Katerina Folla is a PhD candidate supervised by Professor G. Yannis and a researcher at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. Since 2012, she holds a Civil Engineering Diploma from NTUA, majored in Transportation Engineering. She has also worked in a construction company and as a freelance civil engineer. Her PhD research is on “Advanced macroscopic models for the analysis of international road safety data”.


Education

  • Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), (2015-       ) 
    • Department of Transportation, Planning and Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece
  • Diploma of Civil Engineering, Option of Transportation Engineer
    • National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece

Specialisation areas

  • Road Safety
  • Statistical Analysis and Modeling

Engineering 

  • Freelance Civil Engineer  (2014-        )
  • Civil Engineer in a construction company (2013-2014)

Publications

At the present time (October 2016)  eight (8) publications have been made (or have been accepted for publication).

Publications in scientific journals with referees

  • 1. Yannis G., Papadimitriou E., Folla K., “Effect of GDP changes on road traffic fatalities”, Safety Science, Vol. 63, 2014, pp. 42-49.

Publications in scientific conference proceedings (full papers with review)

  • 6.  Folla K., Yannis G., Papadimitriou Ε., “Effect of GDP Change on Road Accidents”, Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Transport Research in Greece, Thessaloniki, October 2013.
  • 5.  Bauer R., Machata K., Brandstaetter C., Yannis G., Laiou A., Folla K., “Road traffic accidents in European urban areas”, Proceedings of the 1st European Road Infrastructure Congress, Leeds, October 2016.
  • 4. Yannis G., Laiou A., Folla K., Bauer R., Machata K., Brandstaetter C., “Comparative analysis of road accidents in the European motorways”, Proceedings of the 1st European Road  Infrastructure Congress, Leeds, October 2016.
  • 3. Yannis G., Laiou A., Folla K., Bauer R., Machata K., Brandstaetter C., “An overview of car occupant fatalities in the European countries”, Proceedings of the 7th Expert Symposium on Accident Research, Medical School of Hannover, Hannover, June 2016.
  • 2.  Evgenikos P., Yannis G., Folla K., Bauer R., Machata K., Brandstaetter C., Thomas P., Kirk A., “Characteristics and Causes of HGV and Buses Accidents in Europe”, Proceedings of the 6th European Transport Research Arena Conference, Warsaw, April 2016.
  • 1.   Evgenikos P., Yannis G., Folla K., Bauer R., Machata K., Brandstaetter C., Thomas P., Kirk A., “How Safe Are Cyclists on European Roads?”, Proceedings of the 6th European Transport Research Arena Conference, Warsaw, April 2016.

Conference presentations (Abstract with review and presentation)

  • 1.   Yannis G., Folla K., “Road safety in Greece and at its touristic areas” at the Workshop on road safety and tourism, organised by the Greek Society of Regional Scientists and Make Safe Roads Hellas, (Vrahati, 19 March 2016).   

Theses

  • Katerina Folla, (2012), “Effect of GDP change on road accidents”, Department of Transportation planning and Engineering, School of Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Supervisor: G. Yannis, Associate Professor

Research projects

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

  • 2. “SAFETYCUBE: Safety Causation, Benefits and Efficiency” of the Horizons 2020 framework programme on transport research of the European Commission, 2015-
  • 1. “ERSO+: Update of the European Road Safety Observatory” carried out for the Directorate General for Transport and Mobility of the European Commission, 2015-

Foreign Languages    

  • English: Certificate of Proficiency- University of Michigan (2013)
  • French: Delf 2nd Degre (2004)

Contact

Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, NTUA

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

Phone: +30 210.7721265  fax: +30 210.7721454

E-mail: katfolla@central.ntua.gr