George Yannis

George D. Yannis holds a Civil Engineering Diploma, Transport Engineering option from the National Technical University of Athens (1987), as well as a Master of Science (DEA – 1988) and a PhD (Doctorat) in Transport, (1993) from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.

He has a thorough and broad understanding of the transportation sector, through his active involvement for more than 30 years as engineer, academic, advisor and decision maker in all areas of transportation planning and engineering at national and international level.  He has contributed extensively in a large number of research and engineering projects and studies and in several scientific committees of the European Commission and other International Organisations (UNECE, OECD, WHO, World Bank, EIB, CEDR, ERF, IRF, UITP, ETSC, ECTRI, WCTR, TRB).

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Road Safety: Accident analysis, databases, road infrastructure, driver behaviour, driver distraction, pedestrians, telematics, automation, driving simulator, enforcement, young drivers, older drivers, motorcyclists, alcohol, intelligent systems, weather conditions, road safety measures, road safety strategy, international comparisons

Planning and Management of Transportation Systems: urban mobility, road infrastructure, traffic management, traffic simulation, parking, smart cities, intelligent systems, metro systems, large events, multi-modal transport, transport networks, transport terminals, logistics


Teaching at NTUA School of Civil Engineering: Traffic Engineering, Road Safety, Traffic Management, Public Transport, Transportation and the Environment.

Supervision of 118 Diploma Theses, 18 PhDs and 9 PostDoctoral Researches. Participation at the supervision (38) and the examination (27) committee of PhDs.

Member of 91 Faculty Member Selection Committees at NTUA and worldwide and of 36 NTUA Academic Bodies and Committees.

Visiting Professor at University of Loughborough, at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris and at University of Hasselt, Belgium.



Participation in 137 research projects in the field of transport planning and engineering, 109 of which were or are carried out in the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering of the NTUA. 62 of these projects were assigned by the European Commission, 10 projects were assigned by other International Organisations (UN-ECE, WHO, EIB, World Bank, ITF, CEDR) and 63 projects were assigned by Greek Authorities. Scientific Coordinator in 58 research projects (32 from International Organisations) and Principal Researcher in another 38 research projects.




A total of 611 scientific publications in the field of transport planning and engineering: 184 papers in scientific journals with referees, 18 papers in scientific journals of conference proceedings, 395 papers in conference proceedings (330 with paper review, 331 in international conferences and 21 after invitation) and 14 monographs and chapters in books, as well as 6 teaching material, in 450 of which more than 5.000 citations are made (i10-index: googlescholar: 112, h-index: googlescholar: 35, scopus: 25).



Member of 130 scientific organisations and committees worldwide (81) and in Greece (49). Evaluator of proposals and progress of research projects of the framework research programmes of the European Commission (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Horizon 2020) and for the Research Authorities of Greece, United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Serbia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Qatar and United Arab Emirates (59). Evaluator of infrastructure project proposals of the Trans-European Transport Networks and the World Bank. Associate Editor (2) Guest-Editor (3) and Member of the Editorial Board of scientific journals (6), Reviewer of papers to be published in scientific journals (154) and conferences (111), Member of the scientific committee (62) and of the organising committee (12) of conferences. Chairman of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (2000 – 2003). Received 16 international scientific awards, including the “Knight of the Order of Academic Palms” by the French Government and the Belgian Universities Franqui Chair Award.



Participation in 465 scientific conferences and seminars, 305 international and 160 national, in Athens (211), in other Greek cities (40) and abroad (202) and virtual (11). Session chairmanship in 53 of these conferences and delivery of speech in another 21 conferences. Presentation at these conferences of 391 scientific papers published in the Proceedings and another 438 scientific presentations. 201 papers or presentations were after invitation.


Participation in 127 projects and studies in the field of transport planning and engineering for the European Commission and other International Organisations (41) and Public Authorities and other organisations in Greece (86). Advisor on road safety at the General Directorate for Transport of the European Commission (1991 – 2002) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Attiko Metro SA, the Public Authority in charge for the development of metro systems in Athens and Thessaloniki (2004 – 2010).



Member of the Alumni Association of the National Technical University of Athens and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

Member of the International and National Alumni Association of the International Olympic Academy

Participated and completed 31 marathon races, 16 triathlon races and more than 150 long distance running races.