Μaria E. Karatsoli is a Civil Engineer (Diploma – University of Thessaly) and holds a M.Sc. degree in Transportation Systems from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). During the last years she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at Gevas Humberg & Partner (a transport planning company in Munich) in the department of Traffic Engineering. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the chair of Traffic Engineering and Control of TUM, and took part in a research project regarding the traffic safety in urban areas in Germany. She also conducted a number of studies including data collection using ITS applications, simulation tools and big data. Her research activities focus on intelligent transportation systems, road safety, micro- and macro- simulation of transportation networks, transportation planning, big data in transport and logistics. Since November 2016, Mrs Karatsoli is a PhD candidate of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Thessaly and member of the Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory (TTLog).