Wednesday, February 14, 2018

[DMANET] PhD position, Linköping University, Sweden

The research group for algorithms in air traffic management at Linköping University is expanding its research and searches for new staff members.

The group is part of the Division for Communication and Transport Systems, with over 70 staff members studying communication networks in the broadest sense. Many projects aim at developing models and methods for traffic systems, which can be used as decision support tools by infrastructure managers, operators, vehicle drivers and others.

Current air traffic management projects include, for example, scheduling of air traffic controller shifts for remote tower centers, design of the airspace around airports, optimization of airport location, drone traffic, and security of communication networks.

Our research is carried out together with stakeholders and funders from industry and society:
The Swedish Air Service Navigation Provider LFV, the National Transport Agency Trafikverket etc.

We are now looking for people who want to join our group, and work with one or more of the following topics:
Capacity modelling for air traffic controllers, aiming at quantification of workload.
Scheduling of air traffic controller shifts in remote towers, which need to incorporate various operational constraints and should not exceed safe workload levels.

We wish you have a strong background in mathematics, modelling, statistical analysis, optimization and/or programming. You have studied either applied mathematics, computer science, operations research, software engineering or similar. If you also have experience from air traffic management, it is beneficial but not necessary. You should in any case have a keen interest for analytical work, algorithmic development, be fluent in some computer language(s) and English.

We are searching for a person with a master's degree or equivalent for a PhD-position. We hope to fill the position by summer 2018.

For an overview of our projects, see <>
Postdoctoral Researcher Tatiana Polishchuk,, + 46 11 36 3324
Assistant Professor Christiane Schmidt,, +46 11 36 3212

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