Ph.D. Positions in Data-Driven Optimization and Control of Connected and Automated Vehicles at Michigan Tech
Prospective students are expected to work in the high-performance computing Laboratory on Sustainable and Intelligent Transportation Systems (SITS-Lab) with Dr. Kuilin Zhang. Dr. Zhang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Affiliated Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech), Houghton, Michigan, U.S.A. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University in December 2009. After working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Transportation Center at Northwestern, he joined the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Appointee in November 2010. Dr. Zhang is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Transportation Research Part E - Logistics and Transportation Review, as well as Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing committees of Transportation Network Modeling (ADB30) and Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics (AT015). Dr. Zhang's research areas include transportation network modeling and optimization, intelligent transportation systems, logistics and supply chain systems, traffic flow theory and traffic simulation, mobile sensing and big traffic data analytics, connected and automated vehicles, and plug-in electric vehicles.
Interested applicants from transportation engineering, applied mathematics, systems engineering, control theory, computer science, and electrical and computer engineering are encouraged to contact Dr. Zhang directly by sending a complete resume, research statement, and representative publications at [email protected], and submit their applications FREE on-line at http://www.mtu.edu/cee/graduate/civil/. You are expected to have
(1)a passion for transportation research,
(2)solid mathematics background such as operations research, control theory, and machine learning, and
(3)proficient programming skills in languages such as C++, Java, and python.
Lab Website: https://sites.google.com/site/zhangmichigantech/home
Professor Website: http://www.mtu.edu/cee/people/faculty-staff/faculty/zhang/
Facts of CEE at Michigan
Rank 54th in the Civil Engineering Graduate Programs in 2017, US News & World Report
Rank 41st in the Environmental Engineering Graduate Programs in 2017, US News & World Report