Anna Grana


Department of Engineering,

University of Palermo




Anna Granà is Full Professor in Road, Railways, Airports at University of Palermo, Italy. She earned her PhD in Road Infrastructure Engineering at University of Palermo in 2002. Research activity is shown by more than 80 articles on journals or proceedings of national and international conferences. Her areas of research and expertise include functional design of road geometry, with particular reference to unsignalized intersections, modern and alternative roundabouts, safety and reliability of transport infrastructures (roads and intersections), crash analysis and modeling, capacity modeling and transport simulation, calculations of passenger car equivalents for single-lane, double-lane and turbo roundabouts. She has been member of the Research Units at University of Palermo for various National Relevant Research Programs. Her professional experience includes the scientific cooperation contract with University of Palermo on “Collection and analysis of international experiences in the field of Road Safety Audit”. Since 2012 is Editor-in-chief for the Journal of Sustainable Development and the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Statistics and Probability of the Canadian Center of Science and Education. She is also member of editorial teams in journals on transportation topics. Since 2003 she is member of SIIV (Italian Society of Road Railway and Airport Infrastructures), and she wrote the SIIV newsletter on Le Strade (in Italian) from 2007 to 2014. Anna Granà has participated in several congresses; 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.
She was chairman at the 16th Scientific and Technical Conference Transport Systems Theory & Practice (Tstp2019), Katowice, 16-18/09/2019. Session: Transport Safety.

Area of Interests

  • Transportation engineering,
  • Road geometric design,
  • Road safety and crash modelling,
  • Capacity modelling and sustainability of transport infrastructures,
  • Traffic micro-simulation modeling.