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Tenure-track transportation engineering position at the University of New Mexico

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico is soliciting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Transportation Engineering to begin August 2018. The appointment will be filled at the probationary level and will lead to a tenure decision. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, emerging challenges in smart cities, including autonomous and connected vehicles. More detailed information can be found here.

PhD position in automated public transport system, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The Department of Transport Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, is inviting applications for a full-time PhD position in the field of automated public transport systems. The focus of the position is the development of simulation methodologies for analyzing the performance of autonomous bus systems in urban areas, as well as quantitative methods for optimizing such systems in terms of vehicle types, network design, operational strategies, etc. We are looking for candidates with a background in optimization, control theory, computer science or similar with a strong interest in urban transport applications, or a background in transport science such as modelling and simulation, with strong skills in optimization, control theory or computer science. Object-oriented programming skills in C++ or similar are highly desired. The successful candidate will be involved in the project iQMobility in collaboration with Scania, INIT and Örebro University. The position is intended for graduate studies and research leading to a licentiate degree. The salary covers research on 100% during two years’ time, with a possible extension of up to 20% departmental duties.

Full details of the position and the link to the application system are available at https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/lediga-jobb/what:job/jobID:166106/where:4/

For further information, please contact Assistant Professor Erik Jenelius: jenelius@kth.se, +4687908032.

Assistant Professor Data Science in Transport Engineering – University of Twente (NL)

The Department of Civil Engineering, of the Faculty of Engineering Technology at the University of Twente invites candidates to apply for an assistant professorship position in the area of Data Science in Transport Engineering. We look for an independent researcher who is able to identify the academic questions in practical applications related to Data Science in Transport Engineering and to translate academic research results into engineering practice. He/she is expected work on transport research projects with multiple-source (big) data, to publish research results in high quality international refereed journals, and to attract external funding (national science foundation, EU, government and industry) for junior researchers (PhD and PDeng positions), of whom he/she will become the daily supervisor.

Start: asap after November 1st 2017

See https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancies/!/vacature/1084735 for more information

 

New edited book

Please find a call for a new edited book on “Preparing for the New Era of Transport Policies – Learning form Experiencehere. The editors are Yoram Shiftan (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology) and Maria Kamargianni (MaaSLab, Energy Institute, University College London).

Deadline extended till Aug 15!

PhD studentship Urban Systems Laboratory at Imperial College London

Urban Systems Laboratory at Imperial College London (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/urban-systems-lab) invites applications for a PhD studentship working in the area of the assessment of the productivity and well-being impacts of digital technologies on workers in mobile settings. The research will involve collaboration between the Urban Systems Laboratory at Imperial College London, Cisco Systems UK innovation team (Cisco CREATE) and Transport for Greater Manchester on a set of case studies including the UK’s largest Internet of Things City Demonstrator project, CityVerve (http://www.cityverve.org.uk/). Further details regarding the application process and eligibility criteria can be found at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXO460/phd-studentship-an-interdisciplinary-framework-for-disaggregate-assessment-of-productivity-and-well-being-impacts-of-digital-technologies-on-workers-in-mobile-settings-itinerant/  

 

Call for papers

The journal “Research in Transportation Business & Management) has issued a call for papers for a special issue on “New developments in the global transport of Agricultural Products, Energy and Natural Resources” (guest Edited By: Christopher Clott and Albert Veenstra). More info can be found here:

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/research-in-transportation-business-and-management/call-for-papers/new-developments-global-transport-agricultural-products

Workshop: Smart Cities – Governing Accessibility, Air Pollution and Equity

The call for papers for a special joint Cluster 2/6 workshop Smart Cities – Governing Accessibility, Air Pollution and Equity at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, August 24-25, 2017 can be found here.

This workshop aims to discuss the complex relationships between transport, urbanization, inequalities in accessibility and air pollution, and the governance and policy implications of the development of smart and equitable cities and transport policies. The workshop focuses on major cities and metropolitan areas in Europe, North America and Brasil.

 Please note that is a small sized workshop (20 persons) for which University of São Paulo will apply for co-funding from the São Paulo Research Foundation FAPESP. For this application, the full workshop programme, including abstracts and CVs of presenters, is needed. We will be able to fund airline tickets, meals and accommodation for three nights, for one author per paper, if FAPESP provides funding. In the unlikely case that FAPESP funding is unavailable, conference dinner and accommodation for two nights will be offered to 20 participants, for only one author per paper. In addition to invited speakers a limited number of abstracts will be accepted.

 If you are interested to participate in this workshop, please send an abstract of your presentation (about 500 words) including author names and affiliations and keywords, and your CV (2-4 pages) in PDF format to k.t.geurs@utwente.nl and j.p.pritchard@utwente.nl before January 31, 2017.