Tomas Ambra, FWO candidate and researcher for Sustainable Logistics at the MOBI research centre, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Cathy Macharis, won the first prize for young researchers in the EU-funded competition, TRA VISIONS 2018, on Monday 16 April 2018. Prizes were awarded at the end of the opening ceremony of Transport Research Arena (TRA 2018) in Vienna.
Tomas Ambra won first place in the cross-modality category with his research on SYMBIT (Synchronization Model for Belgian Inland Transport), a simulation model that combines geographic information systems, agent-based modeling and discrete event simulations to optimize synchro-modal transport.
The first prize was awarded by Violeta Bulc, European Transport Commissioner at the TRA (Transport Research Arena) conference in Vienna.
Transport Research Arena is a biennial conference on transport and mobility, organized by the European Commission.
Overall, 169 young researchers from 56 different European universities participated in the TRA VISIONS 2018 Student Competition and submitted 122 ideas for the transport modes road, rail, water and cross-modal.