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Professor of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Coventry University - Institute for Future Transport and Cities

Location: Coventry
Salary: Competitive (Grade 10)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd January 2020
Closes: 23rd February 2020
Job Ref: REQ007627

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced academic leader to become part of the Advanced Systems Group and develop research on aspects of autonomous systems including sensing, connectivity, security, safety and trust. The candidate will have an international reputation in areas of intelligent and autonomous systems, with an emphasis on machine learning and sensor fusion, which they will continue to develop. They will be expected to provide strategic leadership and vision, developing and leading a team of early-career academics/research staff and post-graduate researchers to deliver research outputs of international quality as well as obtaining, planning and managing the resources required to deliver research projects and impact. They will develop and win funding for innovative research and/or commercial activity and be expected to enable research-led teaching. They will contribute to a global academic community driven by international scholarly activity, international knowledge generation, knowledge exchange, networking, partnerships and collaboration. 

The Institute of Future Transport and Cities (FTC) brings together world class expertise in disciplines across art and design, human factors, engineering, manufacturing, computer systems and business studies to deliver our vision of “safe and sustainable transport solutions fit for the cities of the future”. Covering the full spectrum of land, rail, air and water-based transport, we address the whole innovation chain from design, materials, advanced manufacturing, systems and supply chain as well as the business environment. The Institute builds on some of our existing successful strategic partnerships with organisations such as Unipart, Horiba-MIRA and FEV.

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If you have questions about this role please contact Prof. Siraj Shaikh on Tel: +44 (0) 7939 233 995 or Email:

Application Closing Date: 23/02/20 

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