Hi and welcome to my web page! I am Matthew G. Karlaftis, Ph.D. and I am a professor in the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. I earned my BSCE and MSCE degrees from the University of Miami and my Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Purdue University, all in the areas of transportation engineering.
I have conducted research in a variety of areas, but my focus has been on urban transportation, transport planning and operations, and urban living. I have an affinity for statistics and optimization, so most of my work has been quantitatively driven. I have published some papers (that you can find elsewhere in this site) and 1 book in Transportation Econometrics and Statistics (with Simon Washington and Fred Mannering; the book's second edition out in 2010).
On my spare, academic at least, time I am Editor-in-Chief for Transportation Research part C, European Editor in ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, an Associate Editor in ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, and a member of the Editorial Board for Transportation Research part E, IET Intelligent Transport Systems Journal, Analytical Models in Accident Research, Accident Analysis and Prevention, International Transportation, Advances in Transportation Studies, and Transportation Letters. I have also been involved with a variety of research projects, I review papers for a number of Journals and I love teaching (at NTUA I teach transportation planning, public transportation operations, transportation statistics and introduction to optimization).
I am a member of a variety of professional organizations, a member of professional honor societies (TBP, XE, SX and ODK). In 1998 I was awarded TRF's (Transportation Research Forum) 'Paper of the Year Award in Public Transportation', in 2005 ASCE's 'Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize', in 2006 the Fulbright Research Grant Award, in 2009 TRB's ABJ80 Best Paper Award, in 2011 ASCE's State-of-the-art in Civil Engineering Award, and in 2013 ASCE's Associate Editor of the Year Award.
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