Tuesday, February 14, 2023

[DMANET] 1yr PostDoc position at U Edinburgh for electric public transport optimisation

Dear colleagues,

applications are invited for a 12-month Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Operations Research and Optimisation at the School of Mathematics, The University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Ember Core Ltd (https://www.ember.to).

The future of public transport is fully electric and tech-enabled. Ember is a start-up building such a future in Scotland by offering electric bus service on a small number of routes across Scotland. They are now looking to use optimisation algorithms for their vehicle and driver assignment as they scale up their network. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, Ember has already developed an initial prototype of an algorithm that assigns vehicles to routes. As a next step, we aim to expand the prototype to include driver allocations.

The post-holder will conduct research on the combined bus and driver scheduling, critically leading the development of models and algorithms for the task (with the research team). This is a complex problem that needs to account for, among other things, battery charging and driving time regulations. The successful applicant will work closely with the company, especially with their Head of Engineering, spending part of their time at Ember's office in central Edinburgh.

This position can start as soon as Apr 1, 2023 (or on a mutually agreed date). The project is funded by an EPSRC-UoE Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) with the industrial partner Ember.

For more details, please visit:

Kind regards,

Joerg Kalcsics
Reader in Operational Research
Programme Director OR MSc
School of Mathematics
University of Edinburgh

James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, UK

Room: 6226
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 5953

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th' ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

* Contributions to be spread via DMANET are submitted to
* DMANET@zpr.uni-koeln.de
* Replies to a message carried on DMANET should NOT be
* addressed to DMANET but to the original sender. The
* original sender, however, is invited to prepare an
* update of the replies received and to communicate it
* via DMANET.
* http://www.zaik.uni-koeln.de/AFS/publications/dmanet/