Dr. Angelos Amditis

Research Director of ICCS

Research Interests

Dr. Angelos Amditis has been very active in various fields of research which include: Sensor systems and Data Fusion, Human Machine Interaction systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Active safety and mobility, Environmental friendly transport, multimodality, Virtual Reality and applications, Mobile telematic applications and collaborative environments. Dr. Amditis has also worked as engineer (in the past) on Underwater Acoustics, Digital Signal Processing, Computer Networks, Defense Electronics, Electrical measurements and Data Security.

Especially in the transportation field, he has been very active in many areas. The major topics of research he has been occupied with include: electromobility, electric vehicles, sensor development and use, information fusion, cooperative systems (including V2V and V2I), eCall, Human Machine Interaction, new interfaces and interface elements, human factors and evaluation methodologies on different levels (lab, simulator, field tests), safety applications, tools for traffic management and simulation, study of driving behaviours, driver monitoring, automated driving functions, integration and evaluation of nomadic devices in the driving context, perception and driving environment modelling, digital and dynamic maps, logistics and dangerous goods handling, virtual reality and augmented reality based models and simulation.

Research Activities

Dr. Angelos Amditis has participated in a large number of research projects within the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Framework and H2020 Programmes of the European Commission but also in other EC supported programmes and in various national projects. He has been the scientific responsible of more than 80 research programmes in the past 15 years, being the main researcher of ICCS / NTUA in all major European initiatives in the area of transport and especially for Intelligent Transportation Systems (but not only) in the area of vehicle surface transport. Currently is the Coordinator of the following projects: FABRIC (http://www.fabric-project.eu/), AutoNet2030 (http://www.autonet2030.eu/), INACHUS (http://www.inachus.eu/), SENSKIN (http://www.senskin.eu/), RECONASS (http://www.reconass.eu/), ROBO-SPECT (http://www.robo-spect.eu/), of the newly accepted NeMo & SCENT projects and ICCS Scientific Responsible in 15 other FP7 and H2020 projects.

I-SENSE Research Group 

In February 2002, Dr. Amditis has founded the I-SENSE group, which he is now leading. This group belongs to the Microwaves and Fiber Optics Laboratory (MFOL) which is a common lab of ICCS and NTUA. I-SENSE Group uses the infrastructure of MFOL and is carrying on the experience and its human resources from MFOL’s previous research activities which aim to continue and expand. The I-SENSE group is very active in a number of scientific and research areas with main application areas the Intelligent Transportation Systems, Virtual Environments, Assistive Technologies as well as Smart Integrated Systems & Communication. I-SENSE is involved in a number of EC and National Research Projects and has a significant presence in International Conferences and Scientific Journals. It is also involved in the organization of important events, workshops and conferences.

The I-SENSE Group of ICCS is cooperating with some of the most important Research Organizations and Industries all over Europe. Apart from Dr. Amditis, the I-SENSE group currently employs 31 researchers, 10 of which possess PhD and 5 are PhD candidates and additional support personnel (both research and technical). I-SENSE is a worldwide renown group focusing on the following research activities:  Data Fusion,  Intelligent Transport Systems, VR and AR applications, Human Machine Interaction, , Microwave engineering and Radar Systems, Embedded Systems, Wireless Networking Architecture, automotive platforms and systems, transport applications for safety and green driving, human factors issues and sensor development.

Publications 

Dr. Amditis is the co-author of 77 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books chapter and more than 180 papers in peer reviewed conferences. At the same time he is the main author of numerous project reports and deliverables within the framework of the research projects he has participated. He has presented transport-related issues in many conferences, in special sessions and in events organised by EC or major research initiatives in Europe, while he has participated in many working groups, special committees and organizations, aiming at addressing specific issues related to ITS and transport (e.g. automation, HMI issues,  sensor fusion, nomadic devices, simulation/VR/AR etc.). He has organised a number of such special sessions, events and working groups gathering together the most senior experts in the area of transport research from Europe and all over the world.

Dr. Amditis has been the initiator and a member of the supervising committee of 10 PhD theses and 20 under-graduate theses of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineers of NTUA and 1 PhD of the University of Piraeus. Seven of the PhD theses have already concluded and have provided interesting scientific results and multiple publications. He has also been teaching in various courses (communication and computer networks, communication theory etc.) in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dep. of NTUA, and the Hellenic Naval Academy for 10 years.

Administrative experience 

He is one of the founding members, former President and current member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (EuroVR) which currently has more than 50 active members as well as one of the founding members and President of the ITS Hellas, the Greek organisation for the promotion of the implementation of ITS technologies and applications in Greece.

Dr. Amditis is representing ICCS at ERTICO ITS Europe - The European association on the development and promotion of ITS technologies, where he is also a member of its Supervisory Board, of its Strategy Committee, of the ITS Congress European Programme Committee - EPC and of the Electromobility and Automation Task Force and TM2.0 platform. Since February 2016, he is also representing ICCS at the ERTRAC platform. He is member of the eSafety Observers network and of the Nomadic Devices Forum (where he has served also as Secretary) and at the ARTEMIS Industry Association. In addition, he is representing ICCS at the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) of the European Commission. He is also member of the Working Group for the design of the National ITS Architecture and technical advisor on eCall of the Hellenic Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime & Tourism.

Other activities  

He acts as a reviewer in several well known journals, like the IEEE Transactions on ITS, IET Intelligent Transport Systems Journal, International Journal of Cognition, Technology & Work, The Visual Computer, Information Fusion, Signal Processing, Sensors. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the IET Intelligent Transport Systems Journal. He has been member of the scientific committee in several conferences like the ITS World and European Congresses, the TRA2012 conference, in conferences organised by Eurographics and Cyberworlds, in the IFAC congress 2005, the International Conference on Control Applications CCA 2006, conferences organized by the Information Fusion Society, in the 7th International Conference on Information Fusion 2004 and in many others. Furthermore he has been member of the Program Committee of the i-CREATe “Travel, Employment, Education, Leisure and Sports” 2010 conference, member of the scientific and organizational committee of the Network Centric Warfare 2005, member (and in some cases chair) of the organizational committee of the annual congress EAM and general chair of the annual INTUITION / EUROVR conferences on virtual reality and augmented reality, organized since 2004.

He has acted as evaluator in numerous calls for proposals by the European Commission in FP7, FP6 and FP5, for example in ICT-Call 7 Objective 5.6, ICT-Call 7 Objective 1.3 and many others, EC reviewer for many projects like DIFAC, 2WIDE_SENSE etc. and evaluator of proposals in the Greek national programme PENED.

Since February 2016, he has the professional recognition of IEEE Senior Member Grade for his significant contribution.