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Researcher of People and Operations in Resilient Systems

Miltos joined the Future Resilient Systems programme in April 2016 to conduct research in the fields of human performance, human reliability, safety and resilience of critical infrastructure. 

His research will focus on:

  • Identifying the major factors of human performance that drive risk or contribute to resilience in the various sectors. Factors at the sharp end faced by the operational staff and those related the broader management and organisational context will be taken into account.
  • Establishing a common baseline for balanced management of the major risks. 
  • Developing a quantitative Human Reliability Analysis technique to address the human element in a broad range of sectors, enabling the quantitative perspective that is essential to rational safety management. 

Prior to his appointment at FRS, Miltos was working as Marie Curie Fellow at Delft University of Technology, involved in the Human Factors of Automated Driving ITN project. He was investigating the legal and market perspectives of automated driving, as well as the impact of automated driving on road safety, human performance and behaviour, aiming at supporting responsible utilisation of future automation technology. 

Miltos is an expert in human factors, transport safety and engineering. His research focuses primarily on the impact of human performance on railway and road transport networks. He has gained experience working with academic, industrial, national and international entities, including ETH Zurich, University of Southampton, Technical University of Munich, London Underground Limited, FirstCapital Group and Swiss Federal Railways, RSSB, Network Rail, Toyota Motor Europe, and the Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research.

Miltos holds a PhD in human factors and railway safety from Imperial College London, an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). Miltos has been appointed by the European Railway Agency as a Human Factors expert to assist national investigation bodies in the EU in the investigation of railway accidents, while he also participates in the Vehicle and Road Automation European activities.


• Human Factors 
• Human Performance 
• Human Reliability Analysis 
• Safety of complex socio-technical systems, such as the energy sector, transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, healthcare and public health, emergency services, and communication services 

Read publications here


• Jan 2016 - The Lloyds Register Foundation research grant for accelerating the impact of my PhD research in collaboration with Imperial College London 
• Oct 2015 - Best Dutch Paper Award for research presented at the 22nd ITS World Congress 
• Jan 2013 - Best Paper Award for the TRB Railroad Operational Safety Committee Young Member Scholarship 2013 
• Apr 2012 - 3rd European Award for “Safety & Security” pillar in 2012 Young European Arena of Research 
• Apr 2011 - Jun 2011 - IDEA League Grant: Scholarship to conduct part of my PhD research in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Railways and the Organisational, Work and Technology Group of ETH Zurich 
• Oct 2009 - Aug 2013 - The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Scholarship: Full scholarship to conduct my PhD research at Imperial College London


Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 
PhD in Human Factors and Railway Safety, Imperial College London, United Kingdom


Visiting Researcher, Delft University of Technology

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