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Lily Elefteriadou

Barbara Goldsby Professor Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering
Office 311A Weil Hall Work Phone: (352) 294 7802


Dr. Elefteriadou is the Director of the UF Transportation Institute (UFTI) and the Barbara Goldsby 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).

Primary Research Area

Transportation Engineering

Research Interests

Traffic flow theory, traffic simulation, signal control optimization


B.S., Surveying, and Environmental Engineering, (five year program) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, June 1987
M.S., Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, June 1990
Ph.D., Transportation Planning and Engineering, NYU Polytechnic University, New York, June 1994

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2023 AAAS Lifetime Fellow
  • 2021 ARTBA S.S. Steinberg Award
  • 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award, Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), Tandon School of Engineering, NYU
  • 2019 ASCE Harland Bartholomew Award
  • 2018 University of Florida Term Professorship Award
  • 2015 ASCE James Laurie Prize
  • 2015 ARTBA Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2010 Best Model Development Paper Award, for the paper‚ “Driver Behavior Based Lane-Changing Model and Its Implementation in CORSIM,” Joint Subcommittee on Traffic Simulation, Transportation Research Board, January 2010
  • Fulbright Scholar‚ “Technical University Delft, Netherlands, September,” December 2001