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Haris Koutsopoulos

Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Civil and Environmental Engineering
403 SN
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD, Transportation Systems, MIT, 1986
  • MS, Transportation, MIT, 1983
  • B.Sc.Eng., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1980

Research & Scholarship Interests

Urban transportation networks and informatics, urban mobility, intelligent transportation systems, public transportation operations
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 TRB Traffic Simulation Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2011 IEEE ITS Outstanding Application Award
  • 2010 IBM Smarter Planet Award

Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE
  • Technical Chamber of Greece
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTR)

Selected Publications

  • C. Viggiano, H.N. Koutsopoulos, N.H.M. Wilson, J. Attanucci, Journey-Based Characterization of Multi-Modal Public Transportation Networks, Public Transport Planning and Operations, 9(1-2), 2017, 437-461
  • Y. Zhu, H.N. Koutsopoulos, N.H. Wilson, A Probabilistic Passenger-to-Train Assignment Model Based on Automated Data, Transportation Research B, 2017
  • Z. Ma, S. Zhu, H.N. Koutsopoulos, L. Ferreira, Quantile Regression Analysis of Transit Travel Time Reliability Using Automatic Vehicle Location and Fare Card Data, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2017, 2652
  • G.E. Sánchez-Martínez, N.H.M. Wilson, H.N. Koutsopoulos, Schedule-Free High-Frequency Transit Operations, Public Transport Planning and Operations, 9(1-2), 2017, 285-305
  • E. Jenelius, H.N. Koutsopoulos, Urban Network Travel Time Prediction Based on a Probabilistic Principal Component Analysis Model of Probe Data, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2017
  • Z. Ma, H.N. Koutsopoulos, L. Ferreira, M. Mesbah, Estimation of Trip Travel Time Distribution Using a Generalized Markov Chain Approach, Transportation Research Part C, 74, 2016, 1-21
  • E. Jenelius, H.N. Koutsopoulos, Travel Time Estimation for Urban Road Networks Using Low Frequency Probe Vehicle Data, Transportation Research Part B, 53, 2013, 64-81 *list of most cited papers since 2012

Related News

September 6, 2018

Professors Ozlem Ergun (MIE), Haris Koutsopoulos (CEE), and Jennie Stephens (CSSH/Affiliated CEE) were awarded a $99K NSF grant for a "Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Sharing economy - Humans, Automation, Resilience and Engineering: SHARE".

March 13, 2017

CEE Professor Haris Koutsopoulos, in collaboration with MIT’s Transit Group, has received funding from international partner, Mass Transit Railway (Hong Kong), to study innovations in public transportation.

January 31, 2017

Northeastern University is one of 18 “forward thinking and influential institutions” selected by the USDOT to focus on exploring the challenges facing land and transit systems in America’s Northeast.