Eva Michelaraki is a Civil Engineer, PhD Candidate and Researcher at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Since 2019, she holds a Civil Engineering Diploma from NTUA majoring in Transportation Engineering. Her PhD research is on “Road accident risk factors and big data”. She has more than 1 year of experience in several aspects of traffic engineering and road safety. She has participated in 2 research projects and has published eight (8) scientific papers (four (4) in scientific journal and four (4) in scientific conference proceedings after peer review).

 

Specialization areas

  • Traffic Engineering
  • Road Safety
  • Driver Behaviour
  • Crash Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis and Modeling

Education

  • Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 2020 – ongoing, in the Department of Transportation, Planning and Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. Topic: “Road accident risk factors and big data
  • Diploma of Civil Engineering, 2013-2019, Option of Transportation Engineer at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens.

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant in the graduate course “Urban Traffic Networks” of the 8th semester of the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA (2021-ongoing)
  • Teaching Assistant in the graduate course “Traffic Flow” of the 7th semester of the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA (2020-ongoing)
  • Teaching Assistant in the graduate course “Traffic Management and Road Safety” of the 9th semester of the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA (2020-ongoing)

Publications

At the present time (May 2021) four (4) scientific papers have been published (or have been accepted for publication):

Publications in scientific journals with peer review 

  • pj4. Ziakopoulos A., Theofilatos A., Laiou A., Michelaraki E., Yannis G., Rosenbloom T. (2021). “Examining the relationship between impaired driving and past crash involvement in Europe: Insights from the ESRA study”. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.
  • pj3. Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Ziakopoulos A., Kontaxi A., Yannis G. (2021). “Identifying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Driving Behavior using naturalistic driving data and time series forecasting”. Journal of Safety Research.
  • pj2. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Yannis G., Filtness A., Talbot R., Hancox G., Pilkington-Cheney F., Brijs K., Ross V., Dirix H., Neven A., Paul R., Brijs T., Fortsakis P., Frantzola E., Taveira R. (2021). “Post-trip safety interventions: State-of-the-art, challenges, and practical implications”. Journal of Safety Research.
  • pj1. Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Yannis G. (2020). “A descriptive analysis of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on driving behavior and road safety”. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Vol. 7, September 2020, 100186.

Publications in scientific conference proceedings (full papers with review)

  • pc4. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Yannis G., Filtness A., Talbot R., Hancox G., Pilkington-Cheney F., Brijs K., Brijs T., Ross V., Dirix H., Neven A., Paul R., Fortsakis P., Frantzola E., Taveira R. (2021). “State-of-the-art Technologies for Post-Trip Safety Interventions”. 7th International HUMANIST Conference, 20-21 May 2021, Rhodes, Greece.
  • pc3. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Yannis G., Frantzola E., Kalokathi F., Kaiser S., Brijs K., Brijs T. (2021). “A Review of Real-Time Safety Intervention Technologies”. 7th International HUMANIST Conference, 20-21 May 2021, Rhodes, Greece.
  • pc2. Ezzati Amini R., Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Al Haddad C., De Vos B., Cuenen A., Yannis G., Brijs T., Antoniou C. (2021). “Risk scenario designs for driving simulator experiments”. Proceedings of 7th International IEEE Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, 16-18 June 2021, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • pc1. Michelaraki E., Kontaxi A., Papantoniou P., Yannis G. (2020). “Correlation of driver behaviour and fuel consumption using data from smartphones” Proceedings of 8th Transport Research Arena (TRA), Helsinki, Finland, 27-30 April 2020. Conference Cancelled.

Presentations in scientific conferences and seminars

At the present time (May 2021) six (6) presentations papers have been made in scientific conferences and seminars.

  • cp6. Yannis G., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Ziakopoulos A., Kontaxi A. (2021) “Impact of COVID-19 on driver behaviour in Greece and selected countries”, at the 6th at the RSGB Joining the Dots Virtual Conference (2-3 March 2021).
  • cp5. Yannis G., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Ziakopoulos A., Kontaxi A. (2020) “Impact of COVID-19 on traffic safety behavior in Greece and worldwide”, at the ECTRI TG Safety Meeting, (30 November 2020).
  • cp4. Papantoniou P., Michelaraki E. (2020) “The position of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers on Road Safety Culture” at the Online Conference entitled: “Road Safety Culture, Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow”, organized by the Laboratory of Health and Road Safety (LaHeRS), (20-21 November 2020, Heraklion, Greece).
  • cp3. Yannis G., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Ziakopoulos A., Kontaxi A. (2020) “Impact of COVID-19 on traffic safety behavior in Greece and worldwide” at the 31st Virtual Meeting of the International Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD), (22 October 2020).
  • cp2. Yannis G., Vlahogianni E., Papatzikou E., Papantoniou P., Oikonomou M., Michelaraki E., Gonidi C., Petraki V. (2020) “The COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity for new mobility models: Athens Great Walk” at the International Multidisciplinary Traffic Safety Virtual Conference, organised by the Hellenic Association of Driving Instructors together with Key Transportation Organisations in Greece (29-30 May 2020).
  • cp1. Yannis G., Katrakazas C., Ziakopoulos A., Kontaxi A., Michelaraki E., Fortsakis P., Maples A. (2020) “i-Dreams – Enhancing drivers safety by monitoring the behaviour through smartphones” at the 5th ITS Hellas Annual Conference entitled: “Intelligent Transport Systems in Greece: Latest developments” (Athens, Greece, 17-18 December 2019).

Thesis

  • Michelaraki E., “Correlation of driver behaviour and fuel consumption using data from smartphones”, Diploma Thesis, Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, NTUA, School of Civil Engineering, March 2019.

Research projects

Participation in two (2) research projects in the field of Transportation Planning and Engineering.

  • “i-Dreams: Safety Tolerance zone calculation and interventions for diver – vehicle – environment interactions under challenging conditions” of the Horizon 2020 framework programme on transport research of the European Commission (2019-ongoing).
  • “a-Traffic: Innovative traffic and parking policies in the center of Athens” a cooperation between the Municipality of Athens and National Technical University of Athens (2020-ongoing).

Computer Skills and Software Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Statistical analysis software and coding: SPSS, R, R-studio
  • Programming Languages: Matlab
  • Drawing and designing: AutoCAD

Foreign Languages

  • Greek (native language)
  • English (Certificate of Competency in English, University of Michigan)
  • French (Diplôme Universitaire D’études Françaises, DUEF Β2)

Affiliations

  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece

Reviewer of papers to be published

Scientific journals

  • Transportation Research Record (TRR)
  • Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives (TRIP)

Scientific conferences

  • Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB)

Contact

National Technical University of Athens,

School of Civil Engineering,

Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering

5, Iroon Polytechneiou str., GR-15773, Zografou, Athens

Phone: +30 210.7721265

 

E-mail: evamich@mail.ntua.gr