Vassilis Papakostopoulos

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Vassilis Papakostopoulos is a lecturer in ergonomics at the Department of Product and Systems Design. He holds a bachelors degree in Psychology, from the University of Crete (1996), a MSc in Ergonomics, from Loughborough University in England (1998), and a PhD in the field of Applied Cognitive Psychology, from Panteion Univeristy in Athens (2008). During his PhD studies, Vassilis worked for four years as a research associate at the Hellenic Institute of Transport - CE.R.T.H., and was involved in numerous EU-funded Projects (i.e. AIDE IP, AGILE IP, SENSATION IP, LATERAL SAFE IP). In 2009, Vassilis was certified as a European Ergonomist (EurErg) and serves as the national representative of Greece at the Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (CREE) .
His research focuses on driving behaviour, covering a vast area of driving behaviour research issues (e.g. visual perception, attention, psychomotor behaviour etc.), as well as, the evaluation of driving support systems.

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Marmaras, N., Poulakakis, G., and Papakostopoulos, V. (1999). Ergonomic design in ancient Greece. Applied Ergonomics, 30 (4), pp. 361-368.

Bekiaris, E., Papakostopoulos, V., Gemou, M., and Gaitanidou, E. (2005). Experimental study on different HMI design options for lateral safe applications. In Proceedings of 24th Annual European Conference on Human Decision Making and Manual Control, EAM 2005, Athens, October 17-19.

Bekiaris, E., Panou, M., Papakostopoulos, V. and Tsioutras, A. (2006). Results of the assessment of elderly drivers in a driving simulator as part of an assessment protocol. In Proceedings of 9th Driving Simulation Conference, A. Kemeny (Ed.), pp. 233-241, Paris, October 4-6, INRETS-LPCMV-RENAULT, ISBN: 2-85782-641-9.

Portouli, E., Bekiaris, E., Papakostopoulos, V., and Maglaveras, N. (2007). On-road experiment for collecting driving behavioural data on sleepy drivers. Somnologie - Schlafforschung und Schlafmendizin, 11 (4), pp. 253-267. (in German).

Panou, M., Bekiaris, E., and Papakostopoulos, V. (2007). Modelling driver behaviour in EU and international projects. In P.C. Cacciabue (Ed.), Modelling driver behaviour in automotive environments: critical issues in driver interactions with intelligent transport systems (pp. 17-25). London: Springer.

Papakostopoulos, V., and Marmaras, N. (2008). Designing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS): what kind of analysis is needed? In Proccedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2008, W. Karwowski and G. Salventy (Eds.), Las Vegas, USA, July 14-17, ISBN: 978-1-60643-712-4.

Papakostopoulos, V., and Marmaras, N. (2009). Drawing car dashboards from memory: does driving experience matters? In Proceedings of the XVIIth World Congress of the IEA, Beijin, China, August 9-14.

Papakostopoulos, V., Spanou, E-G., Nathanael, D., and Gkikas, K. (2010). Understanding overtaking, beyond limitations of the visual system in making spatiotemporal estimations. In Caring Technology for the Future - Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, W-P. Brinkman and M. Neerincx (Eds.), EACE 2010, ISBN: 978-94-90818-04-3, pp. 169-172.

Papakostopoulos, V., Nathanael, D., and Marmaras, N. (2010). An explorative study of visual scanning strategies of motorcyclists in urban environment. In Caring Technology for the Future - Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, W-P. Brinkman and M. Neerincx (Eds.), EACE 2010, ISBN: 978-94-90818-04-3, pp. 157-160. 

Papakostopoulos, V., Nathanael, D., Portouli, E., Marmaras, N. (2015). The effects of changes in the traffic scene during overtaking, Accident Analysis & Prevention, 79: 126-132,

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Vassilis speaks Greek (native speaker), English (fluent)

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