JKU Professor Cristina Olaverri-Monreal is the New President of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (IEEE ITSS).

Olaverri-Monreal took office on January 1, 2022, and will end her term in December 2023.

Cristina Olaverri-Monreal
Univ. Prof. Dr. Cristina Olaverri-Monreal

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) ITSS is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology. There are over 2,500 members worldwide focusing on the advancement of theory and real-world practices in the areas of electrical engineering and information technologies in relation to intelligent transportation systems.

Prof. Olaverri-Monreal explained: "The sector of Intelligent Transportation Systems is very important for society as transportation-related technologies can make a significant contribution to the goal of climate neutrality. This is why it is particularly important to set the right priorities. I am very pleased to now have an opportunity to take on responsibility in this area."

As President, Prof. Cristina Olaverri-Monreal will assume responsibilities in the areas of management, strategic planning, and internationally representing the ITS Society.

About Cristina Olaverri-Monreal
Univ. Prof. Dr. Cristina Olaverri-Monreal has been Professor and Chair of "Sustainable Transportation Logistics 4.0" at the Johannes Kepler University Linz since 2018 and since January 1, 2022, she is also the President of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. Olaverri-Monreal studied computational linguistics, computer science and phonetics at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich. She earned a PhD in 2006 completed in cooperation with BMW. After working for several years in various European countries and in the USA, both in industry and academia, she was called to the BMK Endowed Professorship and the Chair of Sustainable Transport Logistics 4.0 at the JKU in October 2018. Her research aims to find solutions in support of efficient, effective transportation through, for example, the use of wireless communications and sensor technologies.

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