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School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS)

Profiles

Dr Apostolos Kotsialos, PhD, MSc, Dipl.-Eng

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42399
Room number: E331 (Floor 3.5 Christopherson)

(email at apostolos.kotsialos@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Dr. Kotsialos is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. Prior to joining Durham University in 2005, he was working as a Post-doc Research Associate at the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory (DSSL) and as a Lecturer at the Department of Production Engineering and Management (DPEM) of the Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece. He received his engineering degree in Production Engineering and Management from DPEM, TUC in 1995 and subsequently followed the department’s Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree Program from which he graduated in 1998. He continued his studies at the same department focusing on the design of hierarchical traffic control systems using large-scale nonlinear numerical optimisation. This work has lead to his PhD which he obtained in September of 2004. During his period of graduate studies he was working as a Research Associate at DSSL and had the opportunity to be involved in a number of research projects, most funded by the EC.

Indicators of Esteem

  • Best paper award:

    The paper “Discrete event simulation of process control in low volume high value industries,” presented at 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2013), co-authored with S. Cox and J. Garside, has been awarded the “Best Paper” prize in the conference.

  • Member of the Greek Technical Chamber (TEE), since 1995.:
  • Member of the IEEE, since 2005:
  • Reviewer for the IFAC World Conference:
  • Reviewer for the journal Automatica:
  • Reviewer for the journal Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering:
  • Reviewer for the journal European Journal of Operational Research:
  • Reviewer for the journal IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.:
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Advanced Transportation:
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Simulation:
  • Reviewer for the journal Transactions in Autonomous and Adaptive Systems:
  • Reviewer for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting. Reviewing on behalf of the Freeway Operations Committee.:
  • Reviewer of IEEE conferences (Conference on Decision and Control, Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Conference on Control Applications.):
  • Top cited papers in IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems:

    On the occasion of the first 10 years since its publication, the journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems published a paper entitled “A Bibliographic Analysis of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS Literature” (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5467214) for its 405 published articles. The paper “Freeway Ramp Metering: An Overview” (co-authored with M. Papageorgiou) is 5th at ISI citations (Table V) and I am 8th at the top ten of cited authors (Table VI).

Research Interests

  • Forecasting
  • Numerical optimisation and applications
  • Production planning and control.
  • Traffic flow theory
  • Transportation / Logistics

Selected Publications

Journal Article

Chapter in book

  • McCluskey, Thomas Leo, Kotsialos, Apostolos, Müller, Jörg P, Klügl, Franziska, Rana, Omer F & Schumann, René (2016). Autonomic Road Transport Support Systems: An Introduction. In Autonomic Road Transport Support Systems. Springer International Publishing. 1-11.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos & Poole, Adam (2016). Autonomic Systems Design for ITS Applications: Modelling and Route Guidance. In Autonomic Road Transport Support Systems. Springer International Publishing. 131-145.
  • Vissol-Gaudin, E., Kotsialos, A., Massey, M. K., Zeze, D. A., Pearson, C., Groves, C. & Petty, M. C. (2016). Data Classification Using Carbon-Nanotubes and Evolutionary Algorithms. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XIV: 14th International Conference, Edinburgh, UK, September 17-21, 2016, Proceedings. Handl, J., Hart, E., Lewis, P. R., López-Ibáñez, M., Ochoa, G. & Paechter, B. Cham: Springer. 9921: 644-654.
  • Papageorgiou, M., Ben Akiva, M., Bottom, J., Bovy, P., Hogendoorn, S., Hounsell, N., Kotsialos, A. & McDonald, M. (2007). ITS and Traffic Management. In Handbook in Operations Research and Management Science: Transportation. Barnhart, C. & Laporte, G. North-Holland. 715 – 774.
  • Wang, Y., Diakaki, C., Kotsialos, A. & Papageorgiou, M. (2007). Vers le contrôle intégré des réseaux routiers. In Systèmes de transport Intelligents. Mammar, S. Paris: Lavoisier.
  • Papageorgiou, M., Ben-Akiva, M., Wang, Y., Bottom, J. & Kotsialos, A. (2006). Dynamic Traffic Management. In McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology. McGraw-Hill. 107-110.
  • Papageorgiou, M., Ben Akiva, M., Bottom, J., Bovy, P., Hogendoorn, S., Hounsell, N., Kotsialos, A. & McDonald, M. (2006). ITS and Traffic Management. In Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science. Bernhart, C & Laporte, G. Elsevier Science. 14.
  • Kotsialos, A. & Papageorgiou, M. (2005). The Traffic Amelioration Potential of Freeway Network Ramp Metering Control. In Advances in Control, Communication Networks, and Transportation Systems. Special volume in honor of Prof. Pravin Varaiya’s 65th birthday. Abed, E.H. Birkhäuser. 283 – 303.

Edited book

Conference Paper

  • Cox, S., Anderson, S., Gray, N., Vogt, O. & Kotsialos, A. (2016), Application of a Multivariate Process Control Technique for Set-Up Dominated Low Volume Operations, in Goh, Yee Mey & Case, Keith eds, Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, volume 3 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research. Loughborough, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 535-540.
  • Qaiser, F., Kotsialos, A., Massey, M.K., Zeze, D.A., Pearson, C. & Petty, M.C. (2016), Manipulating the conductance of single-walled carbon nanotubes based thin films for evolving threshold logic circuits using particle swarm optimisation, 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC). Vancouver, BC, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 5255-5261.
  • Poole, A. & Kotsialos, A. (2016), Traffic Flow Model Validation Using METANET, ADOL-C and RPROP, 49: 14th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems. Istanbul, Turkey, International Federation of Automatic Control, 291-296.
  • Vissol-Gaudin, E., Kotsialos, A., Massey, M. K., Zeze, D. A., Pearson, C., Groves, C. & Petty, M. C. (2016), Training a Carbon-Nanotube/Liquid Crystal Data Classifier Using Evolutionary Algorithms, in Amos, M. & Condon, A. eds, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9726 15th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation. Manchester, UK, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 130-141.
  • Massey, M. K., Volpati, D., Qaiser, F., Kotsialos, A., Pearson, C., Zeze, D. A. & Petty, M. C. (2015), Alignment of liquid crystal/carbon nanotube dispersions for application in unconventional computing, 1648: International Conference on Numercal Analysis and Applied Mathematics. Rhodes, Greece, American Institute of Physics, Rhodes, 280009.
  • Cox, Steven, Garside, John & Kotsialos, Apostolos (2014), Control of set-up dominant multivariate manufacturing processes, in Rehman, Fayyaz, Woodfine, Nicholas & Marasini, Ramesh eds, International Conference on Manufacturing Research 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2014). Southampton, UK, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, 209-214.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos & Poole, Adam (2013), Autonomic Systems Design for ITS Applications, 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2013). IEEE, 178-183.
  • Cox, Steven, Garside, John & Kotsialos, Apostolos (2013), Discrete-event simulation of process control in low volume high value industries, in Shehab, Essam, Ball, Peter & Tjahjono, Benny eds, International Conference on Manufacturing Research 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2013). Cranfield, UK, Cranfield University Press, Cranfield, 599-604.
  • Cox, Steven, Garside, John & Kotsialos, Apostolos (2013), Simulation of High Precision Process Control for Set-up Dominant Processes, 11: Elsevier, 379-384.
  • Kotsialos, A. (2007), Macroscopic modelling of long manufacturing lines, in Maropoulos, P. & Newman, S. eds, 4th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. Bath, UK, Bath.
  • Kotsialos, A., Papamichail, I., Margonis, I. & Papageorgiou, M. (2006), Hierarchical Nonlinear Model-Predictive Ramp Metering Control for Freeway Networks, 11th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems. Delft, The Netherlands, Delft.
  • Kotsialos, A., Papageorgiou, M., Hayden, J., Higginson, R., McCabe, K. & Rayman, N. (2006), The Impact of the Number of Discrete Release Rates on Ramp Metering Performance, 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, D.C., Transportation Research Board, Washington DC.
  • Kotsialos, A. & Papageorgiou, M. (2005), A Hierarchical Ramp Metering Control Scheme for Freeway Networks, 2005 American Control Conference. 2257–2262.
  • Kotsialos, A. & Papageorgiou, M. (2005), Holt-Winters and Neural-Network Methods for Medium-term Sales Forecasting, 16th IFAC World Congress.
  • Kotsialos, A. & Papageorgiou, M. (2004), Hierarchical nonlinear model predictive ramp metering control for freeway networks, TRISTAN V (Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis). Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, Le Gosier.
  • Kotsialos, A. & Papageorgiou, M. (2002), Overview of motorway network traffic control strategies, 13th Mini-EURO Conference on Handling Uncertainty in the Analysis of Traffic and Transportation Systems and the 9th Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Transportation. Bari, Italy, Bari, 381–386.
  • Kotsialos, A. & Papageorgiou, M. (2001), Efficiency versus fairness in network-wide ramp metering, 4th IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Oakland, California, Oakland CA, 1190–1195.
  • Kotsialos, A. & Papageorgiou, M. (2001), Nonlinear optimal control applied to coordinated ramp metering in the Amsterdam ringroad, 9th IFAC/IFORS/IMACS/IFIP Symposium on Large Scale Systems Theory and Applications. Bucharest, Romania, Bucharest, 472–477.
  • Kotsialos, A., Papageorgiou, M. & Middelham, F. (2001), Optimal coordinated ramp metering with AMOC, 80th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., Transportation Research Board, Washington DC.
  • Kotsialos, A. & Papageorgiou, M. (2000), Nonlinear optimal control applied to coordinated ramp metering, 1: 11th IFAC Workshop on Control Applications of Optimization. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, St Petersburg, 190–195.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos, Papageorgiou, Markos & Messmer, Albert (1999), Integrated optimal control of motorway traffic networks, Proc. 1999 American Control Conference. San Diego, California, USA, San Diego CA, 2183–2187.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos, Papageorgiou, Markos & Messmer, Albert (1999), Optimal co-ordinated and integrated motorway network traffic control, Proc. TRAIL Expert Seminar on Recent Advances in Traffic Flow Modelling and Control. Delft, The Netherlands, Delft.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos, Papageorgiou, Markos & Messmer, Albert (1999), Optimal co-ordinated and integrated motorway network traffic control, Proc. 14th Intern. Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory. Jerusalem, Israel, Elsevier Science, Jerusalem, 621–644.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos,, Papageorgiou, Markos, Diakaki, Christina, Pavlis, Yannis & Middelham, Frans (1999), Traffic flow modelling of large-scale motorway networks using the macroscopic modelling tool METANET, Proc. TRAIL Expert Seminar on Recent Advances in Traffic Flow Modelling and Control. Delft, The Netherlands, Delft.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos, Papageorgiou, Markos & Messmer, Albert (1998), AMOC: A generic tool for integrated control of motorway traffic networks, DACCORD Workshop on Advanced Motorway Traffic Control. Lancaster University, United Kingdom, Lancaster University.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos, Haj-Salem, Habib, Middelham, Frans, van Schuppen, Jan & Taylor, James (1998), DACCORD integrated and co-ordinated control, 8th World Conference on Transport Research. Antwerp, Belgium, Antwerp.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos, Pavlis, Yannis, Diakaki, Christina, Vardaka, Georgia & Papageorgiou, Markos (1998), Modelling of the large scale motorway network around Amsterdam, 8th IFAC/IFORS/IMACS/IFIP Symposium on Large Scale Systems Theory & Applications. Patras, Greece, Patras.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos, Diakaki, Christina, Pavlis, Yannis, Papageorgiou, Markos & Vardaka, Georgia (1998), Short-term traffic forecasting using the macroscopic simulation tool METANET, Proc. DACCORD Short Term Traffic Forecasting Workshop. Delft, The Netherlands, Delft.
  • Kotsialos, Apostolos, Pavlis, Yannis, Middelham, Frans, Papageorgiou, Markos & Diakaki, Christina (1997), METANET application and validation for the large scale motorway network around Amsterdam, 4th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Berlin, Germany, Berlin.

Presentation

  • Kotsialos, A. (2011), Autonomicity for Traffic Management Applications, AI-2011 Thirty-first SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Cambridge, UK.
  • Kotsialos, A. (2010), Addressing the Complexity of Road Traffic Management Problems Based on Autonomic Systems Design Principles, International Conference on Operations Research. Munich, Germany, Munich.
  • Kotsialos, A. (2007), Modelling and Control of Production Networks Based on Road Network Traffic Management Methods, SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations.
  • Papageorgiou, M., Wang, Y., Papamichail, I., Kosmatopoulos, E. & Kotsialos, A. (2006), Advanced Motorway Traffic Modeling, Simulation, Surveillance and Control Strategies, 1st International Symposium on Freeway and Tollway Operations. Athens, Greece.

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