Reference number: ABCE20/HH
Start date of studentship: 1 October 2020
Closing date of advert: 31 May 2020
Interview date: tbc
Primary supervisor: Dr Haitao He
Secondary supervisor: tbc
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Full Project Detail:
Digitisation is transforming urban mobility. Digitisation of vehicles (e.g. autonomous cars), infrastructure (e.g. smart motorways), and services (e.g. integrated mobility platforms) can empower multimodal urban mobility and create an integrated transport system with seamless intermodal connections.
The ‘Transport and Planning’ research group invites applications for a fully funded PhD position in the broad area of city-scale big data in urban mobility. Under the supervision of Dr Haitao He, Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Urban Mobility and Intelligent Transport, the PhD student will have the unique opportunity to develop big data analysis expertise and explore its application in transport system planning, design, management, operation and/or control, addressing issues including efficiency, resilience and sustainability challenges in urban mobility. The student’s interests and background will steer the research direction.
We are seeking a talented student who is enthusiastic in developing innovative urban mobility solutions in this evolving field. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the topic, the candidate could have a background in any relevant STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject. The candidate should have strong analytical skills and ideally have experience in programming and working with large data sets. The successful candidate will have the chance to conduct innovative research with leading researchers both within the UK and internationally.
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. A relevant master’s degree and/or employment experience will be an advantage.
The three-year studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £15,285 a year (2020/21 rates – stipend will rise in line with the level set by the Research Council) for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. The funding is only available for UK/EU/EEA nationals.
For information about the project, please contact:
Name: Dr Haitao He Email address: email@example.com
For information about the application process, please contact:
Name: Mr Berkeley Young Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply: (original listing here)
Applications should be made online at www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/ and must include an outline research proposal. Under programme name, please select Civil and Building Engineering. Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Haitao He before submitting an online application.
Please quote reference number: ABCE20/HH
– the certificate and transcript of records of your recognised Master degree, listing all subjects and grades (if you have not yet completed your Master degree, please provide only the transcript and substitute the certificate with a
letter from the programme coordinator testifying the date and likelihood of the successful completion of the course);
– the certificate and transcript of records of your recognised Bachelor degree, listing all subjects and grades;
– certificates for the completion of additional studies, listing all subjects and grades, if applicable;
– scanned copies of certificates of previous professional/vocational experience, if applicable.
These items of your application package must be submitted in the order listed above, with your CV as the first item, followed by your project proposal etc. All items of the application must be assembled in one pdf document (use e.g. a pdf creator or your word processing programme) of max. 50 MB. Incomplete applications and submissions consisting of multiple files cannot be accepted!
2.) Completion of the online application form and upload of your application package
To complete the online application form and upload your application package (single pdf file), you need to first register with your name and email address on the following website (online survey tool of the University of Kassel, Germany):
Once you have registered, a personalized link will be sent to you by email, with which you can then access the online application form. Completing the online application and uploading your application package is possible until the application deadline: 7 May 2020 (12:00 pm, GMT+1).
3.) Two letters of recommendation
In addition to your application, two recent letters of recommendation from professors, course instructors or other persons qualified to assess your academic achievements must be provided. Referees must sign the letter and send it as a scanned copy from the referee’s email account to:
As in the letters themselves, the email reference line should mention your full name and “letter of recommendation”. The letters of recommendation must also arrive at the GPN by no later than 7 May 2020.
Successful applications will need to provide officially authenticated photocopies of all the submitted documents and translations.
For further information or questions, please contact the GPN Graduate School staff:
The GPN homepage: https://www.uni-kassel.de/forschung/global-partnership-network/home/