Panos Prevedouros

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Professor of Engineering
Location Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Introduction Panos D. Prevedouros, Ph.D. is a professor of traffic and transportation engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii-Manoa since 1990. Panos graduated from the Aristotle Univ. of Greece in 1984, and with Masters and PhD degrees in 1990 from Northwestern Univ. (Evanston, IL), a leading academic institution in engineering and transportation. He chairs the Freeway Simulation Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board. He was president of the Hawaii Highway Users Alliance from 2006 to 2008. Panos co-authored a Transportation Engineering textbook and over 100 reports and technical papers. He received the 2005 Van Wagoner Award of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He co-organized the 1st International Symposium on Freeway Operations (ISFO) in Athens, Greece, and the 2nd ISFO in Honolulu in June 2009. Dr. Prevedouros served in the Transit Advisory Task Force in 2006 and in the Technology Selection Expert Panel in 2008 of the City Council of Honolulu. He run for mayor of Honolulu in the 2008 elections and finished 3rd in the primary elections with 18% of the vote from a field of nine candidates.
Interests Since the late 1990s, Panos races his modified Mazda Miata with the Hawaii Chapter of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and has served as its safety steward and instructor for many years. He was won several races and annual points and runoff championships.
Favorite Movies MOVIES: Mostly comedy or action. From Best in Show, Meet the Parents, Ratatouille and Bee Movie to Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean and Jaws. TV: Dramas like Lost and all versions of CSI are fun. The witty dialog in early West Wing and Housewives episodes was fun too. Jay Leno's monologues and his Headlines and Jaywalking are good ways to unwind a full day. The rest of the time is PBS, Discovery Channel and the like. Engineering Marvels is a good show. Jon Stewart who has segments tagging along CNN International is fun to watch when abroad.
Favorite Music Classical and Pops. Some ethnic too, Hawaiian and Latin American.
Favorite Books Books: Anything about energy and engineering, with The Economist, Consumer Reports and some car and home improvement magazines thrown in the mix.