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PhD position in transportation & urban sciences at UNC Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a highly motivated doctoral student to conduct research on a funded project on “Economic Impacts of Transit Investments, Social Challenges, and Strategies for Sustaining High Ridership” to be funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The project is co-lead by Distinguished Professor Jean-Claude Thill at UNC Charlotte and Professor Eleni Bardaka, North Carolina State University. Project is scheduled to start August 15, 2019.

The student will be enrolled in one of UNC Charlotte’s doctoral programs in Geography, Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and Public Policy, under the supervision of Dr. Thill. Further information on these programs can be found at the following URLs: https://geoearth.uncc.edu/graduate-programs/phd-geography, https://ines.uncc.edu/, https://publicpolicy.uncc.edu/. Applicants must hold a masters degree to be admitted to these programs. Applicants must have a background in transportation analysis, urban science, and data analytics. They must demonstrate excellence in written and oral communication, and working knowledge of GIS, spatial statistics, database management, and programming.

Further inquiries can be directed by email to Dr. Thill @ Jean-Caude.Thill@uncc.edu. Expressions of interest can be sent by email to Dr. Thill in the form of a single PDF consisting of a statement of purpose (why do you want to work on this project, your research interests, and long-term career goals), a resume, unofficial copy of transcripts and GRE scores, as well as a 3-minute video articulating the applicant’s interest in pursue a doctorate involving research toward a dissertation on a topic aligned with the core theme of the project. Please submit your materials at your earliest convenience; submissions received by March 21 will be given full consideration.

Phd student Road Safety for Cyclists in Dutch Cities

The University of Twente, the Netherlands, is recruiting a PhD student for a fully funded 4 year PhD project “Road Safety for Cyclists in Dutch Cities”, in collaboration with the Dutch Road Safety Institute SWOV. The aim of this PhD project is to examine cyclist’s road safety in Dutch cities and possible improvements of road safety for cyclists in urban and transport planning. See here for more information:
https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancy/!/739593/phd-candidate-road-safety-for-cyclists-in-dutch-cities

Call for Abstracts – Special sessions at WCTR SIG G3 Urban Transport Planning and Policy

Various special Sessions related to “urban transport planning and policy” will be organised at the AIIT 2nd International Congress “TIS ROMA 2019: Transport Infrastructure and Systems in a Changing World” in collaboration with the Italian Association for Traffic and Transport Engineering (AIIT), at the Automobile Club d’Italia Headquarters in Rome 23-24 September 2019. The call for abstracts (due by 12th February 2019) can be found here.

 

Special Session SS10: Predicting spatial impacts of automated vehicles

Marcin Stepniak, Veronique van Acker and Nikolas Thomopoulos are organizing a special session at the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference which will be held in Santiago de Compostela, 5-7th June 2019. The theme of special session is “Predicting Spatial Impacts of Automated Vehicles”. Submission deadline for abstracts is 28th February 2019. More details can be found here.