Keynote Speakers



Guido Gentile
La Sapienza, Rome
Guido Gentile is Associated Professor of Transportation Engineering at DICEA - Sapienza University of Rome, where he teaches Transport {{MORE}} Modeling and Planning. He is also President of SISTeMA srl, started as university spin-off and now a company of the PTV Group with more than 30 employees, where he directs Research & Innovation. He was born in 1971 in Rome, where he graduated cum laude as Civil Engineer in 1996. He obtained a Master in Corporate Finance at LUISS in 1996 and a PhD in Transport Engineering at Sapienza in 2000. He is enrolled in the Professional Engineering Association of Rome since 1996. His main fields of scientific and professional interests are: static and dynamic traffic assignment to road networks, simulation and management of public transport systems, travel demand and route choice models, city-logistics and network design, infomobility and intelligent transport systems, smart cities and mobility management. He is author of over 110 scientific publications most appeared in international journals, of over 170 presentations and keynote speeches in conferences, of several software and of well-known algorithms for the simulation of transport networks. Among these LUCE and TRE, that are also included into the platform VISUM, Optima and HyperPath that are the backbone of the many Traffic Control Rooms built by PTV and SISTeMA all over the world, and of the suite Mobility Manager. Since 2011 he is Editor of the EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, published by Springer. Since 2012 he is Associated Editor of Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, published by Taylor & Francis. From 2012 to 2015 he has been Chair of the Cost Action: Modelling public transport passengers in the era of ITS, were more than 100 researchers from all continents have been involved. His objective is to create technological innovation for environmental, economic and social sustainability.


Hani S. Mahmassani
Northwestern University 
Professor Hani S. Mahmassani holds the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University, where he is Director {{MORE}} of the Northwestern University Transportation Center, and Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with joint appointments in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, and Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences in the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to Northwestern, he served on the faculties of the University of Maryland and the University of Texas at Austin. He has over 35 years of professional, academic and research experience in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, freight and logistics systems, multimodal systems modeling and optimization, pedestrian and crowd dynamics and management, traffic science, demand forecasting and travel behavior, and real-time operation of transportation and distribution systems. Research expertise: multimodal transportation systems analysis, planning and operations, dynamic network modeling and optimization, autonomous vehicles and connected systems, transit network planning and design, user behavior and telematics, telecommunication-transportation interactions.


Markos Papageorgiou
Technical University of Crete
Markos Papageorgiou received the Diplom-Ingenieur and Doktor-Ingenieur degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technical {{MORE}} University of Munich, Germany, in 1976 and 1981, respectively. He was a Free Associate with Dorsch Consult, Munich (1982-1988), and with Institute National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Sécurité (INRETS), Arcueil, France (1986-1988). From 1988 to 1994 he was a Professor of Automation at the Technical University of Munich. Since 1994 he has been a Professor at the Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece. He was a Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, MIT and University of Rome La Sapienza; and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include automatic control and optimisation theory and applications to traffic and transportation systems, water systems and further areas. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IFAC. He received several distinctions and awards, including an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant.