Are you an ambitious and enthusiastic transport researcher with an interest in innovating transport models and applying them to the solution of real-world problems like congestion on road networks?
Do you have a passion for tackling complex problems like network equilibrium and/or choice behaviour models, from their theoretical inception to their large-scale application?
Would you like to collaborate with renowned researchers who are at the forefront of both areas, and who have in recent years pushed the envelope towards incorporating behavioural realism in complex contexts like route choice behaviour?
Congestion is affecting road networks all over the world, and the worst piece of news is that it has been increasing in many metropolitan areas regardless of the country or the continent where they are located. Congestion not only affects travellers, but also generates social and economic losses to society, thus requiring measures in the form of traffic policies, infrastructure investments and mobility solutions. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of policies, the viability of investments and the attractiveness of solutions, advanced transport models in both the network and the choice modelling space are required.
You will be able to shape the research topic according to your interests, whether by continuing in a line of research that focuses on network modelling (and specifically the behavioural consistency between traffic assignment and route choice modelling) or a line of research that focuses on choice modelling (and specifically the application of bounded choice models to route choice, but also potentially to innovative mobility solutions). Whether you are a network or a choice modeller (perhaps you have worked in both areas), you will bring your knowledge and experience that will allow you to assert your independence while furthering an agenda that prioritises behavioural realism in a real-world context. At the same time, you will become part of an international group that brings different expertise and substantial experience in supporting young researchers in a key phase of their career.
As the University of Leeds is emphasising the importance of research of impact, your input has enormous potential in solving significant challenges in transport modelling and ultimately contributing to make informed decisions regarding how transport networks will look now in the near future and beyond.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Carlo G. Prato, Professor in Transportation Engineering
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2282