A Research Platform for Singapore

Research Associate (Mobility Data Management)

Department:Rapid Road Transport
Posted Date:31 July 2019
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term (6 months)

Project Title: Tower of Information – Pilot Project

About TUMCREATE
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.

Background
The Tower of Information (ToI) concept envisions to transform the CREATE Tower into a research hub with a high-quality information sharing platform. This vision helps the CREATE programme to have a facilitated process in connecting academic institutes and agencies to best benefit the future of research in Singapore.

This pilot project aims to explore different possible technical and organisational solutions for establishing the Tower of Information, particularly in the mobility domain. It brings together TUMCREATE, SMART FM and ETH FCL to form a mobility-themed research group and to build a shared information pool. The information-sharing procedure in this project will tackle challenges in information acquisition as an inter-institute research group, setup and maintenance of infrastructure as well as information-accessing protocols.

Objective and Tasks
This position is the leading position for this pilot project, with the following tasks.

The first main task is Mobility Data Management, which is the key task of the pilot project:

  • Preparation of data sharing agreements with data owners, e.g. agencies
  • Data acquisition from agencies
  • Development of data storage infrastructure
  • Development of data accessing practice

The second main task is Transportation Modelling and Simulation, including:

  • Modelling and simulation of the transportation systems using the shared information pool
  • Enhancing the information pool with the simulation results

Additionally, this position is also expected to assist the principle investigator of this project for:

  • Coordination of the researchers from different teams
  • Monitoring and ensuring the progress of the research teams according to the work plan


What we expect from you

  • Master degree in Computer Science, Traffic Engineering, Geographic Information System or equivalent field
  • Knowledge in databases
  • Knowledge in traffic modelling and simulation
  • Fluent in programming, e.g. Python
  • Leadership, ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills


What we offer you

  • An international and multidisciplinary working environment
  • Stimulating work with researchers from multiple world-renowned universities
  • Practical working experience with practitioners


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

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