Grigorios Fountas

grigorios fountas

Dr Grigorios Fountas PhD, FHEA, MCIHT, MEng

Lecturer

Biography

Grigorios (Greg) Fountas is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Transport Engineering and Highway Design in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at the Edinburgh Napier University. Greg is also a member of the Transport Research Institute of the Edinburgh Napier University.

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. He also holds a Post-graduate Certificate (PgCert) in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice from the Edinburgh Napier University.

His research interests include statistical and econometric applications to various aspects of transportation planning and engineering, highway design and infrastructure asset management, transportation safety, analysis of driving behavior with naturalistic driving study and driving simulation data, and investigation of public perceptions on emerging transportation technologies. In these fields, he has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal publications, conference papers, 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 member and Paper Review Coordinator of the AED60 (former ABJ80) TRB (Transportation Research Board) Committee on Statistical Methods and as Guest co-Editor in a Special Issue in Transportation Research Part A.

Greg is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways &Transportation (CIHT) and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Since August 2020, he also serves as a member of the Academic Council of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Academic member - Athens Institute for Education and Research - Civil Engineering Unit & Transportation Engineering Unit

 

Conference Activity

  • Member - Organization Committee of the 9th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management

 

Editorial Activity

  • Guest co-Editor of the Special Issue: Travel demand management (TDM) in smart cities - Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (Elsevier)
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal "Analytic Methods in Accident Research" (Elsevier)
  • Review Editor - Frontiers in the Built Environment (Nature Publishing Group, NPG).
  • Co-Chair of the Paper Review Sub-committee - TRB Standing Committee on Statistical Methods (ABJ80)

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member - Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
  • Member - Technical Chamber of Greece

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD External Examiner - University of Limerick
  • PhD Examination Committee member - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

 

Date


43 results

Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States

Journal Article
Ahmed, S. S., Fountas, G., Eker, U., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (in press)
Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, https://doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2021.1916643
Flying cars, a new transportation mode capable of operating on both land and air, are expected to be introduced in the existing traffic fleet over the next decade or so. Due t...

Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland

Report
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. Scottish Funding Council

)
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and residential location choices in Scotland. Scottish Funding Council
COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 21st March 2020 and on 24th March 2020, the UK and Scottish Governments imposed a ‘lockdown’, restri...

Opportunities and Challenges in Statistical Analysis of Transportation Data: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Report
Fountas, G., Anastasopoulos, P. C., & Boyle, L. (2020)
Opportunities and Challenges in Statistical Analysis of Transportation Data: Where We Are and Where We Are Going. Transportation Research Board
Standing Committee on Statistical Methods (ABJ80). Over the last three decades, the committee has significantly broadened its focus across nearly all aspects of transportation...

Do High Visibility Crosswalks Improve Pedestrian Safety? A Correlated Grouped Random Parameters Approach Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data

Journal Article
Sonduru Pantangi, S., Shahriar Ahmed, S., Fountas, G., Majka, K., & Ch. Anastasopoulos, P. (2021)
Do High Visibility Crosswalks Improve Pedestrian Safety? A Correlated Grouped Random Parameters Approach Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 30, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2020.100155
In this study, the effectiveness of High-Visibility Crosswalks (HVCs) in improving pedestrian safety at urban settings is assessed using SHRP2 (Second Strategic Highway Resear...

An exploratory empirical analysis of willingness to hire and pay for flying taxis and shared flying car services

Journal Article
Shahriar Ahmed, S., Fountas, G., Eker, U., Still, S. E., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (2021)
An exploratory empirical analysis of willingness to hire and pay for flying taxis and shared flying car services. Journal of Air Transport Management, 90, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2020.101963
A new transportation mode that can simultaneously operate on land and in the air, namely the flying cars, is anticipated to penetrate the automobile fleet between 2020 and 202...

A Novel Method for Estimating Emissions Reductions Caused by the Restriction of Mobility: The Case of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Li, M., Sun, Y., Malik, A., Lenzen, M., Fountas, G., …Luque Anguita, M. (2021)
A Novel Method for Estimating Emissions Reductions Caused by the Restriction of Mobility: The Case of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Environmental Science and Technology Letters, 8(1), 46-52. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00764
The COVID-19 pandemic is the single largest event in contemporary history for global mobility restriction, with the majority of the world population experiencing various forms...

The influence of traffic, geometric and context variables on urban crash types: a grouped random parameter multinomial logit approach

Journal Article
Intini, P., Berloco, N., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Ranieri, V. (2020)
The influence of traffic, geometric and context variables on urban crash types: a grouped random parameter multinomial logit approach. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 28, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2020.100141
Numerous road safety studies have been dedicated to the estimation of crash frequency and injury severity models. However, previous research has shown that different factors m...

Analysis of Safety Benefits and Security Concerns from the Use of Autonomous Vehicles: A Grouped Random Parameters Bivariate Probit Approach with Heterogeneity in Means

Journal Article
Ahmed, S. S., Pantangi, S. S., Eker, U., Fountas, G., Still, S. E., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (2020)
Analysis of Safety Benefits and Security Concerns from the Use of Autonomous Vehicles: A Grouped Random Parameters Bivariate Probit Approach with Heterogeneity in Means. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 28, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2020.100134
This paper investigates public perceptions towards potential safety benefits, and safety- and security-related concerns from the future use of autonomous vehicles by utilizing...

The Flying Car – Challenges and Strategies towards Future Adoption

Journal Article
Shahriar Ahmed, S., Hulme, K., Fountas, G., Eker, U., Benedyk, I., Still, S., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (2020)
The Flying Car – Challenges and Strategies towards Future Adoption. Frontiers in Built Environment, 6, https://doi.org/10.3389/fbuil.2020.00106
In recent years, our surface transportation infrastructure is suffering from overuse, extreme traffic congestion, and roadway disrepair. Instead of following the traditional i...

How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries

Journal Article
Fountas, G., Sun, Y., Akizu-Gardoki, O., & Pomponi, F. (2020)
How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries. World, 1(1), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.3390/world1010003
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought global mobility into the spotlight, with well over 100 countries having instituted either a full or partial lockdown by April 2020. Reduced m...

Current Post Grad projects