Matina Chau is a Ph. D Candidate and Research Associate at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). After having graduated from Durham University with a joint-honours degree in Mathematics and Psychology, she went on to pursue a M.Sc. at the University of Sussex in Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Throughout the course of her studies, she had developed a focus of research experience and interest on machine learning, data analysis and smart-city development. At NTUA she is currently pursuing her doctoral thesis on the development of dynamic optimization approaches for multi-modal transport systems using Big Data and deep learning methods under the supervision of Assistant Professor Dr Konstantinos Gkiotsalitis. Her research is supported by the scholarship she receives as a research associate for the “CONDUCTOR EU H2020 Project: Fleet and Traffic Management Systems for conducting Future Cooperative Mobility” project.