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PhD scholarship in Dynamic Traffic Assignment with Integrated Behavioural Modelling

DTU Management at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in the Network modelling group of the Division of Transport.

If you are interested in urban transportation systems, have a background in transportation, logistics, mathematical modelling, behavioral modelling or operations research and wish to establish a scientific career within this field, this PhD position is the right one for you. In the project you will push the frontier by developing Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) models that embed realistic and consistent behavioural modelling incorporating considerations of travel time reliability. 

Urban transportation networks are plagued by traffic congestion and contribute to a significant share of societal energy consumption and emissions. Addressing this critical challenge through sustainable solutions for future urban mobility requires the development of robust, realistic, and accurate models of the transportation network. DTA models area a promising approach for this, by combining behavioural models of route and departure time choice (demand) with models that capture the temporal dynamics of congestion (supply). However, the critical issue of variability in the transportation system (due to weather, incidents, special events, etc.) has not yet been addressed, and this will be the purpose of your project. Moreover, you will advance the state-of-the-art by developing DTA models with behaviourally realistic route choice models incorporating travel time reliability, while considering the dynamic and stochastic nature of network travel times. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to develop and implement models and solution algorithms for DTA that extend the start-of-the-art to incorporate behaviourally realistic models of route choice (including user perceptions of travel time reliability) and consider the day-to-day variability in travel times. Utilising unique large-scale data sources, you will also apply and calibrate these to a real-world network.

You will work with an inter-disciplinary team of experts within the topic and be part of the Network Modelling group within the Division of Transport at DTU Management. The division also consists of research groups within transport demand, machine learning for smart mobility, transport economics and transport psychology. As part of your responsibilities, you will disseminate your research through journal publications and international conferences and participate in teaching activities.

This project is a partnership with the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), and you are expected to do an extended research visit to Professor Shlomo Bekhor at Technion.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. The degree should be within Transportation Modelling, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Data Science, Behavioural Studies, or related.

Furthermore:

  • Knowledge in statistics and probabilities is required
  • Transportation modelling disciplines in your educational background are preferable
  • Programming capabilities are preferable, e.g. in Python

The following soft skills are also important:  

  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Willingness to engage in group-work with a multi-national team

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU’s rules for the PhD education

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by shortly after the application deadline.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Otto Anker Nielsen, oani@dtu.dk, Associate Professor Thomas Kjær Rasmussen, tkra@dtu.dk, or Assistant Professor Ravi Seshadri, ravse@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Management at www.man.dtu.dk.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 September 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Management
DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching with a focus on sustainability, transport, innovation and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology – including the interaction between technology and sustainability, business growth, infrastructure and prosperity. Therefore, we explore and create value in the areas of management science, innovation and design thinking, business analytics, systems and risk analyses, human behaviour, regulation and policy analysis. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc and PhD level. The Department has a staff of app. 350. Read more here.   

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-09-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Management

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022

PhD scholarship in Broadband MRI Radiofrequency Coil Development

The Electromagnetic Systems group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) seeks a qualified candidate for a Ph.D. position in broadband MRI radiofrequency coil development. The project will be conducted in collaboration between DTU and the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

A standard clinical MRI scanner consists of a strong electromagnet where radiofrequency transceiver with coils is used to image water molecules. Different biological tissues have different water content, therefore MRI is particularly suitable for medical diagnostics, though other applications also exist. MRI is a versatile technique and can image nuclei and molecules other than water, which opens up completely new possibilities. For example, by imaging carbon nuclei it is possible to follow metabolic processes, which can tell so much more about the function of the human body. Imaging other nuclei, however, requires additional new radio frequency coils.

The objective of the Ph.D. project is to demonstrate MR imaging of nuclei other than hydrogen by building MRI coils, which can cover frequencies of multiple nuclei.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The main outcome of the project will be a broadband/multinuclear coil array technology ready to be implemented in clinical environment. It is a cross-disciplinary project and collaboration with the Department of Health Technology at DTU as well as other national and international institutions, such as University of Queensland, Aarhus University Hospital, GE Healthcare, DRCMR and others is an essential part.

The tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Evaluating different multinuclear coil configurations and identifying most promising;
  • Develop efficient coil decoupling strategies minimizing noise correlation between array elements;
  • Design and implement multinuclear radiofrequency coil for MRI;
  • Imaging experiments:
  • Coordinate efforts on mechanical and electrical safety tests end approval for clinical use;
  • Disseminate the project results to the public and exchange of knowledge with society.

The applicant will take part in research-based teaching.

Contributing to the development of a good work atmosphere and a thriving environment is essential.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in engineering, preferably in electrical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

It is an advantage to have experience in

  • High frequency circuit design, fabrication and testing;
  • Use of VNAs, spectrum analysers, noise figure meters and other measurement equipment in circuit testing;
  • High frequency circuit design software;
  • MR technology.

The position also requires, that:

  • You are driven by pushing boundaries;
  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments;
  • You thrive on collaboration and teamwork.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU’s rules for the PhD education.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by 30 September 2022.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is as soon as possible and according to mutual agreement.

You can read more about the level of wages here: Salary

The primary workplace is at DTU Lyngby Campus and a longer stay of about 6 month is anticipated at University of Queensland, Australia.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Vitaliy Zhurbenko, vz@elektro.dtu.dk. Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

You can read more about the Electromagnetic Systems Division and DTU Health Tech at www.ems.elektro.dtu.dk and www.healthtech.dtu.dk.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 September 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see Excel spreadsheet here)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-09-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Space

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022