Dr Konstantinos Ampountolas
- Lecturer in Transportation Engineering (Infrastructure and Environment)
telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 5343
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- Affiliation: Urban Transportation Research Group
- Research Division: Infrastructure & Environment
- Research in Focus: Future Cities
I am a Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining Glasgow, I was research fellow at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, visiting researcher scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas. I was visiting professor at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology thanks to the "Joan and Reginald Coleman-Cohen" fund and at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. I received my Dipl.-Eng. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management, and MSc, PhD degrees in Operations Research, specialising in the modelling, control and optimisation of large-scale transportation networks, all from the Technical University of Crete, Greece. I serve on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Transportation Research Procedia, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, and Data in Brief. I am an active reviewer for a number of renowned journals and conferences in transportation, optimisation and control; and have acted as an expert reviewer for research councils in the UK, EC, US, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Brazil, and Greece.
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My research interests lie in the areas of applied optimisation and feedback control systems with a particular emphasis to applications in transportation systems and networks. My work typically involves some modelling and theoretical development combined with implementation of real-time control to transportation systems. Specific areas of research include:
- Traffic flow modelling, simulation, and control
- Connected/automated vehicles
- Automatic control and optimisation
- Operations research/management, and mathematical programming
Christofa, E., Ampountolas, K. and Skabardonis, A. (2016) Arterial traffic signal optimization: a person-based approach. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 66, pp. 27-47. (doi:10.1016/j.trc.2015.11.009)
Geroliminis, N., Zheng, N. and Ampountolas, K. (2014) A three-dimensional macroscopic fundamental diagram for mixed bi-modal urban networks. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 42, pp. 168-181. (doi:10.1016/j.trc.2014.03.004)
Aboudolas, K. and Geroliminis, N. (2013) Perimeter and boundary flow control in multi-reservoir heterogeneous networks. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 55, pp. 265-281. (doi:10.1016/j.trb.2013.07.003)
Kouvelas, A., Aboudolas, K. , Kosmatopoulos, E. B. and Papageorgiou, M. (2011) Adaptive performance optimization for large-scale traffic control systems. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 12(4), pp. 1434-1445. (doi:10.1109/TITS.2011.2159002)
Aboudolas, K. , Papageorgiou, M., Kouvelas, A. and Kosmatopoulos, E. (2010) A rolling-horizon quadratic-programming approach to the signal control problem in large-scale congested urban road networks. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 18(5), pp. 680-694. (doi:10.1016/j.trc.2009.06.003)
Aboudolas, K. , Papageorgiou, M. and Kosmatopoulos, E. (2009) Store-and-forward based methods for the signal control problem in large-scale congested urban road networks. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 17(2), pp. 163-174. (doi:10.1016/j.trc.2008.10.002)
- Implications of transport sharing and automation, Co-I, 2018-2020, NPIF/ESRC.
- Urban Big Data Centre, Co-I, 2014-2019, ESRC.
Current PhD Students
- Ashwini Venkatasubramaniam
- Ruzanna Mat Jusoh
- Sheila Scialanga
- Chao Zhang
I am always looking for opportunities to work with PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, as well as visiting scholars. If you would like to work with me in research areas related to control and optimisation, and their applications, feel free to contact me for the possibility of funding and application process, visit http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/phdopportunities for more details. Note that applications need to follow the Postgraduate Admissions guidelines. Last but not least, please read (ideally before contacting me) some very useful guidelines on PhD research.
There are several routes for joining the University of Glasgow and working with me as post-doctoral researcher, mainly through fellowships (e.g. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, EPSRC, Royal Society/Netwon Fund, and other schemes). If you find our research activities interesting, you have a strong academic path, and you want to apply for a fellowship, then please contact me sooner than later to discuss open calls and possible projects.