Prof. Stephanedes, BA, MSEE, PhD, PE is a specialist in Transportation and Traffic Theory, and Transport Telematics. He was for 20 years with the Faculty at the Dept. of Civil Engineering of the Univ. of Minnesota, where he became full Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies. At Minnesota, Prof. Stephanedes was funded by the U.S. Government, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Department of Energy, Office of Univ. Research of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Minnesota Dept. of Transportation and California Dept. of Transportation. Prof. Stephanedes was responsible for over 40 contracts funded by the above organizations in the areas of Transport and Traffic Theory, Artificial intelligence in transportation, Transport Modelling, Traffic Control Theory and Applications, Economic Evaluation of Transport Infrastructure, and Impact Analysis.
He was instrumental in creating the Univ. of Minnesota Transportation Program, the Institute of Excellence for Intelligent Transportation Systems, one of 5 such Institutes in the U.S., and the ITS Center of Minnesota.
In the EU he spearheaded a major effort in identifying the impacts of telematics at DGXIII. He led the first EU Impact Analysis Workshop in Brussels that defined the framework for the introduction of ITS in the EU. Since 1997 he has directed numerous EU multinational research projects. He led the design and installation of the new Traffic Control Center and System Infrastructure in Attiki Prefecture.