Prof. Tatiana Kovacikova, PhD. has been ERA Chair Holder for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) at the University of Zilina, Slovakia, since October 1, 2017.
In 2016, she was nominated as National delegate for H2020 PC on Smart, Green and Integrated Transport. She has been active in ICT&ITS standardisation for more than 15 years. Currently she represents Slovakia in CEN TC 278 on ITS. She is a member of ECTRI Task Group on Traffic Management.
From June 2013 till October 2015, she hold the position of the Head of Science Operations at the COST Association in Brussels.
From 2009 to 2013 she was the Head of the Department of InfoCom Networks at the University of Zilina, Slovakia. Her research interests include Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), in particular network architectures, services and applications. She has been involved in a number national and international research projects including COPERNICUS, INCO-COPERNICUS, EURESCOM and EC funded FP projects.
From 2002 to 2013, she was involved in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as a leader or member of Specialist Task Forces for CLOUD, TISPAN (Telecommunications and Internet converged Services and Protocols for Advanced Networking) and ITS Technical Committees. In 2003, she got the SIEMENS AWARD for leading the research group in the field of IP telephony.
In 2013, she was promoted a Full Professor in Applied Informatics.
She received her PhD in telecommunication systems from the University of Transport and Telecommunications in Zilina, former Czechoslovakia, in 1996. She received her diploma in telecommunication engineering from the same university.