Doctoral Scholarships – Route Choice, Parking Space Management, Accident Modelling, Traffic Management, Vehicular Communications, Ridesharing

 Technische Universität Braunschweig  Braunschweig, Hannover, Clausthal-Zellerfeld
The Research Training Group "SocialCars – Cooperative (de-)centralized traffic management" and the DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) jointly award

Two Scholarships for Doctoral Studies in the Domains of Route Choice, Parking Space Management, Accident Modelling, Traffic Management, Vehicular Communications or Ridesharing.

Starting at the earliest on 1 October 2020 and at the latest on 1 December 2020, funding will be provided for up to four years through the DAAD GSSP.

Doctoral programme and projects
The goal of the research conducted in the Research Training Group SociaCars is to improve the safety, sustainability and efficiency of future urban traffic by cooperative traffic management strategies. A key research question is how individuals can make optimal use of the transport infrastructure so that safety is increased and congestion and pollution are reduced.

The dissertation projects offered encompass all of our research areas: ‍
  • Project 1: Influencing Factors for Route Choice in Urban Environments
  • Project 2: Parking of Autonomous Vehicles in Cities
  • Project 3: Modelling and Simulation of Accidents in Mixed Traffic Situations
  • Project 4: Optimal Design of the New Mobility Offer
  • Project 5: Data Aggregation in Vehicular Clouds
  • Project 6: Park and Shared Ride

Activities and responsibilities

  • Carry out research with an emphasis on your doctoral project
  • Publish scientific papers
  • Present your work at (international) conferences

Qualification profile

  • International (i.e. non-German) applicants only
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Business Informatics, Geoinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Traffic Engineering, Psychology or a related discipline
  • See our website for further project-specific requirements
  • Ability for analytical thinking
  • Aptitude for interdisciplinary and independent work
  • Initial ideas regarding the doctoral project
  • A very good command of English
  • Willingness to learn German

We offer

Interdisciplinary research and mentoring
We offer two positions in an interdisciplinary team with ample opportunities for collaboration and will provide systematic supervision and mentoring throughout your doctoral work.

Scholarship benefits
Successful applicants will be offered a full doctoral scholarship, funded by the DAAD GSSP. The scholarship includes a monthly allowance of € 1,200, a travel allowance, an annual study and research allowance, health insurance and, under certain circumstances, a rent or family allowance. In addition, the scholarship includes a preparatory German-language course prior to the beginning of the doctoral studies.

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Closing date for applications
5 November 2019

More information
Please visit our website to learn more about the programme and how to apply:

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About Technische Universität Braunschweig

Bei der Forschung des Graduiertenkollegs SocialCars geht es um die maßgebliche Verbesserung der Stadtverträglichkeit des zukünftigen Straßenverkehrs durch kooperative Ansätze. „Wie können die einzelnen Akteure im Straßenverkehr die Verkehrsinfrastruktur optimal nutzen, sodass sich die Sicherheit erhöht und Staus und Umweltbelastungen...
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