Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D.: Transportation

Director, University of Florida Transportation Institute

Kisinger Campo Professor of Civil Engineering


Research Areas:

  • Traffic Flow Theory
  • Highway Capacity Analysis
  • Traffic Simulation
  • Signal Control
  • Travel Time Reliability


Dr. Elefteriadou is the Director of the UF Transportation Institute (UFTI) and the Kisinger Campo Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Florida. Her research focus is traffic operations, traffic flow theory and simulation. She is the principal investigator of the US DOT-funded Regional University Transportation Center for Region 4 (Southeast Transportation Research Innovation Development and Education, or STRIDE). STRIDE involves seven other universities in the southeast and is funded with $6.8 Million from the US DOT plus an equal amount of cost sharing from non-federal sources (period of performance is January 2012 to January 2016). STRIDE focuses on issues of livability, safety and economic competitiveness. She has served as the principal investigator for several other federal and state projects, funded by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Federal Highway Administration, PennDOT and FDOT. She has authored or co-authored more than one hundred publications and reports related to traffic operational quality and highway design, as well as a textbook titled “Introduction to Traffic Flow Theory”. Dr. Elefteriadou serves on the Editorial Board of the Transportation Research: Part B, and is the Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee. She is also on the Executive Board of the Council of University Transportation Centers and was the 2014-2015 President of the ARTBA Research and Education Council.