iCASE MPhil/PhD Studentship: Developing More Accurate Models for Pedestrian Navigation

University of Greenwich - Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities

Description: Most popular route planning services use the same representation of the road network when planning routes for pedestrians as they use for vehicles. However, this leads to a simplified modelling of pedestrian movement as it does not account for distinctly different requirements and patterns of movement (e.g., the need to cross the road or a possible lack of pavement). This project will focus on more accurate modelling for pedestrians to:

  • develop a more realistic representation of the pedestrian network;

  • identify what data already exist and what is lacking;

  • ensure the proposed model is scalable and can be adopted by industry;

  • develop a method that would allow pedestrian routes to be planned based on the network and personal preference;

  • construct a demonstrator to show the validity of the proposed model.

This project is an Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology (CASE) scholarship and is in collaboration with Ordnance Survey (OS). The student will spend at least three months with OS during the completion of the project. More information on the benefits of an iCASE studentship can be found at: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/coll/icase/intro/.

For further information please contact the supervisor: Zena Wood, (Z.Wood@greenwich.ac.uk)

Eligibility: Home/EU applicants only. For further details regarding eligibility please see: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/coll/icase/intro/

Bursary available (subject to satisfactory performance):

Year 1:  £14,553

Years 2, 3 & 4: In line with RCUK rate        

In addition, the successful candidate will receive a contribution to tuition fees equivalent to the university’s Home/EU rate, currently £4,195, for the duration of their scholarship. International applicants will need to pay the remainder tuition fee, currently £8,305, for the duration of their scholarship. This fee is subject to an annual increase. Scholarships are available for four years from the date scholars first register as an MPhil/PhD student with the university. Scholarships are available for full-time study only and applicants must meet the programme entry requirements. 

Support for travel to OS and select conferences are provided in addition to the bursary.

For additional information about the scholarship and links to the application form please go to: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/research/study/studentships 

Please read this information before making an application. Applications need to be made online by clicking the 'apply' link below. No other form of application will be considered.

All applications must include the following information.  Applications not containing these documents will not be considered.

  • Scholarship Reference Number (Ref) – included in the personal statement section together with your personal statement as to why you are applying
  • a research proposal *
  • a CV including 2 referees *
  • academic qualification certificates/transcripts and IELTs/English Language certificate if you are an international applicant or if English is not your first language or you are from a country where English is not the majority spoken language as defined by the UK Border Agency *

*upload to the qualification section of the application form. Attachments need to be in PDF format.

Deadline for applications is midnight (UTC) on the closing date.

The scholarship must commence before 1 October 2017.

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