Postdoctoral and PhD positions in Green Transportation Networks

Following a major Science Foundation Ireland investment in the area of Green Transportation networks, the Hamilton Institute invites applications for a number of research positions in the area of smart city transportation systems and networks:

1. Post-doctoral researcher in the area of transportation modelling and cooperative feedback control (with specific regard to new vehicle types and vehicle mixes);
2. Post-doctoral researcher in the area of mathematics of distributed optimization of massively large-scale systems;
3. Post-doctoral researcher in the area of cooperative mobility systems and applications of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies;
4. Ph.D. position in the area of cooperative control and optimization with application to transportation networks.
5. Ph.D. position in cooperative ECO adaptive cruise control.
6. Ph.D. position in cooperative algorithms for hybrid electric vehicle charging and grid integration.
7. Ph.D. position in cooperative sensing with specific application to cooperative GPS applications.
8. Ph.D. position in data privacy and anonymity-preserving communication networks.

A number of these positions will be held jointly with the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) and with Fraunhofer-Fokus in Berlin.

A background and knowledge of one or more of the following areas is desirable: Control and Optimization; Queueing/Information theory; Pollution/Environmental Modelling and Sensing in cities; Wireless Communications; Automotive Systems including Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

Postdoctoral candidates must be able to demonstrate an excellent international research track record and the potential to contribute leadership. Postgraduate candidates should hold a good (first-class honours or equivalent) degree in a cognate field and be motivated to tackle challenging research problems.

Postdoctoral appointments will be on the Science Foundation Ireland Research Fellow scale €42,394-€63,125, at a level reflecting experience and qualifications.
Postgraduate scholarships are open to Irish, EU and international students and carry a stipend of €18,000 (tax free).

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate grades, motivation letter and the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to Prof. Robert Shorten, email: For further details see

The Hamilton Institute has one of the largest and most active applied mathematics research groups in Ireland and is an international centre of excellence. The National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) is a leading international research centre in the field of geographic information science. Both are located in Maynooth, a small university town located 20 Km west of Ireland’s capital city Dublin with a vibrant cultural and social life.

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