Railways and Transport Laboratory

Dimitris Rizopoulos

PhD Candidate

MSc (UoT), MEng (UoT)

Contact Details

Address: Office 88, NTUA Campus, Iroon Polytechniou 5, GR-15773 Athens, Greece.
Email: dimitrisrizopoulos@mail.ntua.gr
Phone: (+30) 210 772 1205
Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57194459554


Dimitris Rizopoulos is a Ph.D. Candidate and Research Associate in the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, of the school of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Dimitris is interested in the digitalization of the Transportation & Logistics sectors, and especially in emerging prescriptive analytics applications based on mathematical optimization, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and digital twins. He has an engineering background and specializes in Operations Research (OR). Through his engagement with R&D projects with academic and industrial partners from all over Europe, he has acquired experience in various topics connected to the transportation of individuals and freight.

Professional Experience
  • 2/2022-12/2023: R&D Project Manager, Inlecom Innovation, Athens, Greece.
  • 12/2019-12/2020: Research Engineer, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 9/2018-11/2019: Assistant Research Fellow, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 9/2015-8/2018: Part-time Research Assistant, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.
  • MSc in Operations Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.
  • MEng (5-year diploma) in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.

  1. Rizopoulos, D., Laskari, M., et al. (2022). 5G as an Enabler of Connected-and-Automated Mobility in European Cross-Border Corridors—A Market Assessment. Sustainability, 14(21), 14411. https://doi.org/10.3390/su142114411
  2. Rizopoulos, D., & Esztergár-Kiss, D. (2022). Heuristic time-dependent personal scheduling problem with electric vehicles. Transportation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-022-10300-0
  3. Ortega, J., Rizopoulos, D., Tóth, J., & Péter, T. (2021). Land Use as a Criterion for the Selection of the Trip Starting Locations of Park and Ride Mode Travelers. Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 50(1), 88–100. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.16383
  4. Dimitrios Rizopoulos, Nils O. E. Olsson, Anders Lindahl, & Olov Lindfeldt. (2021). ON THE THEORETICAL EXAMINATION OF THE ADOPTION OF FORMAL METHODS IN THE RAILWAY SIGNALING SECTOR. International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, 11(4), 528–542. https://doi.org/10.7708/ijtte2021.11(4).03
  5. Rizopoulos, D., & Esztergár-Kiss, D. (2020). A Method for the Optimization of Daily Activity Chains Including Electric Vehicles. Energies, 13(4), 906. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13040906
  6. Rizopoulos, D., & Saharidis, G. K. D. (2020). Generic approaches for the rescheduling of public transport services. Energy Systems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12667-020-00393-w
  1. Dimitrios Rizopoulos, Harris Niavis, Maria Kampa, et al. (2023, June 13). Digital Twinning platforms as an enabler for the ex-ante evaluation of PI-inspired interventions to last-mile logistics networks. 9th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC 2023) 13-15 June 2023, Athens, Greece.
  2. Rizopoulos, D., Olsson, N. O. E., Lindahl, A., & Lindfeldt, O. (2020). Research Directions Regarding the Adoption of Formal Methods in the Railway Signaling sector: Determinants and next steps for future-proof railways. Computers in Railways XVII, 75–86. https://doi.org/10.2495/CR200071
  3. Saharidis, G. K. D., Rizopoulos, D., Fragkogios, A., & Chatzigeorgiou, C. (2017). A hybrid approach to the problem of journey planning with the use of mathematical programming and modern techniques. Transportation Research Procedia, 24, 401–409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.094
  • Public Transit Planning, Teaching Assistance, 8th semester, Civil Engineering, Transport Orientation (Mandatory course), NTUA
  1. metaCCAZE, European Commission – Horizon Europe, Innovation Action, Researcher, National Technical University of Athens, 2024-2027.
  2. Low-Emission adaptive last mile logistics supporting the on-demand economy through Digital Twins (LEAD), Horizon 2020, Researcher & Task Leader, Inlecom Innovation, 2020-2023
  3. Enhancing railway signalling systems based on train satellite positioning, on-board safe train integrity, formal methods approach and standard interfaces, enhancing Traffic Management System functions (X2Rail-2), Shift2Rail, Researcher, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017-2021
  4. GreenYourMove (GYM), LIFE Programme, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Researcher, University of Thessaly, 2015-2018


Engineering Areas

#Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
#Electric Mobility
#Transport modeling


#Operations Research
#Mathematical Programming
#Mathematical Optimization

Social Sciences

#Mobility as a Service
#Physical Internet
#Public Transport