We are looking for a postdoc (2 years) to work on the intersection of complex systems/networks, transport engineering, human mobility, the science of cities, and data science.
This position is related to ongoing collaboration between my group and prof. Milos Mladenovic’s (Twitter: milosplanner) transport engineering group (both at Aalto University, Helsinki area, Finland).
We want to bridge the gap between network science and transport engineering, including city planning and public transport network planning; for our earlier joint works, see, e.g.,
- Journal of Transport Geography 2019 (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966692318304496)
- Scientific Data 2018 (https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201889),
- Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems 2018 (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0198971517300923).
What we can offer:
- Access to unique data: e.g., details of all trips from Kutsuplus, famous for being the world’s first on-demand public transport service; vehicle-level geocoordinate trajectories for public transport in the Helsinki region; aggregated mobile-phone flow data; and more coming in.
- True multidisciplinarity with real-life application potential: in addition to the two teams from different domains (networks & transport), we interact with on-demand transport companies, the Helsinki Region Transport Authority, etc.
- Access to heavy-duty computational resources (our Triton cluster, etc)
- Access to lots of in-house expertise on networks, data science, and transport studies
- Lively environment: Aalto University with a campus ~10 km from the centre of Helsinki with its own subway station (great public transport connectivity!)
- Decent salary: >3keur/month, which is really quite OK in the Helsinki area (despite taxes + costs of living being a bit higher than in most countries)
- Darkness of winter that is compensated by almost around-the-clock sunlight in the summer!
What we expect:
- Expertise in network science/complex systems/data science
- Some level of expertise in cities, transport, spatial networks, geodata, etc
- PhD in a field relevant to the above
- Skills in Python or willingness to learn them fairly quickly (packages such as gtfspy will help you get started)
- Interest in the topic!
The call is open until 20th of December; the applications will be processed and (Skype) interviews with shortlisted candidates will be conducted in January 2020.
Please email a single combined PDF document containing 1) a cover letter, 2) your CV and publication list, 3) contact details for two references, to email@example.com, with “Mobility postdoc” in the topic.