Professor, University of Patras, Interreg MED GRASPINNO project
Prof. Stephanedes, MSEE, PhD, PE is a specialist in Transportation, Energy and the Environment. He was for 20 years with Dept. of Civil Engineering of Univ. of Minnesota, where he became Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. He was funded by U.S. Government, including NSF, FHWA, UMTA, DOE, Office of Univ. Research of U.S. DOT, Minnesota DOT and California DOT.
Prof. Stephanedes was instrumental in creating the Univ. of Minnesota Transportation Program, the Institute of Excellence for Intelligent Transportation Systems, one of 5 such Institutes in the U.S., and the ITS Center of Minnesota.
In EU he led a major effort in identifying the impacts of telematics at DGXIII. Since 1997 he has directed numerous EU multinational research projects. He led design and installation of the new Traffic Control Center and System Infrastructure in Attiki Prefecture prior to 2004 Olympics.
He is author/co-author of 5 books and over 200 publications, reference CRC Handbook chapters, and General Secretary at Board of Directors of ITS Hellas. He is Director of Environmental Engineering and Transportation Division, Transportation and Traffic Study Unit (TESS), and ITS Program at Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras.
Prof. Stephanedes is currently working on the integration of green procurement in Smart Cities, and estimation of the impact of circular economy to the development of Smart Islands.