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 2 years of experience in several aspects of traffic engineering and road safety. She has participated in five (5) research projects and has published thirty-five (35) scientific papers (eleven (11) in scientific journals and twenty-four (24) 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 “Integrated Project in Transportation Engineering” of the 9th semester of the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA (2021-ongoing)
  • 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 (July 2022) eleven (11) scientific papers have been published (or have been accepted for publication):

Publications in scientific journals with peer review 

  • p11. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Kaiser S., Brijs T., Yannis G. “Real-Time Monitoring of Driver Distraction: State-of-the-art and future insights”. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2022. (Under Review)
  • p10. Nikolaou D., Ntontis A., Michelaraki E., Ziakopoulos A., Yannis G. “Pedestrian safety attitudes and self-declared behaviour in Greece”. IATSS Research, 2022. (Under Review)
  • p9. Ziakopoulos A., Katrakazas C., Kallidoni M., Sekadakis M., Michelaraki E., Yannis G. “Explainable macroscopic and microscopic influences of COVID-19 on driver aggressiveness through SHAP Values of SVM and XGBoost algorithms”. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2022. (Under Review)
  • pj8. Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Ziakopoulos A., Yannis G. “Quantifying the impact of COVID-19 on driving behavior and mobility patterns: A four-country comparative overview”. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 2022. (Under Review)
  • pj7. Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Ziakopoulos A., Yannis G. “One year of COVID-19: Impacts on safe driving behavior and policy recommendations”. Journal of Safety Research, 2021. (Under Review)
  • pj6. Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Yannis G. “Driving Behaviour and its correlation with COVID-19 response measures: A neural network forecasting analysis”. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, 2021. (Under Review)
  • pj5. Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Kehagia F., Yannis G. “Analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on collisions, fatalities and injuries using time series forecasting: The case of Greece”. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2021.
  • pj4. Ziakopoulos A., Theofilatos A., Laiou A., Michelaraki E., Yannis G., Rosenbloom T. “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, 2021.
  • pj3. Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Ziakopoulos A., Kontaxi A., Yannis G. “Identifying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Driving Behavior using naturalistic driving data and time series forecasting”. Journal of Safety Research, 2021.
  • 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, 2021.
  • pj1. Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Yannis G. “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)

  • pc24. Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Yannis G. “Impact of COVID-19 on road safety behaviour: Lessons from three countries using driver telematics data” at the 7th IRTAD Conference “Better Road Safety Data for Better Safety Outcomes”, 27 – 28 September 2022, Lyon, France. (Abstract Submitted)
  • pc23. Konsta A., Michelaraki E., Pavlou D., Bonakis A., Yannis G., Dikeos D. “Driving insomnia: a driving simulator study”. Proceedings of the 26th Conference of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), 27-30 September 2022, Athens, Greece. (Abstract Submitted)
  • pc22. Brijs K., Ross V., De Vos B., Filtness A., Talbot R., Hancox G., Pilkington-Cheney F., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Yannis G., Kaiser S., Furian G., Lourenço A., Wets G., Brijs T. “Framework for behaviour change implemented in real-time and post-trip interventions of the H2020 i-DREAMS naturalistic driving project”. Proceedings of the 9th Transport Research Arena (TRA), 14-17 November 202, Lisbon, Portugal. (Under Review)
  • pc21. Brijs K., Adnan M., Ross V., Cuenen A., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Filtness A., Talbot R., Hancox G., Gruden C., Wets G., Yannis G., Brijs T. “Effectiveness of real-time and post-trip interventions from the H2020 i-DREAMS naturalistic driving project: a sneak preview”. Proceedings of the 9th Transport Research Arena (TRA), 14-17 November 202, Lisbon, Portugal. (Under Review)
  • pc20. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Sekadakis M., Chaziris A., Yannis G. “Was average speed affected by the COVID-19 response measures? Findings from Athens, Greece”. Proceedings of the 9th Transport Research Arena (TRA), 14-17 November 202, Lisbon, Portugal. (Under Review)
  • pc19. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Sekadakis M., Yannis G. “Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic with regards to driving behavior: The impact of pandemic waves and governmental countermeasures”. Proceedings of the 9th Transport Research Arena (TRA), 14-17 November 202, Lisbon, Portugal. (Under Review)
  • pc18. Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Kallidoni M., Brijs T., Yannis G. “Investigation of the time spent in dangerous driving conditions: Findings from the i-DREAMS project”. Proceedings of the 9th Transport Research Arena (TRA), 14-17 November 202, Lisbon, Portugal. (Under Review)
  • pc17. Michelaraki E., Kallidoni M., Katrakazas C., Brijs T., Yannis G. “How to Define a Safety Tolerance Zone for Speed?”. Proceedings of the 9th Transport Research Arena (TRA), 14-17 November 202, Lisbon, Portugal. (Under Review)
  • pc16. Yannis G., Laiou A., Dragomanovits A., Nikolaou D., Folla K., Michelaraki E., Kallidoni M., Apostoleris K., Mavromatis S., Georgiopoulos S., Parissis M. “Development of the road safety strategic plan in Greece, 2021-2030”. Proceedings of the 9th Transport Research Arena (TRA), 14-17 November 2022, Lisbon, Portugal. (Under Review)
  • pc15. Ziakopoulos A., Michelaraki E., Nikolaou D., Folla K., Yannis G. “Association Rule Mining for Island and Mainland Road Crash Injuries in Greece”. Proceedings of the 9th Transport Research Arena (TRA), 14-17 November 2022, Lisbon, Portugal. (Under Review)
  • pc14. Yannis G., Laiou A., Dragomanovits A., Nikolaou D., Michelaraki E., Folla K., Georgiopoulos S., Pasissis M. “Effective road safety measures in Greece”. Proceedings of the 9th Transport Research Arena (TRA), 14-17 November 2022, Lisbon, Portugal. (Under Review)
  • pc13. Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Yannis G. “Identifying crucial factors of the impact of COVID-19 on driving behaviour using naturalistic driving data and time-series feature analysis”. Proceedings of the 8th Road Safety and Simulation Conference, 8-10 June 2022, Athens, Greece.
  • pc12. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Filtness A., Talbot R., Hancox G., Gruden C., Cuenen A., Brijs K., Brijs T., Yannis G. “Methodology for the Evaluation of Safety Interventions”. Proceedings of the 8th Road Safety and Simulation Conference, 8-10 June 2022, Athens, Greece.
  • pc11. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Kaiser S., Brijs T., Yannis G. “Real-Time Monitoring of Driver Distraction: State-of-the-art and Future Insights”. Proceedings of the 8th Road Safety and Simulation Conference, 8-10 June 2022, Athens, Greece.
  • pc10. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Afghari AP., Papadimitriou E., Senitschnig N., Al Haddad C., Yang K., Antoniou C., Brijs T., Yannis G. “Modeling the concept of a Safety Tolerance Zone: State-of-the-art and proposed alternatives”. Proceedings of the 8th Road Safety and Simulation Conference, 8-10 June 2022, Athens, Greece.
  • pc9. 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. “State-of-the-art Technologies for Post-Trip Safety Interventions”. Proceedings of the 7th International HUMANIST Conference, 26-27 October 2021, Rhodes, Greece.
  • pc8. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Yannis G., Frantzola E., Kalokathi F., Kaiser S., Ross V., Brijs K., Brijs T. “A Review of Real-Time Safety Intervention Technologies”. Proceedings of the 7th International HUMANIST Conference, 26-27 October 2021, Rhodes, Greece.
  • pc7. Spanou P., Pavlou D., Michelaraki E., Kehagia F., Yannis G. “The impact of weather conditions and driver characteristics on road safety”. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research, 2-3 September 2021, Rhodes, Greece.
  • pc6. Tripsas A., Michelaraki E., Papantoniou P., Pavlou D. “How does driver distraction affect speed limit exceedance?”. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research, 2-3 September 2021, Rhodes, Greece.
  • pc5. Michelaraki E., Nikolaou D., Yannis G. “Assessment of the evolution of road safety in Greece”. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research, 2-3 September 2021, Rhodes, Greece.
  • pc4. Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Ziakopoulos A., Yannis G. “A four-country comparative overview of the impact of COVID-19 on traffic safety behavior”. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research, 2-3 September 2021, Rhodes, Greece.
  • pc3. Michelaraki Ε., Katrakazas C., Brijs T., Yannis G. “Modelling the Safety Tolerance Zone: Recommendations from the i-DREAMS project”. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research, 2-3 September 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. “Risk scenario designs for driving simulator experiments”. Proceedings of the 7th International IEEE Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, 16-17 June 2021, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • pc1. Michelaraki E., Kontaxi A., Papantoniou P., Yannis G. “Correlation of driver behaviour and fuel consumption using data from smartphones”. Proceedings of the 8th Transport Research Arena (TRA), 27-30 April 2020, Helsinki, Finland. (Conference Cancelled)

Presentations in scientific conferences and seminars

At the present time (July 2022) twenty-seven (27) presentations papers have been made in scientific conferences and seminars.

  • cp27. Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Yannis G. “Identifying crucial factors of the impact of COVID-19 on driving behaviour using naturalistic driving data and time-series feature analysis”. Proceedings of the 8th Road Safety and Simulation Conference, 8-10 June 2022, Athens, Greece.
  • cp26. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Filtness A., Talbot R., Hancox G., Gruden C., Cuenen A., Brijs K., Brijs T., Yannis G. “Methodology for the Evaluation of Safety Interventions”. Proceedings of the 8th Road Safety and Simulation Conference, 8-10 June 2022, Athens, Greece.
  • cp25. Kallidoni M., Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Kaiser S., Brijs T., Yannis G. “Real-Time Monitoring of Driver Distraction: State-of-the-art and Future Insights”. Proceedings of the 8th Road Safety and Simulation Conference, 8-10 June 2022, Athens, Greece.
  • cp24. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Afghari AP., Papadimitriou E., Senitschnig N., Al Haddad C., Yang K., Antoniou C., Brijs T., Yannis G. “Modeling the concept of a Safety Tolerance Zone: State-of-the-art and proposed alternatives”. Proceedings of the 8th Road Safety and Simulation Conference, 8-10 June 2022, Athens, Greece.
  • cp23. Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Garefallakis T., Adnan M., Yannis G. “Driver-vehicle-environment interactions and the safety tolerance zone – i-Dreams”. for the Telematics and Improvement of Driver Behavior Workshop organised by NTUA, 22 February 2022, Athens, Greece.
  • cp22. Kontaxi A., 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. “State-of-the-art Technologies for Post-Trip Safety Interventions”. 7th International HUMANIST Conference, 26-27 October 2021, Rhodes, Greece.
  • cp21. Kontaxi A., Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Yannis G., Frantzola E., Kalokathi F., Kaiser S., Ross V., Brijs K., Brijs T. “A Review of Real-Time Safety Intervention Technologies”. 7th International HUMANIST Conference, 26-27 October 2021, Rhodes, Greece.
  • cp20. Michelaraki E., Kontaxi A., Ziakopoulos A., Papantoniou P., Yannis G. “Impact of driver feedback on behavior and safety through a smartphone application”. 2nd International Conference “Intermodal Transports: Innovations in Planning, Management, Business Development & Decision Making”, 14-15 October 2021, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
  • cp19. Michelaraki E., Ziakopoulos A., Nikolaou D., Yannis G. “Association Rule Mining for Island and Mainland Road Crash Injuries in Greece”, at the International Comparative Analyses of Road Traffic Safety Statistics and Safety Modeling (i-safemodels) (17 September 2021).
  • cp18. Michelaraki E., Nævestad TO., Phillips R., Ranestad K., Laiou A. Yannis G. “Fatigue among HGV drivers in Norway and Greece: examining the influence of national road safety culture”, at the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research (2-3 September 2021, Rhodes, Greece).
  • cp17. Spanou P., Pavlou D., Michelaraki E., Kehagia F., Yannis G. “The impact of weather conditions and driver characteristics on road safety”, at the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research (2-3 September 2021, Rhodes, Greece).
  • cp16. Tripsas A., Michelaraki E., Papantoniou P., Pavlou D. “How does driver distraction affect speed limit exceedance?”, at the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research (2-3 September 2021, Rhodes, Greece).
  • cp15. Michelaraki E., Nikolaou D., Yannis G. “Assessment of the evolution of road safety in Greece”, at the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research (2-3 September 2021, Rhodes, Greece).
  • cp14. Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Ziakopoulos A., Yannis G. “A four-country comparative overview of the impact of COVID-19 on traffic safety behavior”, at the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research (2-3 September 2021, Rhodes, Greece).
  • cp13. Michelaraki Ε., Katrakazas C., Brijs T., Yannis G. “Modelling the Safety Tolerance Zone: Recommendations from the i-DREAMS project”, at the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research (2-3 September 2021, Rhodes, Greece).
  • cp12. Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Kallidoni M., Pigadioti D., Yannis G. “Key factors of COVID-19 impact on mobility and safety”, at the 29th Annual Conference of the Research Institute of Human Factors in Road Safety, Virtual Conference (8 July 2021).
  • cp11. Ezzati Amini R., Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Al Haddad C., De Vos B., Cuenen A., Yannis G., Brijs T., Antoniou C. “Risk scenario designs for driving simulator experiments”, at the 7th International IEEE Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Virtual Conference (16 June 2021).
  • cp10. Yannis G., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M. “COVID-19 impact on mobility and safety”, at the 5th Road Safety Expert Group (RSEG) Meeting on Thematic Area 5 – Transport Safety and COVID-19 (27 May 2021).
  • cp9. Laiou A., Nikolaou D., Michelaraki E., Folla K., Dragomanovits A., Yannis G. “Development of the Road Safety Strategic Plan in Greece 2021-2030”, Innovation in Road Safety Research Workshop, organised by NTUA within the framework of the Sixth UN Global Road Safety Week, online (20 May 2021).
  • cp8. Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Yannis G. “Driver-vehicle-environment interactions and the safety tolerance zone”, at the Innovation in Road Safety Research Workshop, organized by NTUA within the framework of the Sixth UN Global Road Safety Week (20 May 2021).
  • cp7. Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Sekadakis M., Yannis G. “Covid-19 impact on mobility and safety”, at the Innovation in Road Safety Research Workshop, organized by NTUA within the framework of the Sixth UN Global Road Safety Week (20 May 2021).
  • cp6. Yannis G., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Ziakopoulos A., Kontaxi A. “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. “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. “The position of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers on Road Safety Culture” at the Online Conference titled: “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. “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. “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. “i-Dreams – Enhancing driver’s safety by monitoring the behaviour through smartphones” at the 5th ITS Hellas Annual Conference titled: “Intelligent Transport Systems in Greece: Latest developments” (Athens, Greece, 17-18 December 2019).

Research projects

Participation in five (5) research projects in the field of Transportation Planning and Engineering.

  • r5. “Development of the Road Safety Strategic Plan in Greece 2021-2030”, carried out for the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (2021).
  • r4. “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).
  • r3. “SHOW – SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption” of the Horizon 2020 framework programme on transport research of the European Commission (2020-ongoing)
  • r2. “LEVITATE – Societal Level Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles” of the Horizon 2020 framework programme on transport research of the European Commission (2019-ongoing).
  • r1.”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).

Awards and Distinctions

  • sa4. 2022 NTUA Thomaideio Award for the paper “Post-trip safety interventions: State-of-the-art, challenges, and practical implications”, published in 2021 in the “Journal of Safety Research”.
  • sa3. 2021 NTUA Thomaideio Award for the paper “A descriptive analysis of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on driving behavior and road safety”, published in 2020 in the “Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives”.
  • sa2. Young Researcher Best Publication on Road Safety Award for the paper titled: “Modelling the Safety Tolerance Zone: Recommendations from the i-DREAMS project” at the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research (2021)
  • sa1. Fellowship by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) for the PhD dissertation titled “Road accident risk factors and big data” (2021)

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.

Computer Skills and Software Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Statistical analysis software and coding: SPSS, R, R-studio
  • Data analysis and visualization: Tableau
  • 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

  • Accident Analysis and Prevention (AAP)
  • Transportation Research Record (TRR)
  • Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives (TRIP)

Scientific conferences

  • Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB)
  • Road Safety and Simulation (RSS)

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