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.
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.