Renos Karamanis

Renos Karamanis

PhD Student

Imperial College London

Renos has been a PhD student in the Centre for Transport studies since October 2015. He is also affiliated with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Civil Engineering. His research area focuses on ride-sourcing and how it can be transformed by the introduction of Autonomous Vehicles(AVs). Renos is particularly interested in developing optimization algorithms and simulation tools of AV ride-sourcing fleets to assist policy makers, operators and researchers.

Over the course of his research Renos developed an agent-based modelling framework for AV ride-sourcing fleets in urban environments, to inform policy design and fleet deployment planning. This framework is currently used to develop a ridesharing assignment and pricing methodology based on double auctions, to serve as an improved alternative to surge pricing by ride-sourcing firms. His research considers AV fleet sizing adjustments in response to stochastic demand, assignment and pricing operations, captured in models that can be configured to maximise firm revenue, social welfare or combinations thereof.

Renos graduated from Imperial College in June 2014 with an MEng degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation, Renos has worked in Mott MacDonald where he was involved in various projects serving clients like Network Rail as a Transport Planner initially and as a Structural Engineer for the Sheffield Lower Don Flood Defence Scheme at a later stage. Renos has also worked as an intern in BP UK where he was a Completions Engineering Intern providing consultation for improvement of existing offshore equipment.

Interests

  • Ride-sharing Operations
  • Ride-sharing Policy
  • Agent-Based Modelling
  • Assignment Algorithms
  • Pricing Mechanisms

Education

  • MEng in Civil & Env. Engineering, 2014

    Imperial College London

Publications

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