Internship on Road Traffic Congestion Sensing via GPS Phones

Applications are invited from undergraduate students for a funded three-month internship position in the area of road traffic congestion sensing.

It is becoming increasingly common for mobile phone handsets to be equipped with GPS positioning functionality as standard. This project will investigate the use of such handsets as a form of sensor network to monitor road traffic congestion in the Dublin city area. This will build on an existing deployment of handsets and involve, amongst other things, development of efficient techniques for online and offline statistical analysis of traffic measurements, novel approaches to web presentation of traffic information using the google maps API and efficient presentation on Nokia Series 60 mobile handsets using SVG-based graphics.

Applicants should good software skills, with some familiarity of the google maps API, SVG and mobile handset programming helpful. Good numerate and analytic skills will be essential.

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV and the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to: Informal enquiries to Prof. Doug Leith (

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