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Biography

28-feb-2014

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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

(1991) Diploma in Classical Studies - Liceo classico Umberto I – Palermo.

(from 1991-1992 up to 1995-1996 academic years) Master Degree in Civil Engineering (5 years course), University of Palermo, Italy, with a worth mentioning thesis on road safety.

(1998) - Post-graduate course on Public Management (CERISDI - Palermo, Italy), with final dissertation of the thesis. She won the Annual Postgraduate Scholarship “Premio Giovanni Bonsignore 1997-1998”, set up by the Region of Sicily, Italy.

(September 1999) Post-graduate Diploma in Public Management (CERISDI - Palermo, Italy)

(1998 – 2001) PhD course in Road Infrastructure Engineering - Department of Road Infrastructure Engineering, University of Palermo.

(February 2002) PhD in Road Infrastructure Engineering.

(February 2002-November 2002) research fellow at the CIRMET, University of Palermo.

(December 2002-October 2011) Assistant professor for the Scientific Sector ICAR/04 (Road, Railways and Airport).

(since November 2011) Associate professor for the Scientific Sector ICAR/04 (Road, Railways and Airport).

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2010/2011 academic year – Present: “Railway and airport infrastructures course" (6 ECTS) - for Master Students in Civil Engineering - University of Palermo.

2011/2012 academic year – Present: “Complements ofroad design course" (6 ECTS) - for Master Students in Civil Engineering - University of Palermo.

For 2007/2008-2008/2009 -2009/2010 academic years “Railway and airport infrastructures course" (9 ECTS) - for Master Students in Civil Engineering - University of Palermo.

2006-2007 academic year: "Road geometric design course" (12 ECTS) for Bachelor Students in Civil Engineering - University of Palermo.

For 2010/2011-2011/2012 academic years: Post - lauream Course (level 2) in "Environmental sustainability of Transport infrastructures", University of Palermo (modules: "railway and airport infrastructures" and "risk assessment associated with operations of the airport infrastructure").

For 2011/2012 academic year: Post - lauream Course (level 2) in “Strategies and Technologies for Airport Management” - Kore University, Enna (module: “Design principles of airport infrastructures”).

For 2008/2009 academic year: Post - lauream Course (level 2) in "Aviation Safety Management System", University of Palermo (module: “Risk Assessment and management”).

For 2008/2009 academic year: Post - lauream Course (level 2) in "Road Quality Management", - Kore University, Enna (module: “Laboratory for Safety Analysis of a road in operation”).

For 2003-2004 academic year: Post - lauream Course (level 2) in "Road safety Engineering", CE.RI.S.DI-DIIV, for modules on road safety review and road safety audit, roundabout design, traffic calming.

Since 1998, cooperation for the educational activities for the Road, Railway and Airport design course for Bachelor Students in Civil Engineering - University of Palermo.

Since 1999, co-supervisor of several final year students for the Final Thesis.

Member of the teaching body of PhD course "Ingegneria delle infrastrutture viarie" (Road Railway and Airport Engineering) at DIIV - University of Palermo.

Member of the teaching body of PhD course “Architettura dei Sistemi per la Mobilità” (Architecture of the Systems for Mobility), Università Kore di Enna.

Member of the teaching body of PhD course “Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale” - cicli XXV – XXVI (Civil and Environmenal Engineering) at DICAM - University of Palermo.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Member of the Research Unit - University of Palermo - for the National Relevant Research Program - PRIN 1997/1999: Improving existing roads for safer roads.

Member of the Research Unit - University of Palermo - for the National Relevant Research Program - PRIN 1999/2001: Optimization of road geometric design according to behavior aroused on drivers.

Member of the Research Unit - University of Palermo - for the National Relevant Research Program - PRIN 2001/2003: Roads systemic analysis to model cause and effect relations causing road accidents varying road conditions.

Member of the Research Unit - University of Palermo - for the National Relevant Research Program - PRIN 2006/2008: Road safety in complex context: theoretic/experimental models and methods for a preventive approach to infrastructural actions.

Member of the Research program funded by the Municipality district of Palermo City (since 2004): Contribution to the definition of road safety policies in urban areas. A structured approach to handle urban road safety.

Member of the Research Unit - University of Palermo 2005 - ex quota 60%- Methods and tools for a preventive approach to plan countermeasures in favor of urban safety.

Person in charge of the Research Unit - University of Palermo (2006 - ex quota 60%) “Analysis of operational conditions and behavioral parameters at not standard roundabouts”.

Person in charge of the Research Unit - University of Palermo (2012 - ex quota 60%) “Theoretical and experimental models for the performance analysis of traditional and innovative urban road intersections”.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

(since 2011) editor-in-chief for the Journal of Sustainable Development.

(since 2011) associate editor for the International Journal of Statistics and Probability (IJSP).

Reviewer for several international journals.

Peer –review for National Relevant Research Program PRIN – MIUR, FIRB.

(2007) Member of the organizing committee of the 4th International SIIV Congress "Advances in transport infrastructures and stakeholders expectations", September 2007, Palermo ITALY.

(2009) Member of the organizing committee of the Advanced Course “Road Safety Fundamentals and Perspectives”, February, 2009, Palermo (Italy) with: professor Ezra Hauer (University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada), professor Sandro Rocci (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Gerald Wilde (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada).

(April 2007- November 2011) Delegated by the President of Professors Board in Civil Engineering of the University of Palermo to support organization of the graduation process for final year students.

(2000) Scientific cooperation contract with DIIV (University of Palermo) on “Collection and analysis of international experiences in the field of Road Safety Audit”.

MEMBERSHIP OF INSTITUTIONS

Since 2003 member of SIIV - Società Italiana di Infrastrutture Viarie (Italian Society of Road Railway and Airport Infrastructures). Since 2007 editing of the SIIV newsletter on Le Strade (in Italian).

RESEARCH AREAS

Research activity is shown by printed (or being printed) articles on journals or proceedings of national and international conferences. Anna Granà has participated in several congresses, on national and international area; in many cases she was called for presentation of her own papers. She won the SIIV Research award for the best paper presented at the 2008 SIIV annual meeting.

The fields of scientific interest include: the analysis of the risk associated with road traffic; the functional design of road geometry, with particular reference to non-signalized intersections and roundabouts; the environmental sustainability of transport infrastructures. The themes of the analysis of the risk associated with road traffic cover a wide range of interests including: the preventive analysis of road safety; safety and reliability of transport infrastructure (roads and intersections); crash analysis and modeling.