Dr Grigorios Fountas presents at 99th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference, USA

The Transportation Research Board is a division of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States and constitutes the most renowned and high-impact forum of transportation research worldwide.  More than 13,000 professionals and academics across the globe are expected to attend and participate in the meeting, as well as more than 5,000 presentations in 800 sessions and workshops will be held.  Greg has been very active over the last few years in TRB’s annual meetings through presentations, publications and participation in Committees’ activities.  Specifically, he serves as co-Chair of the Transportation Research Board Paper Review Sub-committee ABJ80 on Statistical Methods and over the last two years he has been leading the paper review process for the manuscripts submitted to Committee ABJ80 for presentation and publication.

During the 2020 Annual Meeting, Greg will be involved in the following activities:

He is organising and co-leading a workshop entitled “Unobserved Heterogeneity in Transportation Data Analysis: Emerging Methodological Approaches.”  In the aforementioned workshop, he will also contribute through presentations and interactive sessions devoted to “Grouped heterogeneity in transportation data analysis.”  This workshop is expected to attract practitioners and researchers across the globe who are interested in being trained in advanced statistical methods addressing the issue of unobserved heterogeneity.

Greg will present three papers that have been accepted for presentation in TRB in the areas of flying cars and statistical and econometric methods:

• Paper 20-01221: The Joint Effect of Weather and Lighting Conditions on Injury Severities of Single-Vehicle Accidents
• Paper 20-01154: Simultaneous Modeling of Travel Time and Distance: A Bivariate Hazard-Based Approach with Correlated Grouped Random Parameters
• Paper 20-01140: Identifying the Early Adopters of Flying Cars: Who Is Willing to Pay for and Use Them?

He will be presiding a poster session where the papers accepted for presentation through the paper review process he coordinated will be presented.

He will participate in the meeting of the ABJ80 Committee where he will give a presentation about the outcomes of the paper review process and the emerging and future challenges of transportation research that need to be addressed through the future activities of TRB.

In 2021, TRB celebrates its centennial and Greg has significantly contributed to the Centennial-related activities, as he has co-authored a Centennial paper, which is focused on the contributions of the ABJ80 Committee to the transportation research community and on the future challenges that need to be considered by the research community in the statistical analysis of transportation data.

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