A Research Platform for Singapore

Research Assistant / Master Student (Virtual Road Network Analysis and Urban Mobility Scenario Development using CityMoS)

Department:Area-Interlinking Design Analysis
Posted Date:26 July 2019
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term

Project Title: Virtual Road Network Analysis and Urban Mobility Scenario Development using CityMoS

TUMCREATE is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

In TUMCREATE, over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers work together, led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy.

Computer simulation is a widely-used approach to explore the design of smart cities and infrastructure. Public and private transport are a key aspect in present and future big cities as they impact virtually everything from commuting times, location and prices of real estate, all the way to changes in workforce available to the local economy and forming of metropolitan regions.

The City Mobility Simulator (CityMoS) is a city-scale simulation platform developed by TUMCREATE that specialises in urban mobility and explores the interactions between existing and conceptual modes of transport. One challenge engineers face when designing virtual environments is finding models that accurately represent their real life counter parts.

Objective & Tasks
The goal of this project is to investigate causes and develop solutions for traffic congestions in a virtual Singapore road network. This analysis is vital for increasing the accuracy and reliability of the virtual Singapore road network used in simulations as well as to parametrize behavioural models for urban mobility simulations conducted with CityMoS. Therefore, an algorithm-based analysis of different road network characteristics needs to be performed followed by an implementation of possible counter measures. Similarly, the different urban-mobility scenarios need to be developed, tested and evaluated in CityMoS.


Completing the project would require the following steps:

  1. Familiarizing with traffic simulation environment and terminology

  2. Developing a network analysis framework

  3. Creating a urban traffic scenario catalogue

  4. Designing the scenarios for use in CityMoS

What we expect from you

  • Object-oriented programming concepts

  • Java (and C++ beneficial) and one scripting language (Python, bash, NodeJS)

  • Structured problem-solving Skills

  • Ability to research techniques and algorithm independently

  • Basic understanding of discrete event simulations

What we offer you

  • An international and multidisciplinary working environment

  • Opportunity to work on a project with real-life relevance

  • Work with researches from world-renowned Universities
    (TU Munich and NTU Singapore)


Enquiries and How To Apply
Please send your complete application including cover letter, CV, university transcripts and degree certificates to daniel.zehe@tum-create.edu.sg