Transport & Smart Infrastructure

Cities are complex, dynamic systems that are difficult to predict and manage, due to urban mobility and travellers behaviour. Mobility and transportation are two of the leading indicators of economic growth of a society. Traffic congestion has a significant impact on our daily lives as it directly affects the productivity, health and environment, which call for drastic and radical solutions. Transportation research in the Infrastructure & Environment Division focuses on the development of sustainable transportation systems in order to improve the use of existing infrastructure and to reduce congestion during commute periods. Specific areas of research include traffic flow modelling, simulation, and control of urban road networks; mathematical modelling of the spatiotemporal propagation of congestion for large-scale heterogeneous cities; and pervasive sensing and monitoring of traffic congestion and gridlock.


Dr Konstantinos Ampountolas Professor Vonu Thakuriah