Christos Katrakazas

Christos Katrakazas is a PostDoc Research Associate at the Technical University of Munich.

Christos received a PhD from Loughborough University (United Kingdom) and a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He has worked for about two years, initially as a research assistant and then as a research associate at Loughborough University. In 2014, he was a visiting research student in INRIA, Grenoble, France. His research focuses on autonomous vehicles, road safety, machine learning, traffic microsimulation and Big Data. He has authored peer-reviewed journal and conference publications mostly on the safety assessment of autonomous vehicles as well as real-time collision prediction.


Christos has authored peer-reviewed journals and conference publications on motion planning and safety assessment of autonomous vehicles as well as on real-time collision prediction and traffic simulation.

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Work Experience

Feb 2018 - Oct 2019 Research Associate 
Technical University of Munich 
Arciststraße 21, D-80333, München, Germany.
Jul 2017 - Jan 2018 Research Associate 
Loughborough University, Transport Safety Research Group, Design School.
Oct 2016 - Jul 2017 Research Assistant 
Loughborough University, Transport Studies Group, School of Architecture, Civil and Building Engineering 
Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom



Oct 2013 – Jul 2017 Ph.D. in Civil and Building Engineering
Transport Studies group, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Thesis: Developing an advanced collision risk model for autonomous vehicles,
Sep 2005 - Mar 2011 Diploma in Civil Engineering
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Specialization: Transportation engineering, 
Thesis: "Investigating factors affecting helmet use among European motorcyclists

Awards and Scholarship

Oct 2013                       

Scholarship for mini-CDT on automated mobility from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of the United Kingdom

Oct 2014

Grant for research visit in INRIA, Grenoble, France,
Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Dec 2015

Grant for research seminar presentation in Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
Hyundai Mobis, Seoul, South Korea

Reviewing Activities


  • Transportation Research Part C
  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • PlOS ONE


  • Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
  • mobil.TUM2018
  • hEART2018