|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£18,609 tax-free stipend|
|Placed On:||22nd February 2021|
|Closes:||26th March 2021|
A full-time PhD research studentship is available commencing September 2021.
Theme of the PhD project:
Planning the routes of school buses to transport children from/to school is a widely studied problem in the operations research literature (Park & Kim, 2010) with hundreds of papers written about it. Transporting children is an understandably sensitive topic and the planning of school bus routing has implications for school policies such as school budget and bell-times (Bertsimas et al., 2019) and the inclusivity of special-needs students (Caceres et al., 2019). Another reason for this vast literature is the broad range of possible variants of the problem.
The aim of this project is to improve the school bus system in England, in particular with regards to delivering a satisfactory service to special-needs children, while aiding the decision-making by school districts. The objectives are:
The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof. Julia Handl and Dr. Manuel Lopez-Ibanez (Management Sciences and Marketing Division at AMBS) and the 365response team led by Dr Chris Jones.
Nature of the Studentship:
The studentship will commence in September 2021 and will be available for three years, with an enhanced stipend equivalent to UKRI rates (£18,609 tax free for 2021/22), plus an additional allowance of £2000 from 365Response.
Applications are sought from exceptional UK/EU/International candidates with an outstanding academic background in the fields of Business Analytics, Data Science, Operations Research, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science or Advanced Statistics. You must demonstrate that you are highly motivated, intellectually astute, with high-level analytical competencies and development skills.
Applicants must hold:
English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.
The application must contain the following:
Application deadline: 26 March 2021
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