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3 Year Industry-led funded PhD: SMARTER DRIVING (based on goods and passenger digital data analysis) (172)

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Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
26 July 2012
North West England > Merseyside
Earth, Environment & Energy
Course fee
Postgraduate tuition fees paid for by partner business (worth £12,000) and receive £16,000 per year!

Further information

PhD position in Computer Science, University of Liverpool We are looking for a good quality PhD candidate who is expected to work on a project that combines the use of modern digital devices available for commercial goods and passenger vehicles in search of better and safer use of roads, lower fuel consumption for vehicles and improved work quality for drivers. This project forms an integral part of a recently established EU funded consortium between University of Lancaster, University of Liverpool and Tachograph Analysis Consultants Limited (TACL). You will be expected to have a strong computing background and a keen interest in the design, analysis and implementation of algorithmic solutions. You will have a degree or masters in Computer Science. Computing experience would be an adevantage. The graduate's time will be divided between the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool and the offices of Tachograph Analysis Consultants Limited (TACL). The work will be performed under supervision of Prof Leszek A Gasieniec who leads the Algorithms and Complexity Group. The group is internationally renowned for its work in the design and analysis of discrete algorithms, combinatorial structures and studies on computational complexity theory. This work will be performed in close collaboration with TACL whose main activities are in the areas of transport operational management, incident & accident investigation and transport law. The program of work will focus on (1) the use and development of off-line and on-line analysis of time series representing abstraction of data obtained from tachographs, mobile devices and satellite navigation systems; (2) dynamic vehicle routing mechanisms with the emphasis on different objective functions; (3) micro and macro driver and vehicle optimisation; (3) sophisticated visualisation and feedback methods.

Project supervision

  • Tachograph Analysis Consultants Limited
  • University of Liverpool

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.

Application details

To apply for this opportunity please email with:

  • A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
  • 2 page CV
  • 2 page expression of interest
  • Reference number: 172

Application deadline

  • 6th August 2012

Interview date

  • Expected to be held by 20th August

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

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