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Lazaros Filippidis

Lazaros Filippidis BSc Hons, MSc

Lazaros Filippidis
BSc Hons, MSc

Senior Research Fellow

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities

Mr Lazaros Filippidis is a member of the Fire Safety Engineering Group of the University of Greenwich since 1996.

He is involved in the research and development of the EXODUS evacuation models. He has worked on numerous large scale projects including, the EU funded Framework 5 projects FireExit and VELA, Framework 6 projects AVATARS and NACRE and the Framework 7 project BESECU and SAFEGUARD. He is currently involved in work for the Framework 7 project IDIRA and to a lesser extend for project GETAWAY. For some of these projects he assumed managerial roles.

His work on these projects includes the design and implementation of very large full-scale evacuation experiments for data collection, model development and validation protocols for the aviation, built and maritime industries. His key research interests include adaptive behaviour of people to stimuli such as alarm systems, instruction from others, signage, reaction to fire, etc.

Mr Filippidis has a main role in the annual Principles and Practice of Evacuation Modelling short course that attracts an international audience of professionals working in the fire safety field. As part of his teaching role he is also responsible for the preparation and delivery of short courses in other countries and institutions. The courses cover all aspects of fire safety engineering and human behaviour in emergency and circulation situations.

A paper that Mr Filippidis co-authored has been awarded the Jack Bono Engineering Communications Award from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (2007) and a further two that he co-authored have been awarded the Hodgson prize from the Royal Aeronautical Society (1998 and 2002).

As co-author:

- Bronze award by the Royal Aeronautical Society for a paper appearing in the Royal Aeronautical Journal, 2010

- Jack Bono Engineering Communications award from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, 2008

- Hodgson Prize by the Royal Aeronautical Society for best paper appearing in the Royal Aeronautical 

Journal, 2003

- Hodgson Prize by the Royal Aeronautical Society for a paper appearing in the Royal Aeronautical Journal, 1998

As member of the core EXODUS group:

European IST prize by the European Council of Applied Sciences, Technology and Engineering (Euro-CASE) for the development of the EXODUS suite of software, 2003

Queen's Anniversary Prize, 2002

RINA/LR (Royal Institution of Naval Architects/Lloyds Register) Safer Ships Award, 2001

CITIS (Communications & IT in Shipping) Award for Innovation in IT for Ship Operation for the maritimEXODUS software, 2002

British Computer Society Award for IT, 2001

Mr Lazaros Filippidis is the author/co-author of many academic publications concerning human evacuation behaviour and related topics. His research interests include:

- Evacuation and circulation behaviour

- Evacuation and circulation modelling

- Collection of human performance data from large scale evacuation trials

- Agent-signage interaction

, , , , , and () . Safety Science. Elsevier. pp. 178-193. ISSN 0925-7535 ISSN 0925-7535

, , , and () . Fire Safety Journal. Elsevier. pp. 908-917. ISSN 0379-7112 ISSN 0379-7112

, , , and () . Fire and Materials. Wiley. pp. 493-513. ISSN 0308-0501 ISSN 0308-0501

, , and () . Fire Safety Science. International Association for Fire Safety Science. pp. 1115-1128. ISSN 1817-4299 ISSN 1817-4299

, , and () . Journal of Ship Research. Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). pp. 155-170. ISSN 0022-4502 ISSN 0022-4502

, , and () . Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, International Journal of Maritime Engineering. Royal Institute of Naval Architects. pp. 33-48. ISSN 1479-8751 ISSN 1479-8751

, , , and () . Fire and Materials. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.. pp. 367-382. ISSN 0308-0501 ISSN 0308-0501

, , and () . Fire Safety Journal. Elsevier. pp. 709-722.

, , and () . The Aeronautical Journal. Royal Aeronautical Society. pp. 271-277. ISSN 0001-9240 ISSN 0001-9240

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, , , and () . In: Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics. Springer USA. pp. 149-151. ISBN 9781441997241 (Print), 9781441997258 (Online)

, , and () . In: Compit'10, 9th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries. Compit'10, 9th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries. pp. 424-433. ISBN 9783892206491

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, and () . In: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire 2015. Interscience Communications Ltd, London. pp. 303-314. ISBN 978-0-9933933-0-3

, , and () . In: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 2015. Interscience Communications Ltd, London. pp. 351-360. ISBN 978-0-9933933-0-3

, , , and () . In: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 2015. Interscience Communications Ltd, London. pp. 221-232. ISBN 978-0-9933933-0-3

, , , and () . In: Proceedings of the 13th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference, Interflam 2013 24-26th June. FSEG. ISBN 978 0 9556548-9-3

, , and () . In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK. pp. 25-40. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

, , and () . In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK. pp. 92-96. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

, , and () . In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK. pp. 91. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

, , and () . In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK. pp. 13-23. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

, , , , , and () . In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK. pp. 41-60. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

, , , , , and () . In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK. pp. 97. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

, , , , , , and () . In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK. pp. 65-82. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

, , , , , , , , and () . In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK. pp. 105. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

, , , , , , , , and () . In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK. pp. 106-110. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

, , , , , and () . In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK. pp. 98-103. ISBN 9781909024083

, , and () . In: 5th International Symposium. Human Behaviour in Fire 2012. Symposium Proceedings. Interscience Communications Ltd., Greenwich, London, UK. pp. 460-471. ISBN 9780955654886

, , , and () . In: 5th International Symposium. Human Behaviour in Fire 2012. Symposium Proceedings. Interscience Communications Ltd, Greenwich, London, UK. pp. 62-73. ISBN 978-0-9556548-8-6

, , , and () . In: Interflam 2010: 12th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference. Interscience Communications, Greenwich, London, UK. pp. 879-892. ISBN 9780954121655

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, , , , and () . Fire Safety Engineering Group, School of Computing, Mathematics and Statistics, Greenwich, London.

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