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Originele vacaturetekst

PostDoc Researcher in Stochastic Modelling of Driving Risk for Autonomous Vehicles

Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water management and hydrolic engineering. The research covers global social issues and is closely connected to education as well as the work of a wide range of knowledge institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to realise these goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

For more information see: www.tudelft.nl/ceg.

TU Delft was ranked the first in the Shanghai ranking on Transportation science & Technology in 2017. The Transport and Planning Department (T&P) at the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CiTG) has been awarded the maximum score for all research assessments for the last 15 years. The faculty was ranked 4th place in the latest QS world university ranking in Civl Engineering. T&P (with about 120 members) has a strong track record in traffic flow theory, traffic safety, dynamic traffic management and intelligent transport systems of all transport modes, including railway, pedestrians and urban public transport. A trademark of the department is the use of empirical data, incorporating human factors and advanced modelling tools.

For more information see: www.tudelft.nl/ceg/tp.

Functie omschrijving

Delft University of Technology invites applications for a PostDoc researcher position in the European project “SAFE-UP: proactive SAFEty systems and tools for a constantly UPgrading road environment”.

Future transport and mobility will be disrupted by innovations in Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs), in which safety will be of the highest priority. SAFE-UP aims to proactively address the upcoming safety challenges by developing innovative technologies and testing and assessment methods. SAFE-UP is based on 3 key pillars: i) future safety-critical scenarios, ii) new safety technologies, and iii) novel safety assessment methodologies. Future safety-critical scenarios will be designed and analysed in a highly automated and mixed traffic environment in a traffic simulation platform. Based on these scenarios, new safety technologies for active and passive systems will be developed, resulting in 4 Demos. The SAFE-UP consortium consists of key players in mobility across the entire value chain: advanced OEMs, leading suppliers & industry, and academia.

The main task associated with this position is to build a stochastic model to quantify the risk of on-road driving, in particular, it involves:

  1. development of on-road driving risk metric using stochastic models and reachability analysis;

  2. validation of the risk metric with natrualistic driving data;

  3. development of computational tool for risk metric and integration of the tool into traffic simulation framework;

  4. adaptation of the risk metric for online risk assessment for motion planning purposes.

Functie eisen

The successful candidate should have a solid background in one or more of the following fields: transporation engineering, systems and control, robotics motion planning, statistics and mathematics.

Further requirements are: good communication skills; self-sufficient working attitude, but also a good ability to act in a team; and excellent English level (speaking, reading, and writing).


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Informeren en solliciteren

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Meng Wang, Assistant Professor, email: m.wang@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 (0)15 27 83401, or, Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora, Assistant Professor, email: j.alonsomora@tudelft.nl.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Dr. Wang, email: m.wang@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please e-mail your CV, list of publications, abstract of your PhD thesis (1 page), along with a letter of application in a single PDF file entitled “CiTG20.05_Lastname.pdf” to Dr. Wang via Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl. The deadline for the application is 1 April 2020 and evaluation of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Uren per week: 36-40 uur per week

Salaris: € 327,67 per maand