Doctoral Candidate Position in Traffic Management in The Presence of Connected and Automated Vehicles

Aalto University - Department of Built Environment

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment invites applications for:                                                                                                                                  

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION in Traffic management in the presence of connected and automated vehicles 

We seek a highly qualified and motivated individual with enthusiastic attitude towards interdisciplinary research to conduct Doctoral research in our team. The position is for a period of 1+3 (or 2+2) years, and should start during early 2017. 

The gradual appearance of connected and automated vehicles in motorway and urban traffic systems is expected to revolutionise the current concept of mobility. New technologies will have a significant impact on the overall traffic behaviour, as well as will allow the implementation of unprecedented traffic management strategies.

The successful doctoral candidate will conduct research in the development of traffic models, enhancing the state-of-the-art, and in the definition of innovative traffic management strategies. The doctoral candidate will also participate in the development of appropriate simulation tools accounting for innovative features related to connected and automated vehicles.

Within four years, the doctoral candidate is required to 1) complete the doctoral dissertation, 2) finish relevant courses for 40 ECTS credits, 3) work within the frame of research projects under supervision of Assistant Professor Claudio Roncoli, and 4) participate in teaching. 


Required background: A Master’s degree in Engineering or related fields, with strong interest in transportation and traffic systems. 

Important skills: Mathematical modelling, optimisation and control, traffic simulation, programming skills, fluency in English, scientific writing, active reporting and interaction with project members. 

The applicant must fulfil the requirements for entitlement to do postgraduate studies at Aalto University:   

Research environment
The above mentioned position is located in the Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering research group, in the Department of Built Environment, see The Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering research group is a multi-disciplinary group interested in several aspects of experiential and sociocultural quality of life factors of living environments as well as in the modelling, analysis, and development of sustainable and intelligent transport systems. The Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering group provides a strong environment for personal and career development. For more general information of the research and teaching of the Department, go to

For more information
For further details contact Assistant Prof. Claudio Roncoli, e-mail: , tel. +358 50 326 7947, (or in questions related to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Päivi Rundgren, tel. +358 50 379 8020, e-mail: 

How to apply
The applications for the doctoral candidate position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than on the 15th of January 2017: 

Required application documents:

  1. Motivation Letter, including full contact information (max one A4 page)
  2. CV including possible publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max two A4 pages)
  3. A summary of the master thesis (max one A4 page)
  4. A copy of master´s and bachelor´s degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English. (Minimum average grading requirements:
  5. Proof of proficiency in English if the applicant is not a native speaker or has been educated in an English speaking country. (Language skill proof requirements:

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled in the order specified above).

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