On 5 April 2016 the JRC presented the interactive and collaborative online European Energy Efficiency Platform. This beta platform is conceived to fill the gap opened by scattered data and fragmented knowledge resulting from a rapidly growing energy efficiency market. It is expected to be both a one-stop shop for information retrieval and a meeting point for experts to exchange data and reduce redundant activities.
Biagio Ciuffo received the M.Sc. (first-class honours) degree in engineering for environment and land use from the University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy, in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering from the Department of Transportation Engineering of the same University in 2008. Then he held a three-year Post-Doctoral position at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy, working at the sustainability assessment of traffic and transport related measures and policies. He is now an Official of the European Commission working for the Institute for Energy and Transport of the JRC.
Dr. Ciuffo has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings in transportation engineering and acts as reviewer for several international journals and conferences. He has taken part to the MULTITUDE project (Methods and tool for supporting the use, calibration and validation of traffic simulations models) as leader of one of the Working Groups.
His main research interests concern the management of modelling uncertainties, traffic simulation and control, emissions from transport, sustainable development and sustainability appraisal.
For his research activities on the calibration of traffic simulation models he was awarded with the 2012 Greenshields Prize from the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academy of Science and with the 2013 Prize of the SimSub Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academy of Science.