Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), founded in 2000, is one of the largest research centers in Greece, with more than 700 employees working in various domains: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, IT, Transportation, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Safety & Security, and several cross-disciplinary scientific areas.

The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), one of the CERTH Institutes, is the one to participate in the current proposal. HIT is a leading research institution in Greece offering specialized research and technical services in all transport fields. HIT has been recognized as a center of excellence and is a well recognized source of innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of transport in Europe. The Institute cooperates with local, international, private and public bodies and institutions . During the last years HIT is exploiting the transport data collected and managed by the mobility data analytics laboratory for mobility and logistics services.

The data that are collected are used in a variety of inter-disciplinary models for the investigation of patterns that can emerge using traditional and not machine learning techniques. For example, big data are combined with operational research and simulation techniques, that allow for experimentation in a consequence-free environment, the studying of their behavior in time and the simulation of potential policies that could allow for the identification of the elements that might render the policy ineffective.

The team of HIT exploits this knowledge and applies it in real-world applications in the field of transportation in various cities around Europe. As such, the objective of the team of the mobility data analytics laboratory of HIT is trifold: Employ techniques to analyze big data of transportation systems, expand the knowledge by using a plethora of techniques for this study and finally promote the communication of the results and their practical applications to everyday problems.