Tuesday, June 13, 2017

[DMANET] UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship in Smart Mobility Methodologies for Optimizing Transport Networks

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme (package of A$50,000 per annum)

Topic - Smart Mobility Methodologies for Optimizing Transport Networks

With increases in communication technology and wider availability of diverse real-time data, the behaviour of travellers is fundamentally shifting as individuals are more open to shared mobility, journey adaptation, and trip-based pricing. Further, the tools available to regional planners are growing exponentially in terms of predictive capability as well as complexity.

The successful applicant will develop optimization-based mathematical theory and models for improving transport system congestion and reliability, as well as practical and efficient solution methods and tools. They will deliver research advances on system-wide transport descriptors, such as dynamic transport network equilibria and the mechanisms governing traveller behaviour, and develop methods to improve the operation of the transport network.

Supervisory team
* Prof Travis Waller - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
* Dr Lauren Gardner - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
* Prof Gary Froyland - School of Mathematics and Statistics

After consulting the eligibility requirements (see below), an expression of interest may be lodged at http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/smart-mobility-methodologies-optimizing-transport-networks

**Closes 21 July 2017**

Further details

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme aims to attract the best and brightest people into strategic research areas and provide them with an enhanced culture of research excellence, mentoring, career development, leadership and community. The Scheme provides 4 years of funding for the candidate to complete a PhD at UNSW. The awards will be made across all Faculties in areas of identified research strengths and the scheme will ensure that candidates reflect the disciplinary, gender and cultural diversity of UNSW. In contrast to our other prestigious UNSW scholarship schemes, the UNSW Scientia scheme is targeted and applicants must apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team.

Distinctiveness - The key distinctive features of the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme include:

1. Prestigious Scholarship Package - UNSW Scientia PhD scholars are awarded a scholarship package of $50,000 per annum, comprising a tax-free living allowance of $40,000 per annum for 4 years, and a support package of up to $10,000 per annum to provide financial support for career development activities
2. Outstanding supervision combined with exceptional research environments - all successful candidates will be supervised by teams of UNSW's best researchers aligned with UNSW research strengths, who will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated capacity in excellence in research and high quality supervision, plus their commitment to developing and mentoring PhD scholars
3. Engagement - all successful candidates will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the learning and teaching excellence, social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the 2025 strategy
4. Career and Development - all successful candidates will be provided with career coaching and development throughout the 4 years of candidature, and encouraged to engage with knowledge exchange activities.

1. The scheme is open to domestic and international candidates
2. To be able to apply to the scheme, potential applicants must be nominated by a team of approved UNSW supervisors
3. Due to the structured program, only new PhD candidates qualifying for direct entry to the PhD will be eligible for entry into the scheme
4. The minimum requirement for admission to the Scheme is:
5. an appropriate four year degree of Bachelor with at least upper second class Honours, or
6. a completed Masters by Research including a substantial research component, or
7. qualifications at a level considered equivalent to either of the above
8. All nominees must be eligible for admission to the PhD program as described in the Admission to Higher Degree Research Programs Procedure
9. Successful candidates should be able to meet all of the selection criteria (listed below) at the highest level
10. All successful applicants must be located on a UNSW campus for a minimum of 2 years and this must include the first year of the program.

Professor Gary Froyland
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052, Australia

I: www.maths.unsw.edu.au/~froyland
E: g.froyland@unsw.edu.au<mailto:g.froyland@unsw.edu.au>
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