Cristina Pronello is a Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino, at Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, where she coordinates the TRIS (Transport Research for Innovation and Sustainability) research group and she is an expert of SmartData@PoliTO – Big Data and Data Science Laboratory. Until November 2019, she was a Full Professor at Sorbonne Universités – UTC, where she was Chairholder of “Intelligent Transport Systems and Territorial Dynamics” and she is still affiliated to the AVENUES laboratory.
She was a member of the Board of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA from 2018 to 2021 and she was President of the Regional Transport Authority of Piedmont Region in Italy (2016-2018). She is the winner of the 2020 award from TRA VISIONS 2020 (https://www.travisions.eu/TRAVisions/) for the cross-modal section of the competition was given to transport innovators, who have carried out highly impactful research funded by the EU.
She is the coordinator of the H2020 project WE-TRANSFORM. In December 2020 she founded the innovative start-up Mobyforall. She was before (2010-2012) full professor at Université Lumière Lyon2, LET (Laboratoire d’Economie des Transports). She has been a national expert in the Transport Programme Committee at the European Commission; she was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of JPI Urban Europe (2012-2018); Chair of the COST “Transport and Urban Development” Domain Committee (2006-2014); member of ECTRI (European Conference of Transport Research Institutes) since 2003 where she served in the board from 2005 to 2013. She was a member (till 2018) of the US TRB Committees on International Activities and she is a member of Research, Innovation, and Implementation Management and Womens’ Issues in Transportation Committees. She is a member of the EU Evaluator/Review The expert database within the Horizon 2020, 7th FP, ERANET, ESF, Agence Nationale de la Recherche de France (ANR), MIUR (Ministry for University and Research), and of HCERES (Haut Conseil à l’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur), and Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC).