George Yannis is Professor in Traffic Safety and Management at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He has a civil engineering diploma from NTUA, and MSc and PhD in Transport from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris.
He has a thorough and broad understanding of the transportation sector dynamics, through his active involvement for more than 29 years as engineer, academic, advisor and decision maker in all areas of transportation planning and engineering. His specialisation areas are Road Safety, Transportation Planning and Management, Urban Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Systems, with particular focus on data management and analysis.
Ηe has participated in more than 200 research and engineering projects and studies in Greece, in Europe and worldwide and he has published more than 400 scientific papers (125 in scientific journals) widely cited worldwide. He has contributed extensively in several research projects and scientific committees of the European Commission and other International Organisations (UN/ECE, OECD, WHO, CEDR, ERF, ETSC).
Road Safety: accident analysis, databases, road infrastructure, driver behaviour, distraction, pedestrians, enforcement, young drivers, older drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, alcohol, intelligent systems, weather, safety measures, road safety strategy, international comparisons
Transportation Planning and Management: urban mobility, road infrastructure, traffic management, parking, intelligent systems, metro systems, large events, intermodal transport, port, airports, transport networks, transport terminals, logistics
Teaching at NTUA School of Civil Engineering: Traffic Engineering, Road Safety, Traffic Management, Transportation and the Environment
Supervision of 68 Diploma Theses and 10 PhDs. Participation at the supervision (20) and the examination (16) committee of PhDs. Member of 50 Faculty Member Selection Committees and of 23 NTUA Academic Bodies and Committees.
Visiting Professor at University of Loughborough and at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees.
Participation in 101 research projects in the field of transport planning and engineering, 75 of which were or are carried out in the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering of the NTUA. 51 of these projects were assigned by the European Commission, 9 projects were assigned by other International Organisations (UN-ECE, WHO, ITF, CEDR) and 41 projects were assigned by Greek Authorities. Scientific Coordinator in 30 research projects (23 from International Organisations) and Principal Researcher in another 33 research projects.
A total of 395 scientific publications in the field of transport planning and engineering: 125 papers in scientific journals with referees, 256 papers in conference proceedings (194 with paper review, 207 in international conferences and 16 after invitation) and 14 monographs and chapters in books, as well as 6 teaching material, in 160 of which more than 1.500 citations are made (h-index: google scholar: 23, scopus: 16).
Member of 81 scientific organisations and committees worldwide (40) and in Greece (41), Evaluator of proposals and progress of research projects of the framework research programmes of the European Commission (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Horizons 2020) and for the General Secretariat for Research of Greece, France, Flanders, Cyprus, Serbia, Kazakhstan Qatar and United Arab Emirates (30), Evaluator of infrastructure project proposals of the Trans-European Transport Networks, Reviewer of papers to be published in scientific journals (74) and conferences (69), Member of the editorial board of scientific journals (3).
Participation in 335 scientific conferences and seminars, 214 international and 121 national, in Athens (171), in other Greek cities (35) and abroad (129). Session chairmanship in 39 of these conferences and delivery of speech in another 18 conferences. Presentation in these conferences of 202 scientific papers published in the Proceedings and another 210 scientific presentations. 122 papers or presentations were after invitation.
Participation in 101 projects and studies in the field of transport planning and engineering for the European Commission (17), Ministries (21), Public Authorities (46), and other organisations (17), in Greece (78) and in other European countries (23). Advisor for road safety issues 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 of the Alumni Association of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Member of the International and National Participants Association of the International Olympic Academy.
Completed 24 marathon races, 13 triathlon races and several other long distance running races.