Grigorios Fountas

grigorios fountas

Dr Grigorios Fountas

Lecturer

Biography

Grigorios (Greg) Fountas is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at the Edinburgh Napier University and member of the Transport Research Institute. He received his 5-year diploma (combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and his doctorate from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA. His research interests include statistical and econometric applications to various aspects of transportation planning and engineering, transportation safety, analysis of driving behavior with naturalistic driving study and driving simulation data, investigation of public perception on emerging transportation technologies, and infrastructure asset management. In these fields, he has authored or co-authored several journal publications, technical reports and book chapters. He is Review Editor of the journal "Frontiers in Built Environment, Transportation and Transit Systems" (Nature Publishing Group, NPG) and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Elsevier Science's journal "Analytic Methods in Accident Research". He also serves as co-Chair of the Transportation Research Board Paper Review Sub-Committee ABJ80 on Statistical Methods.

Esteem

Editorial Activity

  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal "Analytic Methods in Accident Research" (Elsevier)
  • Co-Chair of the Paper Review Sub-committee - TRB Standing Committee on Statistical Methods (ABJ80)

 

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23 results

An exploratory empirical analysis of willingness to pay for and use flying cars

Journal Article
Eker, U., & Fountas, G. (in press)
An exploratory empirical analysis of willingness to pay for and use flying cars. Aerospace science and technology,
From the early years of aviation, flying cars have constituted an appealing topic for science-fiction scenarios. Currently, recent technological developments demonstrate that...

The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents

Journal Article
Fountas, G., Fonzone, A., Gharavi, N., & Rye, T. (in press)
The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 27, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2020.100124
This study seeks to identify and analyze variations in the effect of contributing factors on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents across various lighting and weather ...

Do High Visibility Enforcement Programs Affect Aggressive Driving Behavior? An Empirical Analysis Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data

Journal Article
Pantangi, S. S., Fountas, G., Anastasopoulos, P. C., Pierowicz, J., Majka, K., & Blatt, A. (2020)
Do High Visibility Enforcement Programs Affect Aggressive Driving Behavior? An Empirical Analysis Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data. Accident analysis and prevention, 138, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2019.105361
This paper investigates the effect of High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) programs on different types of aggressive driving behavior, namely, speeding, tailgating, unsafe lane c...

An Exploratory Investigation of Public Perceptions Towards Key Benefits and Concerns from the Future Use of Flying Cars

Journal Article
Eker, U., Fountas, G., Anastasopoulos, P. C., & Still, S. E. (2020)
An Exploratory Investigation of Public Perceptions Towards Key Benefits and Concerns from the Future Use of Flying Cars. Travel Behaviour and Society, 19, 54-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2019.07.003
The imminent introduction of flying cars in the traffic fleet is anticipated to modify the mobility patterns of urban commuters. Flying cars' hybrid operation on the ground an...

Environmental and economic assessment of traffic-related air pollution using aggregate spatial information: A case study of Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

Journal Article
Tischer, V., Fountas, G., Polette, M., & Rye, T. (2019)
Environmental and economic assessment of traffic-related air pollution using aggregate spatial information: A case study of Balneário Camboriú, Brazil. Journal of Transport and Health, 14, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2019.100592
Introduction Transportation is one of the main determinants of atmospheric pollutant emissions in urban areas. This externality has direct environmental, economic and public ...

An exploratory investigation of public perceptions towards safety and security from the future use of flying cars in the United States

Journal Article
Eker, U., Ahmed, S. S., Fountas, G., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (2019)
An exploratory investigation of public perceptions towards safety and security from the future use of flying cars in the United States. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 23, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2019.100103
This study aims at investigating public perceptions towards the safety and security implications that will arise after the future introduction of flying cars in the traffic fl...

Statistical Assessment of Peer Opinions in Higher Education Rankings: The Case of U.S. Engineering Graduate Programs

Journal Article
Ghaisi, A., Fountas, G., Anastasopoulos, P., & Mannering, F. (2019)
Statistical Assessment of Peer Opinions in Higher Education Rankings: The Case of U.S. Engineering Graduate Programs. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 11(3), 481-492. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-09-2018-0196
Unlike many other quantitative characteristics used to determine higher education rankings, opinion-based peer assessment scores, and the factors that may influence them, are ...

A note on accounting for underlying injury-severity states in statistical modeling of injury accident data

Journal Article
Fountas, G., & Rye, T. (2019)
A note on accounting for underlying injury-severity states in statistical modeling of injury accident data. Procedia Computer Science, 151, 202-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2019.04.030
This study provides an empirical analysis of the severity outcomes of injury accidents (i.e., accidents that resulted in an injury-involved outcome) by exploring the possibili...

The effects of driver fatigue, gender, and distracted driving on perceived and observed aggressive driving behavior: A correlated grouped random parameters bivariate probit approach.

Journal Article
Fountas, G., Pantangi, S. S., Hulme, K. F., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (2019)
The effects of driver fatigue, gender, and distracted driving on perceived and observed aggressive driving behavior: A correlated grouped random parameters bivariate probit approach. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 22, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2019.100091
Previous research has shown that the determinants of perceived and observed aggressive driving behavior may differ. However, the consideration of major sources of aggressive ...

A Preliminary Investigation of the Effectiveness of High Visibility Enforcement Programs Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data: A Grouped Random Parameters Approach

Journal Article
Sonduru Pantangi, S., Fountas, G., Sarwar, M. T., Anastasopoulos, P. C., Blatt, A., Majka, K., …Mohan, S. B. (2019)
A Preliminary Investigation of the Effectiveness of High Visibility Enforcement Programs Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data: A Grouped Random Parameters Approach. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 21, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2018.10.003
This paper seeks to assess the effectiveness of high-visibility enforcement (HVE) programs in terms of reducing aggressive driving behavior. Using Strategic Highway Research ...

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