2 Phd Positions In Traffic Supply And Demand Estimation And Prediction

Department/faculty: Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Level: University Graduate
Working hours: 38.0 hours weekly
Contract: 4 years
Salary: 2266 - 2897 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences


The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology and delta technology. The research covers global social issues and is closely connected to education as well as the work of a wide range of knowledge institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to realise these goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.


The Transport and Planning Department (T&P, Faculty of Civil Engineering) was awarded the maximum score for all research assessments during the last 15 years. The faculty was ranked second in the latest QS world university ranking. T&P has a strong track record in traffic flow theory, traffic simulation, dynamic traffic management and intelligent transport systems A trademark of the department is the use of empirical data, incorporating human factors and advanced modelling tools. The  group (~100 members) study the whole transportation field, creating opportunities for fruitful collaborations.

Job description

The overall aim of the MiRRORS project is to develop a new innovative multi-scale framework for traffic demand and supply estimation and prediction for large road traffic networks using both offline and real-time access to huge amounts of data. The innovation lies in three things. First, we develop hybrid approaches where we combine pattern recognition and classification approaches with state-of-the-art traffic flow models. Second, we develop integrated multi-scale solutions, in which traffic information we estimate on one scale level is used to support and strengthen estimation and prediction on other levels. Third, we develop a distributed approach that is robust and scalable for large-scale road networks


We look for two PhD positions. The first PhD will focus on new methods for freeway and network state estimation and prediction, using combinations of classic model-based data assimilation approaches and data driven methods (e.g. 3D clustering). You work with data from loops, floating car data and many other sources. The second PhD will focus on multi-scale demand estimation using a similar diversity of modelling approaches. Amongst other things, you get to use origin-destination flow data based on GSM traces.

Requirements

You hold an MSc degree in transportation, physics, mathematics, computer science, data science or another relevant topic. Experience in transportation is a bonus, interest in understanding traffic and demand dynamics is a must. You enjoy programming and working with data. You are intellectually creative, you are a team player (e.g. able to collaboratively do research and write papers and support other researchers) but you’re also able to work independently. Naturally, you have an interesting CV, are curious, eager to learn new things, prepared to travel, and you have a sense of humor!


You will work in one of the top academic groups in the world related to transportation science in a multidisciplinary high-profile project. Doing a PhD in Delft is challenging but highly rewarding. You get the opportunity to develop your own ideas, to present these at conferences and publish. You are surrounded and supervised by the best researchers in the field. In the Transport and Planning group, there is a strong community for PhD students. For research, PhD students get a lot of freedom and responsibility and if you do well you get to travel to nice places and make many international friends. Delft itself is a great place with many bars and restaurants and close to many other wonderful locations like Rotterdam, Utrecht and Amsterdam. And the rest of the world is pretty close as well.

Conditions of employment

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.


As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit http://www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.     

Information and application

To apply, please send your motivation letter (approx 1 page), CV and publication list. Make sure to include in your motivational letter (and/or CV) examples of projects in which you succesfully demonstrate your skills relevant to this project. Also mention when you could start. We are somewhat flexible here; but latest starting data would be early 2019.


Please e-mail all your application information in one single PDF entitled Lastname_ CITG18-38.pdf by 30 September 2018 to Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl.


For more information about this position, please contact prof. J.W.C. van Lint, e-mail: j.w.c.vanlint@tudelft.nl.


 


 


To apply, please send your motivation letter (approx 1 page), CV and publication list. Make sure to include in your motivational letter (and/or CV) examples of projects in which you succesfully demonstrate your skills relevant to this project. Also mention when you could start. We are somewhat flexible here; but latest starting data would be early 2019.


Please e-mail all your application information in one single PDF entitled Lastname_ CITG18-38.pdf by 30 September 2018 to Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl.


For more information about this position, please contact prof. J.W.C. van Lint, e-mail: j.w.c.vanlint@tudelft.nl.


Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

Factsheet

Department/faculty
Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Level
University Graduate
Working hours
38.0 hours weekly
Location
Delft
Contract
4 years
Salary
2266 - 2897 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Closing date
Sept. 30, 2018
Vacancy nr.
CiTG18.38


Information

For more information about the application procedure, please contact:

E Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl


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