News Posted on 05/10/2020

Who won TRA VISIONS 2020 Awards?

The EU-funded competition TRA VISIONS 2020 held its online award ceremony last 29th September and awarded prizes to its winners. Young and senior researchers from all over Europe submitted innovative concepts in order to enhance smart, sustainable and integrated transport and mobility of people and goods.

The main activity of TRA VISIONS 2020, a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme, is the development and implementation of two competitions. One is directed towards young researchers and the second towards senior researchers involved in EU projects. They take place every two years together with the TRA, the most important European conference on transport. TRA VISIONS 2020 invited young and senior researchers from all over Europe to submit their innovative ideas related to different transport modes (road, rail, airborne, waterborne and cross-modal).

TRA VISIONS 2020 for young researchers:

Overall, 207 young researchers from 91 different European universities and 24 EU countries participated in the TRA VISIONS 2020 Young Researcher Competition and submitted their ideas for all transport modes.

Our partners ERTRAC sponsored the award for the road mode while ALICE and UITP supported the one dedicated to cross-modality.

In the road sector, the winners are Pier Giuseppe Anselma, Claudio Maino, Alessia Musa from Politecnico di Torino (1st place: “THEO: a tailored hybrid emission optimizer for the drivers of tomorrow”), Milan Tešic from University of Belgrade (2nd place: “Star rating Road Safety Performances and Identifying the most significant Road Safety Indicators of a Territory”) and Ahmed Ayadi, Jakob Pfeiffer and Mohamed Ali Razouane from Technical University of Munich (3rd place: “Self-Learning Enhancement of Measurement Quality with Artificial Intelligence”).

In cross-modality, the winners are Nikolaou Paraskevas from University of Cyprus (1st place: “Controlling the Possible Spread of Infectious Diseases through the Air Transportation Network: A Dynamic Network Approach”), María J. Alonso González from Delft University of Technology (2nd place: “Potential Uptake of Mobility-as-a-Service for Different Market Segments”) and Ioulia Markou from the Technical University of Denmark (3rd place: “Prediction of traffic anomalies due to special events”).

TRA VISIONS 2020 for senior researchers

81 entries from researchers based in 20 countries from all over Europe were competing in the TRA Visions 2020 competition. Entries were submitted for the five transport modes: road, rail, airborne, waterborne and cross-modality.

Prof. Zissis Samaras, vice-chairman of ERTRAC, won the Senior Researchers Award in the road sector, acknowledging his 35 years of great work on engine and vehicle emissions modelling and contribution to the development of ultra clean road vehicles.

Catch up all the presentations and the recording on the following link.