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.