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Dr. Eleni Christofa’s main research areas of interest are Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Operations and Control, Sustainable Infrastructure Management, Public Transportation Systems and Incident Detection and Management. Dr. Christofa is interested in developing a lab that will focus on more efficient and sustainable traffic management strategies for urban transportation networks. With the main interest being the use of signal control systems that are widely available in cities to better manage multimodal traffic in order to mitigate congestion and the related externalities, i.e., increased travel time, emissions, etc. Dr. Christofa plans on using advanced teaching techniques and incorporating new technologies in the classroom. Her goal is to educate the future generations of engineers to become independent thinkers who are able to solve real-world problems and develop innovative solutions through research.