Postdoc position on “Enhanced traffic flow optimization using on-car sensors”
Chalmers University of Technology
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The Department of Signals and Systems within the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Gothenburg, consist of several divisions such as Automatic Control, Automation and Mechatronics, Communication Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Information Theory, and Signal Processing and Antennas. Among many activities, we perform high quality vehicle-oriented research. This research knowledge is complemented by a new initiative from Chalmers, through the Transport Area of Advance aiming at promoting cross-fertilized transportation related research and by the research hub SAFER focusing on safe and efficient transportation solutions.
We invite candidates to apply for one post-doctoral position in the research field of decentralized sensing and control algorithms for large-scale transportation networks. We aim to approach key challenges in the field of enhanced flow optimization with on-site and on-car data fusion. The main objective is to develop and apply valuable cooperative sensing and communication methodologies to derive distributed urban traffic control solutions. The topics include the duality of theoretical and application-oriented research (urban traffic).
The postdoc will be located at the Automatic Control group, while the research activity will be shared between the Automatic Control Group and the Communication Systems Groups. In both of these groups, enthusiastic teams of PhD students, post-docs and senior researchers work on solving different research aspects of traffic modeling, control, and sensing, vehicle control, hybrid vehicle design. Co-supervision of undergraduate (B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD) students, participation in national/international projects and conferences will be part of the candidate’s duties. The working time of post-doctoral staff is mainly devoted to research and might include undergraduate teaching duties, not exceeding 20% of the total working time.
The position is jointly funded by SAFER, Transport Chalmers Area of Advance, and the Department of Signals and Systems. The appointment is a full-time employment (not a scholarship), with an attractive salary and full social benefits, for a period not exceeding 17 months.
A PhD (or close to completion) in control, communication theory, transportation science or a relevant field to the description is required. Background in at least one of the following research areas will be preferred: modeling of transportation network, decentralized or distributed control, cooperative sensing and communication, constrained and optimal control. Ability to initiate new research collaborations, work in a team and be open for the application of results is important. Good communication skills, good command of English is essential. We especially encourage female candidate to apply.
How to apply
For further information contact prof. Balazs Kulcsar (firstname.lastname@example.org), or prof. Henk Wymeersch (email@example.com). Applications will be continuously evaluated up to the application deadline, August 31, 2014.
Online application at: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/Pages/default.aspx