Marios Sekadakis is a Civil – Transportation Engineer, Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). In 2020, he graduated in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) majoring in Transportation Engineering. He has more than two years of experience in several aspects of traffic engineering and road safety.


Specialization Areas

  • Traffic Engineering
  • Road Safety
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Driver Behaviour
  • Statistical Analysis and Modeling

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Candidate, (Dec 2021 – ongoing), at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Topic: “Road safety and driving behaviour analysis of Automated Vehicles during level transitions”, Supervisor: Prof. George Yannis
  • Diploma of Civil Engineering (Sep 2014 – Mar 2020) at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Specialization: Transport Engineering (Integrated Master), Graduation Grade: 7.77/10.00, Diploma Thesis: “Driving behaviour during texting and surfing in rural roads using a driving simulator

Publications

Publications in Scientific Journals

Currently (February 2022), three (3) papers have been published in scientific journals with peer review:

  • Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Michelaraki E., Kehagia F., & Yannis G. (2021). “Analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on collisions, fatalities and injuries using time series forecasting: The case of Greece”. Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 162, November 2021, 106391 – DOI
  • 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, Vol. 78, September 2021, Pages 189-202 – DOI
  • 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 – DOI

Publications in scientific conference proceedings (full papers with review)

Currently (February 2022), three (3) papers have been published in scientific conference proceedings with peer review.

  • Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Santuccio E., Mörtl P., Yannis G. (2021). Key Performance Indicators for safe fluid interactions within automated vehicles, at the 10th International Congress On Transportation Research (ICTR), Rhodes, Greece (1-3 September 2021).
  • Oikonomou M., Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Ziakopoulos A., Vlahogianni E., Yannis G. (2021). Identifying KPIs for the safety assessment of autonomous vehicles through traffic microsimulation, at the 10th International Congress On Transportation Research (ICTR), Rhodes, Greece (1-3 September 2021).
  • Michelaraki E., Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Ziakopoulos A., Yannis G. (2021). A four-country comparative overview of the impact of COVID-19 on traffic safety behavior, at the 10th International Congress On Transportation Research, Rhodes (ICTR), Greece (1-3 September 2021).

Presentations in Scientific Conferences and Seminars

Currently (February 2022), six (6) presentations have been made in scientific conferences and seminars.

  • Oikonomou M., Katrakazas C., Sekadakis M., Yannis G. (2021). SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption, at the Innovation in Road Safety Research Workshop, National Technical University of Athens (20 May 2021).
  • Sekadakis M., Katrakazas C., Yannis G. (2021). Holistic Approach for Driver Role Integration and Automation Allocation, at the Innovation in Road Safety Research Workshop, National Technical University of Athens (20 May 2021).
  • Michelaraki E., Katrakazas C., Sekadakis M., Yannis G. (2021). COVID-19 impact on mobility and safety, at the Innovation in Road Safety Research Workshop, National Technical University of Athens (20 May 2021).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).

Research projects

Participation in two (2) research project in the field of Transportation Planning and Engineering, assigned by the European Commission:

  • HADRIAN: “Holistic Approach for Driver Role Integration and Automation Allocation for European Mobility Needs” of the Horizons 2020 framework programme on transport research of the European Commission (2020-ongoing)
  • SHOW: “SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption” of the Horizons 2020 framework programme on transport research of the European Commission (2020-ongoing)

Professional Experience  

  • Transportation Engineering Internship at ”Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority” (Jun – Jul 2019). Specialisation areas: airport pavement design, construction, maintenance, and airside design (EASA, FAA & ICAO regulations)

Software Knowledge and Technical Skills 

  • Programming: R, Matlab
  • Statistical Analysis: SPSS
  • Design: Autodesk AutoCAD (2D & 3D), Autodesk Civil3D, Autodesk InfraWorks, Tekla BIMsight
  • Pavement Design: COMFAA
  • Geographic Information System: GIS (ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • General: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows

Languages

  • Greek: Native Language
  • English: Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • German

Affiliations

  •  Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece

Invited reviewer

Scientific journals

  • Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives (TRIP)
  • Journal of Transportation Engineering (JTE)

Scientific conferences

  • Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB)
  • Road Safety & Simulation International Conference (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: +30 210.7721575

E-mail: msekadakis@mail.ntua.gr