• Prof. Markos Papageorgiou was elected Fellow of the Industry Academy of the International Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance (AIIA). -link-
  • The IFAC Young Author Award of the 17th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS 2024) was awarded to the TrafficFluid PhD student Niloufar Dabestani for the paper: Dabestani, N., Typaldos, P., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M.: Joint vehicle path planning for interruptible 1-D snake-like platoons and 2-D flocks in lane-free traffic, 7th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS 2024), Ayia Napa, Cyprus, July 1-3, 2024. The award was presented to her on 2 July 2024, during the Conference banquet.
  • Dr. Milad Malekzadeh was awarded a 2024 TUM (Technical University of Munich) Global Postdoc Fellowship. This is a funding opportunity for external postdoctoral scientists who are currently residing abroad and would like to start their research at TUM. The TUM Global Postdoc Fellowship offers up to 10 international young scientists the opportunity to conduct research with a host at TUM for up to 2 years within the framework of the fellowship in each call. Scientists with diverse areas of expertise are invited to submit their applications on all topics. Getting selected for this highly competitive Postdoc Fellowship is a remarkable accomplishment for researchers.
    Dr. Malekzadeh will carry out research at the Chair of Traffic Engineering and Control at TUM, under the supervision of Professor Klaus Bogenberger, starting 1 October 2024. The main objective of his research will be to evaluate the feasibility of lane-free movements at a designated test-site.
    We congratulate Milad on this major achievement!
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou was appointed Academician of The International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences “in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and practice in Systems and Cybernetic Sciences”.
  • Mr. Petros Koutsas received the 2023 ANEK Lines Award for achieving the highest GPA among all graduates of the School of Production Engineering and Management during the academic year. The award was presented to him during the graduation ceremony on November 3, 2023.
  • The paper:
    Chrysomallis, I., Troullinos, D., Chalkiadakis, G., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M.: Deep reinforcement learning with implicit imitation for lane-free autonomous driving
    was selected in the shortlist of four papers nominated for the Best Paper Award of ECAI-2023 (the 26th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence).
    This year, ECAI had 391 articles accepted after peer-review (out of 1631 articles originally submitted for review). ECAI is considered the premier Artificial Intelligence conference in Europe and is always organized with the support of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI), which constitutes the federation of the national ΑΙ scientific associations per European country. ECAI is listed as a category “A” conference in the well-respected CORE conferences ranking system.
  • Honorary Award to Prof. Markos Papageorgiou by the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers “for his overall contribution to Transportation Science”. The Award was presented at the 11th International Conference on Transportation Research, September20-22, 2023, Heraklion, Greece.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou was elected Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA).
  • Dr. Panagiotis Typaldos was a finalist for the Best Dissertation Award 2023 of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. See link.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (20 March 2023).
  • Mr. Ioannis Faros received the 2022 Excellence Award by the Technical University of Crete for graduating with excellent grades within the minimum time of studies.
  • In October 2021, Prof. Markos Papageorgiou had been appointed as a TUM Ambassador by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. The appointment ceremony had been cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. TUM Ambassador is an honorary title awarded to selected international top researchers who have contributed their expertise and experience to TUM. On 17 July 2022, Prof. Papageorgiou was honored by TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann on the stage of the Isarphilharmonie in front of almost 2,000 visitors of the “Vivat TUM” summer concert. See link. This was taken over and reported by several local news sites, such as kriti360.gr, zarpanews.gr, creta24.gr.
  • George N. Saridis Best Transactions Paper Award (Outstanding Research) 2019 by the IEEE ITS Society for the paper: N. Bekiaris-Liberis; C. Roncoli; M. Papageorgiou, "Highway Traffic State Estimation With Mixed Connected and Conventional Vehicles," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 17, no. 12, pp. 3484-3497, Dec. 2016. The distinction was communicated by several newspapers and public media, such as Haniotika Nea, zarpanews.gr, flashnews.gr, palo.gr.
  • Prof M. Papageorgiou was awarded the honorary title "TUM Ambassador" by the President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in recognition of his research cooperation that "contributed to the international reputation of the university" (October 2021).
  • Prof M. Papageorgiou ranked, in the 2020 Stanford University bibliometric study, which ranks the top 2 % of world’s researchers, # 17577 out of 186178 for his overall work; and # 13936 out of 190064 for his 2020 published work, i.e. he ranked, in both categories, within the upper 10 % of the top 2 % of world’s researchers. This places him at # 1 among all researchers of the Technical University of Crete.
  • Following his formal retirement in September 2021, Prof. Markos Papageorgiou was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus by the Technical University of Crete (October 2021).
  • The Young Researcher Award "Matthew Karlaftis" of the 10th ICTR (International Congress on Transportation Research) was awarded to the TrafficFluid PhD student Panagiotis Typaldos for the paper: Typaldos, P., Volakakis, V., Papageorgiou, M., Papamichail, I.: A Discrete Differential Dynamic Programming Approach for GLOSA Systems with Stochastic Signal Switching Times, 10th Intern. Congress on Transportation Research (ICTR), Rhodes, Greece, 2-3 September 2021. The award was presented on 3 September 2021, at the Closing Session of the Congress. See link.
  • The DSSL member and TrafficFluid collaborator Assoc. Prof. Ioannis Papamichail was promoted to full Professor (June 2021).
  • The DSSL member and TrafficFluid collaborator Dr. Diamantis Manolis was elected Assistant Professor at the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. We wish Diamantis a successful continuation of his scientific and academic career.
  • Dimitrios Troullinos, a PhD candidate and TrafficFluid project member, was awarded a full scholarship for attending the 20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2021). The scholarship is funded by the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems and covers both his attendance at AAMAS-2021 and the registration fee for the following paper: Troullinos, D., Chalkiadakis, G., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M.: Collaborative multiagent decision making for lane-free autonomous driving. This full paper was accepted after a rigorous peer review process, with an acceptance rate of 25%, and will appear in the proceedings with a presentation at the conference.
  • 1st prize of Best Conference Paper Award (among some 570 conference papers) for the paper: Cao, J., Hu, Y., Manolis, D., Zhang, S., Wang, Y., Guo, J., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M., Zhang, L., Hu, J.: A Max Pressure approach to urban network signal control with queue estimation using connected vehicle data. 23rd IEEE Intern. Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITSC 2020), September 20-23, 2020 (Virtual), pp. 612-619.
  • Prof. M. Papageorgiou is the recipient of the 2020 "IEEE Transportation Technologies Award", which is an IEEE Technical Field Award involving seven IEEE Societies, "for contributions to traffic flow modeling and operations". The award was presented on 21 September 2020 in the frame of the 23rd IEEE Intern. Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITSC 2020), virtual. Here is the corresponding IEEE announcement.
  • Prof. M. Papageorgiou was nominated (together with Prof. M. Ben-Akiva from MIT) Honorary Chair of the 7th International IEEE Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS 2021) to be held on 16 – 18 June 2021 at Heraklion, Greece.
  • The number of citations to publications of Prof. M. Papageorgiou in GoogleScholar exceeded the 20.000 mark (2020). He has the highest citation number among all faculty members of the Technical University of Crete and he is the only faculty member of the University to have exceeded the 20.000 mark.