Invited Speakers

Honored Speaker

Jaume Barceló
Professor Emeritus, Department of Statistics and Operations Research
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC-Barcelona Tech
Doctor in Physical Sciences. 1986-2014 Professor of the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC); principal fields of interest Traffic and Transport Modeling, Transport Planning, Optimization, and Simulation

Techniques in Transportation and their applications to City Logistics and Intelligent Transportation Systems, has more than 45 years of experience on research and software development in the field of transport modeling. Between 2007 and 2015, Scientific Director of the Transport and ICT Projects at InLab FIB ( of UPC and Director of the Master in Logistics, Transport, and Mobility of UPC. Between 2015 and 2016 Academic Director of CARNET ( Author of more than 140 papers published in Technical Journals, Conference Proceedings with peer review, and chapters in technical books on transportation, editor of the Springer book “Fundamentals of Traffic Simulation”. In 1985  set up LIOS (Laboratori d’Investigació Operativa i Simulació) under his direction, and developed the microscopic traffic simulator Aimsun. As director of LIOS since 1989 was the principal researcher of the UPC team in more than 25 projects of the R&D Framework Programs of the European Union, and others from the National &D projects. 2017-2020 Strategic Advisor to PTV Group ( on Transport Models.

Narcís Monturiol Medal of the Generalitat de Catalunya to the Technological Innovation in 1997 for the development of Aimsun.
Traffic Simulation Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the traffic simulation field. 2019, Traffic Simulation Subcommittee of TRB




Keynote Speakers


Petros A. Ioannou received BSc degree from University College, London in 1978 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, in 1980 and 1982, respectively. In 1982, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California (USC) where he is currently the A.V. ‘Bal’ Balakrishnan Chair Professor. He is the founder and Director of the Center of Advanced Transportation Technologies and co- founder and Associate Director for Research of METRANS, a University Transportation Center. He holds courtesy appointments with the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering. He is the founder and Director of the Master Program on Financial Engineering at (USC). He is a Lifetime Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IFAC, AAAS and the author/co-author of 9 books and over 400 research papers in the areas of controls and intelligent transportation systems. He is the VP for membership activities of the IEEE ITS Society and served as Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on ITS. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Foreign Member of Academy Europaea and European Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.




Dr. Evangelos I. Kaisar is a Professor and Chair of the  Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering at Florida Atlantic University. In addition, Dr. Kaisar is the Director of the Freight Mobility Research Institute (FMRI) a USDOT TIER 1 Transportation Center.  He holds a BS degree in civil engineering from Greece and a BS, MS and a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. Prior to coming to Florida Atlantic University, he was a project manager for the Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA). Dr. Kaisar is an expert in transportation systems analysis, large scale mathematical modeling, traffic management, logistics, and preparedness catastrophic events management. Dr. Kaisar has over twenty years of experience in research and education, as well as, vast experience in managing research programs and administrative expertise. He has completed many research projects for several sponsors including Florida Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA), and the Department of Homeland Security. He has served as a member in many Transportation Research Board (TRB) committees. Since joining FAU faculty he has led transportation research projects in urban transportation planning, air transport systems modeling, inventory control, freight logistics and supply chain management and resilience,  He is also a member of the TRB standing committee on Evacuation Committee (ABR30), Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics (AT015) and Intermodal Freight Transport (AT045), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), ITS America, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Dr. Kaisar is also serving as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Transportation Research and is currently Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 




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