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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Science Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Diploma in Civil Engineering, Structural Division
The Maritime Systems and Environmental Protection research area investigates novel ideas relevant to the Maritime industry and an extension to the transportation and logistics industries. Emphasis is given to operational efficiency, energy conservation, and the minimization of environmental pollution. Activities range but are not limited to large data analytics, modeling of systems and operations, innovative equipment development, routing systems, satellite utilization, engine management, emissions control systems, sensor tracking systems, and unattended monitoring, to name a few areas. The goal is the development of substantial contributions to the industry, supported by applied research.
Dr. Georgios Kokosalakis is the Executive Director of the Center of Excellence in Logistics, Shipping & Transportation, holding an Assistant Professor position at ACG. Dr. Kokosalakis graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology holding Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering along with parallel studies in business administration. A shipowner, manager, and entrepreneur himself with broad experience in the industry, Dr. Kokosalakis has also worked as a consultant for other firms while continuing his work as a researcher and scholar. Interdisciplinary areas always attracted his attention, working professionally and scholarly in areas combining management, operations, engineering, monitoring, energy conservation, and environmental preservation
 Serafeim, A.V., Kokosalakis G., Deidda R., Karathanasi I. and Langousis A., Probabilistic Estimation of Minimum Night Flow in Water Distribution Networks: Large-scale Application to the City of Patras in Western Greece, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (submitted for publication), 2021
 Kokosalakis G., Triantafullou A., Merika A., Energy Efficiency, Emissions Control, And Covid-19: The Response of The Second-Hand Containerships Sector, Energy Economics (Accepted for Journal)
 Serafeim, A.V., Kokosalakis G., Deidda R., Karathanasi I. and Langousis A., Practical Estimation of Minimum Night Flow in Water Distribution Networks: Large-scale Application to the City of Patras in Western Greece, EGU General Assembly, 19–30 April 2021
 Kokosalakis A. Merika, X, Merika A., “Environmental regulation on the energy-intensive container ship sector: a restraint or opportunity?”, Marine Policy, Vol. 125, 2021
 Serafeim, A., Karathanasi E., Papageorgakopoulos K., Stergiopoulos D., Deidda R., Kokosalakis G. and Langousis A., “Probabilistic modeling and uncertainty parameterization of real losses in the water distribution network of the city of Patras in western Greece,” (Environmental & Water Resources Institute, (EWRI), ASCE, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 23-26 May 2021.
 Kokosalakis G., Giannopoulou A., Trianantafullou A., “Does Energy Efficiency Impact Container Ships Selling Price?”, International Association of Maritime Economists Conference on Sustainable Development of Shipping and Trade, Hong Kong, 13-20 June 2020
 Serafeim, A., Karathanasi E., Papageorgakopoulos K., Stergiopoulos D., Deidda R., Kokosalakis G. and Langousis A., “A Non-Parametric Statistical Approach for Minimum Night Flow Estimation in Water Distribution Networks” Conference Presentation at the World Water Congress & Exhibition of the International Water Association (IWA), Copenhagen Denmark, 9-14 May 2021 (postponed due to covid-19)
 Kokosalakis G., “Shipping Industry: Challenges and Employment Opportunities,” 18th Annual Conference of the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association, Athens, Greece, 13 – 14 December 2019
 “Acoustic Data Communication for In-Pipe Wireless Sensor Networks,” Doctorate of Science Dissertation, MIT, January 2006.
 Lagaros, N.D., Papadrakakis M., and Kokosalakis G., “Structural Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms,” Computers and Structures, 80, pp 571-589, 2002
 “Neural Network-Based Active Structural Control,” Master of Science Thesis, MIT, May 2000.
 Papadrakakis, M., Lagaros, N.D., and Kokosalakis, G., “Evolutionary algorithms applied to structural optimization problems,” Chapter 13, in High-Performance Computing for Computational Mechanics, B.H.V Topping & L. Lammer (Eds.), Saxe-Coburg Publications, 1999.
 Papadrakakis, M., Lagaros, N.D. and Kokosalakis, G. “Evolutionary algorithms applied to structural optimization problems,” 5th Congress on Computational Mechanics, Boulder, CO, August 4-6, 1999.
 “Structural Optimization Using Evolutionary Methods,” Diploma Thesis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, June 1998.
Grants – Awards – Patents
 Kokosalakis G., Langousis A., “Detection and Probabilistic Modeling of Extreme Events in Wastewater Treatment Plants,” Research Grant awarded by the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP S.A.), Greece, 2021.
 Intracom Telecom S.A., Langousis A., Kokosalakis G., “Integrated Platform for Smart Operational Monitoring and Efficient Energy Management of Water Supply Networks,” Research Grant awarded by the Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving, Greece, 2020.
 Langousis A., Kokosalakis G., “Probabilistic Modeling of Water Losses in Water Distribution Networks: Development of Innovative Tools for Statistical Estimation, Uncertainty Parameterization, and Optimal Sizing of Pressure Management Areas,” Research Grant awarded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, Greece, 2019
 Kokosalakis G., Gorlov A.M., Kausel E., Whittle A., “Communications and Power Harvesting System for Wireless Sensor Networks, US Patent 11/643,750
 Kokosalakis G., Kausel E., Whittle A., “Acoustic Data Communication for In-Pipe Wireless Sensor Networks, US Patent 60/752,324
 Kokosalakis G., Gorlov A.M., Kausel E., Whittle A., “Power Harvesting System for In-Pipe Wireless Sensor Networks, US Patent 60/752,322
 Schoettler Fellowship Award 2002-2003, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Technical Chamber of Greece, Best Thesis Award Structural Division, 1998
 Exceptional Student Performance Awards, Years 1995, 1996, 1997