Dr. Maria Kamargianni
Lecturer in Transport and Energy
Head of the Urban Transport and Energy Group
Dr. Maria Kamargianni is a Lecturer in Transport and Energy and the Head of the Urban Transport and Energy Group at the UCL Energy Institute. She holds a PhD in Travel Behaviour Modelling and Decision Science, and a MSc. in Shipping, Trade and Transport form the University of the Aegean, and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia. Her areas of research include travel behavior, new mobility services, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), transportation demand modelling, transportation systems analysis, market research and econometrics. She has extensive experience in survey design, sampling design, big data handling, data mining and modeling combined revealed and stated preferences 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 widely published in the academic and professional literature. She is the Project Coordinator of several MaaS related projects. Maria for her research and the methodologies she developed, has received several awards, such as: 1. the Bronze medal in the pan-European contest for early stage researchers (by the Transport Research Arena; Brussels, 2010), 2. the Best Student Paper Award in Choice Modelling ( by the Elsevier Journal of Choice Modelling; Sydney, 2013), and 3. the Ryuichi Kitamura Best Paper Award in Travel Analysis Methods (by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine – Transportation Research Board; Washington DC, 2014). Maria is a member in several conference standing committees, such as the Transport Reseatch Board (TRB), International Association of Travel Behaviour (IATBR), World Conference in Transport Research (WCTR). She is also a member of the working group “End-Users Perspective” of the MaaS.Alliance. She works closely with the public authorities and the industry to transfer her research outputs to the industry, while she has been a consultant to several public authorities and companies.