Ampountolas, Konstantinos

Associate Professor, PhD'09 Technical University of Crete
Automatic Control Systems in Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Thessaly
Leoforos Athinon, Pedion Areos,
38334 Volos, Greece

Tel:+30 24210 74093

Email: k.ampountolas (AT)

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Konstantinos Ampountolas received the Diploma in Production Engineering and Management (1999), the M.Sc. degree in Operations Research (2002), and the Ph.D. degree in Engineering (2009), all from the Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece. 

 Since 2019, he has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Thessaly (UTH), Volos, Greece. Before to joining UTH, he was initially a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer with the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow (UofG, 2013-2019), United Kingdom, and an Associate Director at UofG’s Urban Big Data Centre (2019). He was research fellow at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, 2012-2013), Switzerland, visiting researcher scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, CA (2011), and post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece (2010). He was also short-term visiting professor at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Israel (2014), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (2016), and the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil (2016; 2019). 

Dr Ampountolas serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Big Data Analytics in Transportation (since 2018), and on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Transportation Research Part C (since 2013), and Transportation Research Procedia (since 2014). He also served as the Editor for Transportation of Data in Brief (2018–2019).  

His research interests include automatic control and optimisation with applications to transport systems and traffic networks, large-scale networks, and further areas.

Opportunities for PhD and Post-doctoral Research

I am always looking for opportunities to work with PhD students, post-doctoral researchers (e.g. via the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions), as well as visiting scholars. I am seeking talented and highly motivated students wishing to pursue PhD research in the control and optimisation of systems with applications to vehicular networks and other areas. If you would like to work with me, please feel free to contact me.

Interpolating Control Toolbox (ICT):

Selected publications
  • Ampountolas, K., Kring, M. "Mitigating Bunching With Bus-Following Models and Bus-to-Bus Cooperation". IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 10.1109/TITS.2020.2973585, early access. (2020) Abstract  
  • Ampountolas, K., Alves dos Santos, J. and Carlson, R.C. "Motorway tidal flow lane control". IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, doi:10.1109/TITS.2019.2945910, early access. (2019) Abstract  
  • Ampountolas, K., Zheng, N., Geroliminis, N., "Macroscopic modelling and robust control of bi-modal multi-region urban networks". Transportation Research Part B, 104, 616-637, (2017) Abstract  
  • Christofa, E., Ampountolas, K., Skabardonis, A. "Arterial traffic signal optimization: A person-based approach." Transportation Research Part C, 66, 27-47, (2015) Abstract  
  • Aboudolas, K., Geroliminis, N., "Perimeter and boundary flow control in multi-region heterogeneous networks." Transportation Research Part B, 55, 265-281, (2013) Abstract  
  • Kouvelas, A., Aboudolas, K., Kosmatopoulos, E.B., Papageorgiou, M., "Adaptive performance optimization for large-scale traffic control systems". IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 12 (4), 1434-1445, (2011) Abstract  
  • Aboudolas, K., Papageorgiou, M., Kouvelas, A., Kosmatopoulos, E.B., "A rolling-horizon quadratic-programming approach to the signal control problem in large-scale congested urban road networks". Transportation Research Part C, 18 (5), 680-694, (2010) Abstract