Polydoropoulou Amalia




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Transportation Systems


Amalia Polydoropoulou (Female, Dr.)  is a Professor at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport (STT), Director of the Graduate Program Study (NAME), and Director of the Transportation and Decision Making Laboratory. She has served as the Vice-Rector of Research, Development, Finance and Infrastructure at the University of the Aegean (2014-2018). From September 2020, she is a full member of the Board of Directors of the State Scholarships Foundation. Prof. Polydoropoulou received a Civil Engineer Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, and a MSc. and PhD in Transportation Systems and Decision Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her Phd thesis was entitled “Modelling User Response to Advanced Traveler Information Systems”. Dr. Polydoropoulou areas of research include transportation systems, transportation demand, market research, and econometrics. She has extensive experience on primary data collection, demand modeling and forecasting techniques. She has conducted worldwide market research on user response to the introduction of new modes of transportation and the adoption of innovative technologies such as Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility as a Service, Sharing and Active Transport Systems (modeling mode choice, willingness to pay behaviour and distributed Value of Time). She has leading research work on the impact of the e-Economy on transport and Last Mile Deliveries with drones, the adoption of e-learning by seafarers, the promotion of intelligent ports, and the development of forecasting models to improve port operations. She has developed recommender systems providing personalised guidance to maritime employees and seafarers to improve their skills and competencies. She has conducted research on the subject of women’s career in the shipping industry and is currently working on the effect of automation on the workforce in transport (air, sea , and land). Recent research involves the understanding of the change of the activities and travel of individuals due to COVID-19 and the effect on their overall happiness.  She has widely published in the academic and professional literature. She has participated as a Project Coordinator, Work Package or Working Group Leader in several EU funded projects such as: We-Transform, HARMONY, WISE-ACT, MaaS4EU, OPTIMUM, USMART, GRETIA, HERMES, INNOSUTRA, PACTS, iPORTS, POET, SLIM-VRT, URIT. She is the Coordinator of the  National Intelligent Research Infrastructure for Shipping, Supply chain, Transport and Logistics (EN.I.R.I.S.S.T.) and well as EN.I.R.I.S.S.T.+ in Greece. She is also Board Member of International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR.org). As a consultant she has worked for a number of reputable private companies and public agencies in transportation including Rand Europe, NL, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, IBI Group in Boston, UK, and Athens, International Port Managers (IPM), and CERN.


Book Chapters

  1. Roumboutsos, A., Polydoropoulou, A., Pagoni, I., Tsirimpa, A. (2020). MaaS: The Revenue Allocation Challenge. Accepted for publication in UNECE Report “Transport Trends and Economics 2018–2019: Mobility as a Service”.
  2. Polydoropoulou, A., I. Pagoni, A. Tsirimpa, I. Tsouros (2019). “Modelling traveller’s behaviour in the presence of reward schemes offered for green multimodal choices”. In “Data analytics: Paving the way to sustainable urban mobility”, Book series on Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, by Springer, Editors: Nathanail, E. and I.D. Karakikes.
  3. Polydoropoulou A., and A. Tsirimpa (2016). “Traveler’s Security Perceptions and Port Choices.” In Securing Transportation Systems, Book series on Protecting Critical Infrastructures, by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Editors: Hakim, A., G. Albert, and Y. Shiftan.

Selected Publications

  1. Pagoni, I., Gatto, M., Tsouros, I., Tsirimpa, A., Polydoropoulou, A., Giuseppe, G., Stefanelli, T. (2020). Mobility-as-a-Service: Insights to policy makers and prospective MaaS operators. Transportation Letters: the International Journal of Transportation Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/19427867.2020.1815141.
  2. Figueiras, P., Gonçalves, D., Costa, R., Guerreiro, G., Georgakis, P., Jardim-Gonçalves, R., Tsirimpa, A., Polydoropoulou, A., Tsouros, I., Pagoni, I. (2020). Corrigendum to “Novel Big Data-supported dynamic toll charging system: Impact assessment on Portugal’s shadow-toll highways” [Comput. Ind. Eng. 135 (2019) 476–491]. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 148, 106699. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2019.06.043.
  1. Polydoropoulou, A., Tsouros, I., Pagoni, I., Tsirimpa, A. (2020). Exploring Individual Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Mobility as a Service. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0361198120938054.
  1. Polydoropoulou, A., Pagoni, I., Tsirimpa, A. (2020). Ready for Mobility as a Service? Insights from Stakeholders and End-users. Journal of Travel Behaviour and Society, 21, 295-306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2018.11.003.
  2. Polydoropoulou, A., Pagoni, I., Tsirimpa, A., Roumboutsos, A., Kamargianni, M., Tsouros, I. (2020). Prototype business models for Mobility-as-a-Service. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 131, 149-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2019.09.035.
  3. Tsirimpa, A., A. Polydoropoulou, and I. Tsouros (2019). Route Choice Preferences: Insights from Portuguese Freight Forwarders and Truck Drivers. Transportation Planning and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1080/03081060.2019.1650438.
  4. Fameli, K.M., A. Kotrikla, C. Psanis, G. Biskos, and A. Polydoropoulou (2019). Estimation of the emissions by transport in two port cities of the northeastern Mediterranean, Greece. Environmental Pollution, Elsevier, 113598,  DOI 1016/j.envpol.2019.113598.
  5. Tsouros, I., and A. Polydoropoulou (2019). Who Will Buy Alternative Fueled or Automated Vehicles: A Modular, Behavioural Modeling Approach. Transportation Research Part A, TRA276, S0965-8564(18)31344-2.
  6. Tsirimpa, A., Polydoropoulou, A., Pagoni, I., Tsouros, I. (2019). A reward-based instrument for promoting multimodality. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour, 65, 121-140.
  7. Polydoropoulou, A., Pagoni, I., Tsirimpa, A., Roumboutsos, A., Kamargianni, M., Tsouros, I. (2019). Prototype business models for Mobility-as-a-Service. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 131, 149-162.
  8. Kalloniatis, C., D. Kavroudakis, A. Polydoropoulou, S. Gritzalis (2018). Designing Privacy-Aware Intelligent Transport Systems: A Roadmap for Identifying the Major Privacy Concepts. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR)10(1).
  9. Polydoropoulou, A., I. Pagoni, A. Tsirimpa (2018). Ready for Mobility as a Service? Insights from Stakeholders and End-users. Journal of Travel Behaviour and Society (in press).
  10. Kourounioti, I., and A. Polydoropoulou (2017). “Identification of Container Dwell Time Determinants Using Aggregate Data.”, Accepted for publication at the International Journal of Transport Economics.
  11. Kourounioti, I., and A. Polydoropoulou (2017). “Application of Aggregate Container Terminal Data for the Development of Time-of-day Models Predicting Truck Arrivals”, European Journal of Infrastructure and Transport Research, 18(1), 76-90.
  12. Hatziioannidou, F., and A. Polydoropoulou (2016). “Passenger Demand and Patterns of Tourists’ Mobility in the Aegean Archipelago with Combined Use of Big Datasets from Mobile Phones and Statistical Data from Ports and Airports. Transportation Research Procedia, 25, 2309-2329.
  13. Kourounioti, I., Polydoropoulou, A. and C., Tsiklidis (2016). “Development of Models Predicting Dwell Time of Import Containers in Port Container Terminals- An Artificial Neural Networks Application”, Transport Research Procedia, 14, 243-252.
  14. Antoniou, C., and A. Polydoropoulou (2015). “The Value of Privacy. Evidence from the Use of Mobile Devices for Traveler Information Systems”. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 19 (2), 167-180.