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Konstantina Gkritza

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP G167B
Phone: (765) 494-4597
Email: nadia@purdue.edu

Education
Ph.D., Purdue, 2006
M.S.C.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2003
Diploma in C.E., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2001

Research Summary
Transportation planning, economics and modeling; transportation energy and sustainability; highway safety; transportation electrification

Selected Research Projects


  • Evaluating opportunities to enhance the Hoosier State Train ridership through a survey of riders' opinions and an assessment of access to the line, INDOT/JTRP, 2016-2018

  • Economic Benefits of Corridor Improvements, INDOT/JTRP, 2014-2017

  • Synthesis Study: Best Practices for Maximizing Driver Attention to Work Zone Warning Signs (End of Queue Warning
    Devices), INDOT/JTRP, 2014-2016

  • Heated Airport Pavements-Task 1A Energy and Financial Viability, FAA, 2013-2016

  • 21st Century National Energy and Transportation Infrastructures for Balancing Environmental Impacts, Costs, and Resiliency (NETSCORE-21), National Science Foundation EFRI-RESIN, 2008-2013

Honors & Awards

2016 - Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Mentor, Lyles School of Civil Engineering

2016 - Jane F. Garvey/UMass ITE Transportation Leadership Award

2014 - National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium Attendee

2013 - Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award, College of Engineering, Iowa State University.

2012 - Engineering Student Council Outstanding Club Advisor Award, College of Engineering, Iowa State University.

2011 - Schafer Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University.

2008 - American Society of Civil Engineers ExCEEd Fellow.

2007 - C.V. Wootan Memorial Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Policy and Planning, Council of University Transportation Centers.

Selected Publications


  • Rentziou, A., Gkritza, K., and Souleyrette, R., "VMT, Energy Consumption, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Forecasting for Passenger Transportation," Transportation Research Part A, 46(3), 487-500 (2012).

  • Lavrenz, S., and Gkritza, K., "Environmental and Energy Impacts of Automated Electric Highway Systems," Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17 (2), 221-232 (2013).

  • Shaheed, M., Zhang, W., Gkritza, K., and Hans, Z., "A Mixed Logit Analysis of Two-Vehicle Crash Severities Involving a Motorcycle," Accident Analysis and Prevention, Special Issue on Emerging Research Methods and their Application to Road Safety, 61, 119-128 (2013).

  • Mudgal, A., Hallmark, S., Carriquiry, A., Gkritza, K., "Driving Behavior at a Roundabout: A Hierarchical Bayesian Regression Analysis, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment", 26: 20-26 (2014).

  • Gkritza, K., Souleyrette, R., Baird, M., and Danielson, B., "An Empirical Bayes Approach for Estimating Urban Deer Vehicle Crashes Using Police and Maintenance Records," ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 140 (2), 04013002 (2014).

  • Gopalakrishnan, K., and Gkritza, K., "Forecasting Transportation Infrastructure Impacts of Renewable Energy Industry Using Neural Networks," Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 19(Supplement 1): S157-S175 (2014).

  • Ibanez, E., Krishnan, V., Lavrenz, S., Mejia, D., Gkritza, K., McCalley, J., and Somani, A., "Resilience and Robustness in Long-term Planning of the National Energy and Transportation System," International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (in press).

  • Li, W., Gkritza, K., Albrecht, C., "The Culture of Distracted Driving: Evidence from a Public Opinion Survey in Iowa," Transportation Research Part F 27: 337-347 (2014).

  • Troutner, T.J., Gkritza, K., "Impacts of Extended Interstate Closures to Regional Freight Logistics: Case Study of 2011 Interstate 29 Closure," Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2410: 113-122 (2014).

  • Shaheed, M., Gkritza, K., "A Latent Class Analysis of Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Crash Severity Outcomes. Analytic Methods in Accident Research," 2: 30-38 (2014).

  • Cerwick, D., Gkritza, K., Shaheed, M., Hans, Z., "A Comparison of the Latent Class and Mixed Logit Methods by Crash Data," Analytic Methods in Accident Research 3-4: 11-27 (2014).

  • Lavrenz, S.M., Pyrialakou, V.D., Gkritza, K., "Modeling Driver Behavior in Dilemma Zones: A Discrete/Continuous Formulation with Selectivity Bias Corrections," Analytic Methods in Accident Research 3-4: 44-55 (2014).

  • Krishnan, V., Kastrouni, E., Pyrialakou, V.D., Gkritza, K., McCalley, J.D., "An Optimization Model of U.S. Energy and Transportation Systems: Assessing the Impact of High-Speed Rail on Passenger Transportation Investment," Transportation Research Part C, 54: 131-156 (2015).

  • Shaheed, M., Marshall, D., Gkritza, K., "Simulated Drivers' Experience on Detecting Motorcycles during Daylight," Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board Volume 2520: 143-150 (2015).

  • Kastrouni, E., Gkritza, K., Hallmark, S.L., Stephenson, W.R., "Fuel Tax Versus. Vehicle-Miles Traveled Fee: Identifying Vulnerable Households via a Three-Stage Least Squares Analysis," Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board Volume 2531: 161-169 (2015).

  • Pyrialakou, V.D., Gkritza, K., Fricker, J., "Accessibility, Mobility, and Realized Travel Behavior: Assessing Rural Disadvantage from a Policy Perspective," Journal of Transport Geography, 51:251-169 (2016).

  • Shaheed, M., Gkritza, K., Carriquiry, A., Hallmark, S.L., "Analysis of Occupant Injury Severity in Winter Weather Crashes: A Fully Bayesian Multivariate Approach," Analytic Methods in Accident Research 11: 33-47 (2016).

  • Bektas, B.A., Gkritza, K., Smadi, O., "Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity and Crash Frequency: Segmentation, Imputation and Line Type Effects" ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering (accepted), DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000863.