Mihalis M. Golias, Ph.D.
Mihalis M. Golias, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Director for Research with the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, at the University of Memphis. Dr. Golias holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Transportation from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
He is the chair of the Ports and Channels (AW010) and a member of the Marine Environment (AW030) TRB Committees. He is also member of AREMA, ASCE, and ITE. Dr. Golias expertize lie in the field of intermodal freight transportation networks (FTNs).
Over the last decade, in collaboration with national and international researchers, practitioners and public entities, he has (co)developed mathematical and simulation models that enhance our understanding of operations and management of FTNs, and promote policies and decision support tools that optimize performance, economic opportunities, and accountability in the multi-stakeholder and multi-modal environment in which they operate. He has applied game theory and market based mechanisms to capture the complexity of freight transport systems and develop mathematical-empirical relations that describe and explain the behavior of the different stakeholders. This approach has been motivated by the fact that game theory offers significant advantages over classical approaches.. He has published over 100 scientific journal/conference proceeding articles and reports on planning, modeling, and simulation of intermodal freight facilities and networks.