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Haris Koutsopoulos

Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Contact

Office

  • 403 SN
  • 617.373.6263

Research Focus

Urban transportation networks and informatics, mobility on demand, intelligent transportation systems, public transportation operations

Education

  • PhD, Transportation Systems, MIT, 1986
  • MS, Transportation, MIT, 1983
  • B.Sc.Eng., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1980

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 TRB Traffic Simulation Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2011 IEEE ITS Outstanding Application Award
  • 2010 IBM Smarter Planet Award

Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE
  • INFORMS
  • Technical Chamber of Greece
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTR)

Research Overview

Urban transportation networks and informatics, mobility on demand, intelligent transportation systems, public transportation operations

Selected Research Projects

  • Transport for London Research Partnership
    • – Principal Investigator, Transport for London
  • Mass Transit Railway Research Partnership
    • – Principal Investigator, Mass Transit Railway
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
    • – Principal Investigator, Boston Research Partnership

Selected Publications

  • A. Tympakianaki, H.N. Koutsopoulos, E. Jenelius, Anatomy of Tunnel Congestion: Causes and Implications for Tunnel Traffic Management, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 83, 2019, 498-508
  • Z. Ma, H.N. Koutsopoulos, Y. Chen, N.H.M. Wilson, Estimation of Denied Boarding in Urban Rail Systems: Alternative Formulations and Comparative Analysis, Forthcoming, Transportation Research Record (TRR), Journal Transportation Research Board, 2019
  • A. Halvorsen, H.N. Koutsopoulos, Z. Ma, J. Zhao, Design and Evaluation of Transit Demand Management Programs Using Smart Card Data, Transportation, 2019
  • Z. Zhao, H.N. Koutsopoulos, J. Zhao, Detecting Pattern Changes in Individual Travel Behavior: A Bayesian Approach, Transportation Research B, 112, 2018, 73-88
  • P. Noursalehi, H.N. Koutsopoulos, J. Zhao, Real time Transit Demand Prediction Capturing Station Interactions and Impact of Special Events, Transportation Research C, 97, 2018, 277-300
  • H. N. Koutsopoulos, Z. Ma, P. Noursalehi, Y. Zhu, Transit Data Analytics for Planning, Monitoring, Control and Information, In Mobility Patterns, Big Data and Transportation Analytics, Chapter 10, C. Antoniou, editor, Elsevier, 2018

Faculty

Sep 06, 2018

Creating an Optimal Sharing Economy

Professors Ozlem Ergun (MIE), Haris Koutsopoulos (CEE), and Jennie Stephens (CSSH/Affiliated CEE) were awarded a $99K NSF grant for a “Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Sharing economy – Humans, Automation, Resilience and Engineering: SHARE”.

Faculty

Mar 13, 2017

Koutsopoulos Awarded Funding for MIT-NU Transit Lab

CEE Professor Haris Koutsopoulos, in collaboration with MIT’s Transit Group, has received funding from international partner, Mass Transit Railway (Hong Kong), to study innovations in public transportation.

Faculty

Jan 31, 2017

Addressing the Nation’s Pressing Transportation Challenges

Northeastern University is one of 18 “forward thinking and influential institutions” selected by the USDOT to focus on exploring the challenges facing land and transit systems in America’s Northeast.

Aug 24, 2016

Real-Time Predictive Transit

CEE Professor Haris Koutsopoulos is using real-time factors such as weather and events to create predictive models for public transit.

Mar 03, 2016

Koutsopoulos Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

CEE Professor Haris Koutsopoulos was awarded the Traffic Simulation Lifetime Achievement Award by the Transportation Research Board.

Sep 01, 2014

New Faculty Spotlight: Haris Koutsopoulos

Haris Koutsopoulos joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as a Professor starting in Fall 2014. Prof. Koutsopoulos has held prior faculty appointments at MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and most recently at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. His research focuses on urban transportation networks and informatics, including study of urban mobility and […]

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