Postdoctoral Associate – Behavioral Modeling
Part of the FM research agenda involves the development of SimMobility framework that Integrate and link together various mobility-sensitive behavioral models with state-of-the-art simulators to predict impacts of mobility demands on transportation networks, services and vehicular emissions. This particular postdoc position focuses on the development of improved capabilities of the different advanced forms of mobility options such as mobility on-demand and Uber like services etc., within medium term time-frame of SimMobility. Furthermore, the center encourages exploration of new ideas to advance understanding of the individual’s behavior in deciding the use of complex public transportation system of the region which comprises of metros (trains), LRT, BRT, buses, feeder buses and other forms of public transport.
• Analyze and handle big data sets generated from advance technologies such as smart phones, smart cards in the context of different mobility options.
• Participate in the modelling design process and in the implementation of the designed framework within the SimMobility simulation platform.
• Explore new methods, procedure and algorithms to postulate model specifications and estimation of advance models.
• Monitor the progress of the project, supervision of PhD Student, regularly meet with PIs and disseminate new findings in journals/conferences.
• PhD in transportation modelling, econometrics, or a related field.
• Knowledge of urban economics, discrete choice models, econometrics and/or integrated modeling is also expected.
• Knowledge/past experience in public transportation research and modelling is a preferential requirement.
• Possess experience with programming in scientific languages (e.g. Python, R, Matlab, Julia)
• Good communications skills.
The position will be based at the SMART FM Offices on the new campus of the National University of Singapore (NUS), with the possibility of traveling to MIT (up to a few months) as part of the international collaboration. The postdoctoral associate will work with an integrated team of faculty, researchers and students from MIT and Singaporean University partners, including: Prof. Moshe Ben-Akiva, MIT; Prof. Christopher Zegras, MIT.
Interested applicants will have to submit their full CV/resume, cover letter and list of three references (to include reference names and contact information) via the stated website. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.