Virginia Petraki is a Civil Transportation Engineer, Research Associate in the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Since 2019, she holds a Civil Engineering Diploma from NTUA majoring in Transportation Engineering. She has also worked in Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority participating in the planning of two airports.


Specialisation areas

  • Road Safety
  • Engineering project management
  • Transportation planning and management
  • Driver Behaviour

Education

  • Diploma of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering
    • GPA: 7.9/10
    • Thesis: “Combined impact of road and traffic characteristics on driver behavior using data from smartphones.

Research projects

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

  • i-DREAMS: Safety tolerance zone calculation and interventions for driver-vehicle-environment interactions under challenging conditions” of the Horizons 2020 framework programme on transport research of the European Commission.
  • BE OPEN – European forum and oBsErvatory for OPEN science in transport” of the Horizons 2020 framework programme on transport research of the European Commission.

Engineering   

  • Internship at ”Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority” (2018)

 Languages

  • Greek: Native Language
  • English

Affiliations

  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece

Awards 

  • “Chatsopoulos” Award for excellent performance in the course of Descriptive Geometry

Volunteering   

  • Gave cultural seminars in 3 schools, Melbourne, Australia (2016)

 Technical Skills 

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Basic use of Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS)
  • SpSS
  • Familiar with Python programming language

Other Interests 

  • Dancer of traditional and cultural association “Kourites”
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Art
  • Travelling

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: +30 210.7721380

E-mail: vpetraki@mail.ntua.gr