Science Foundation Ireland

Vacancy: Postdoctoral position in traffic data modelling at ENABLE

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher in ‘Harvesting Traffic Information to Alleviate Traffic Congestion in Dublin City’, under the supervision of Prof. Bidisha Ghosh and Prof. Siobhán Clarke at Trinity College Dublin (School of Engineering).

The project is funded by ENABLE, the smart cities research programme led by CONNECT (the world leading Science Foundation Ireland research centre for future networks and communications). The project is co-funded by Dublin City Council.

The project aims to achieve a harmonized traffic information generation system which will be equipped with an efficient user-friendly interface to appropriately exploit the traffic data collected through different sources and sensors in Dublin and inform future data collection protocols and transport policy decisions.

This role will enable the candidate to carry out original research in the field of traffic data modelling especially bus travel time, traffic flow and occupancy data modelling, data fusion, and artificial intelligence. It will also allow the candidate to develop competence in different areas of Intelligent Transport Systems, publish peer-reviewed articles, write funding proposals and mentor graduate students.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in traffic modelling or a closely related field (awarded within the last 5 years).  Experience in traffic flow modelling, network modelling, data mining and machine learning algorithms are essential. Experiences with bus travel time modelling, SCATS systems, statistical time-series modelling and incident detection are desirable.

Duration: 24 months; Salary: €45,000/annum (Irish University Scale)

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, detailed CV, 2 published papers and names of 2 references to Prof. Bidisha Ghosh at  before 3 March 2020.

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.

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