Tasos Kouvelas is a Research Scientist at Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Prior to joining EPFL, he had been appointed Postdocroral Researcher with Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at University of California, Berkeley (2012-2014), Adjunct Lecturer at Technical University of Crete (2011) and Research Associate at the Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), Thessaloniki, Greece (2011-2012).
From 2003 to 2011 he had been Research and Teaching Assistant with the Dynamic Systems & Simulation Laboratory (DSSL), Technical University of Crete. In 2009 he was a Short Term Doctoral Scholar at the Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (CATT) of the Viterbi School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His main research interests include traffic flow modelling and simulation, network management and control, traffic estimation, large-scale complex systems, learning techniques, machine learning, neural networks, operations research, big data, adaptive optimization, optimal control systems and intelligent transportation systems.
Dr. Kouvelas is the co-author of some 30 journal and conference papers and he has participated in various research projects funded by European Union, California Department of Transportation, Swiss National Science Foundation and other governmental and private institutions. He has participated in the development of the control strategy TUC and performed a successful field implementation of the strategy in the urban network of Chania, Greece. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Technical Chamber of Greece. In 2012 he was awarded with the Best IEEE ITS PhD Dissertation Award (runner-up) by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society.
Modelling and simulation of traffic flow
Traffic estimation and control
Big data and machine learing
Intelligent transportation systems
Neural networks, adaptive optimisation
Self-tuneable control systems
Operations research and optimal control
Large-scale complex systems
|Diploma||Industrial Engineering||Technical University of Crete, Greece||2004|
|M.Sc.||Operations Research||Technical University of Crete, Greece||2006|
|Ph.D.||Control for Transport Systems||Technical University of Crete, Greece||2011|
Enseignement & Phd
- Civil Engineering,