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Dr Maria Kamargianni
3rd Floor
14 Upper Woburn Place
The Bartlett, Central House
London
UK
WC1H 0NN
Appointment
  • Lecturer in Energy and Transport
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Maria holds a PhD in Travel Behavior Modeling and Decision Sciences. She completed her PhD studies at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean (Greece). She also holds a Masters in Shipping, Trade and Transport, specialisation path: Intermodal Transport and New Technologies, from the same University. 

Research Summary

Maria is a travel demand modeller. Her areas of research include travel behavior modeling, transportation systems analysis, mobility as a service (MaaS), new mobility services and business models, active transportation (walking and cycling) modelling, social networking and traveling, demand analysis, market research and econometrics. She has extensive experience in survey design, data handling, and modeling combined Revealed Preferences (RP) and Stated Preferences (SP) discrete choice models, as well as latent variable models in which the attitudes and perceptions of decision makers are taken into account in the choice process. She has worked on various transportation projects in Europe and worldwide. She organizes and co-organizes workshops and campaigns about active transport, green transportation and road safety.

In 2010, she was awarded with the Bronze Medal in YEAR2010 (Young European Arena of Research 2010, organized by Transport Research Arena-TRA) for her research “Exploring Teenagers’ Travel and Driving Behavior in Rural Areas”.

In 2013, she was awarded with the Best Student Paper Award by the Journal of Choice Modelling for the paper "Does Social Networking Substitute for or Stimulate Teenagers' Travel? Findings from a Latent Class Model" (Sydney, 2013).

She also received the 2013 TRB Ryuichi Kitamura Best Paper Award for the paper “Development of a Hybrid Choice Model to Investigate the Effects of Teenagers’ Attitudes
 Towards Walking and Cycling on Mode Choice Behaviour.”


Teaching Summary

Maria was working as a teaching assistant at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean (Chios, GR) for the post graduate courses Data, Models and Decisions and Advanced Transportation Demand Modelling, and for the undergraduate courses  Transportation Systems Planning and Transportation Systems Analysis and Modelling. She also worked as a teaching assistant for the Professional Course of the PACTS Program (Policy Analysis for Complex Transport Systems) in 2011-2012 (Azores, PT).

Appointments
01-AUG-2016 Lecturer in Transport & Energy Energy Institute University College London, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2015 Senior Research Associate BSEER Energy Institute, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2015 Head of the Urban Transport & Energy Group BSEER Energy Insttute, United Kingdom
16-SEP-2013 Research Associate in Transport & Energy Faculty of the Built Environment Energy Institute, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Transport Planning University of the Aegean
2009 MSc Master of Science – Transport Studies University of the Aegean
2007 BSc(Econ) Bachelor of Science (Economics) – Business Administration University of Macedonia
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