2017) Revisiting the Application of Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation towards Signal Timing Optimization,  Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems (in press)

Pavlou, D., E. Papadimitriou, C. Antoniou, P. Papantoniou, G. Yannis, J. Golias, S. Papageorgiou (2017). Comparative assessment of the behaviour of drivers with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer’s disease in different road and traffic conditions. Transportation Research: Part F, Volume 47, Pages 122-131.

Wegman, F. , Allsop, R., Antoniou, C., Bergel-Hayat, R., Elvik, R., Lassarre, S., Lloyd, D., Wijnen, W. (2017) How did the economic recession (2008–2010) influence traffic fatalities in OECD-countries? Accident Analysis and Prevention Volume 102, 1 May 2017, Pages 51-59 

Theofilatos, A., G. Yannis, C. Antoniou, A. Chaziris and D. Sermpis (in press). Time Series and Support Vector Machines to Predict Powered-Two-Wheeler Accident Risk and Accident Type Propensity: A Combined Approach. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security (in press).

Prakash, A. A., R. Seshadri, C. Antoniou, F. C. Pereira and M. Ben-Akiva (2017). Reducing the dimension of online calibration in dynamic traffic assignment systems. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (in press).

Zhang, H., R. Seshadri, A. Prakash, F. C. Pereira, C. Antoniou, and M. Ben-Akiva (2017). Constrained Extended Kalman Filter: an Efficient Improvement of Calibration for Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (in press).

Kouskoulis, G. and C. Antoniou (2017). A systematic review of pedestrian simulation models with a focus on emergency situations. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (in press).

Chaniotakis, E., C. Antoniou, G. Aifadopoulou and L. Dimitriou (2017). Infering activities from Social Media data. Proceedings of the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2017, Washington, D.C.

Kostovasili, M., & Antoniou, C. (2017). Simulation-based evaluation of evacuation effectiveness using driving behavior sensitivity analysis. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 70, 135-148.

Efthymiou, D., & Antoniou, C. (2017). Understanding the effects of economic crisis on public transport users’ satisfaction and demand. Transport Policy, 53, 89-97.


Chaniotakis, E., Antoniou, C., & Pereira, F. (2016). Mapping Social Media for Transportation Studies. IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine, 31(6), 64-70.