We are delighted to introduce you to the Key Speakers of the EWGT 2018 in Braunschweig.
Mohamed Mezghani (UITP Secretary General)
Mohamed Mezghani has been working for more than 25 years in public transport and urban mobility related fields. He has been elected Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and will be taking office on 1/01/2018. He has been Deputy Secretary General of UITP the since January 2014. Until then, he has worked at UITP as Senior Manager (1999-2001) and Knowledge Director (2001-2006) chairing the department developing knowledge-related services for UITP members: professional training, research projects, thematic studies, technical advice, conferences, networking activities, information centre, etc. From 2006 till 2013, he has worked as independent consultant and Adviser to UITP on several technical assistance and training projects in Africa and the Middle-East and managed a number of projects involving numerous experts and multidisciplinary teams. Before joining UITP, M. Mezghani has been working as consultant in the French group, BCEOM, (from 1990 to 1999) more particularly in the urban mobility field. He has managed and carried out projects including policy definition, technical assistance and research activities in several countries in Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and Arab countries. During his collaboration with the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management, ADEME, (from 1988-1990), M. Mezghani carried out actions aimed at identifying and evaluating transport energy efficiency projects likely to be financed by the Agency in France. He has been graduated in Industrial Engineering (1987) from Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, Tunisia and has a Master in Transport (1988) from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France.
- Urban mobility policies and travel demand management,
- Trends and innovation in urban transport,
- Institutional organisation and regulatory framework of public transport,
- Relationships between public transport stakeholders,
- Urban transport energy efficiency
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. 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. He has authored more than 300 scientific publications, including more than 90 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals, 200 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, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, IET Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Letters), committees (such as TRB committees AHB45 – Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics and 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.
- modelling and simulation of transportation systems,
- big data and data analytics,
- calibration and optimization applications,
- road safety and sustainable transport systems
Hani Mahmassani holds the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University, where he is the Director of the Northwestern University Transportation Center. He has over 30 years of professional, academic and research experience in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, freight and logistics systems, multimodal systems modeling and optimization, pedestrian and crowd dynamics and management, traffic science, demand forecasting and travel behavior, information technology and mobile social networking, and real-time operation of transportation and distribution systems. He is past editor-in-chief and current associate editor of Transportation Science, senior editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and founding associate editor of Transportation Research C: Emerging Technologies. He has served in an advisory capacity to various institutes and programs, and has performed several program assessments of leading international research institutes and corporate R&D departments. He received his PhD (1982) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in transportation systems and his MS (1978) in transportation engineering from Purdue University.
- multimodal transportation systems analysis,
- planning and operations,
- dynamic network modeling and optimization,
- autonomous vehicles and connected systems,
- transit network planning and design,
- user behavior and telematics,
- telecommunication-transportation interactions