Oct 24, 2010

PhD position: Intelligent Transport Systems with particular attention on Bluetooth readers as a sensor for mapping traffic, Aalborg University, Denmark

Position No.

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Development and Planning a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend is open for appointment from December 1, 2010.

Job description
The PhD position is available within the research field "Traffic Research":

Intelligent Transport Systems with particular attention on Bluetooth readers as a sensor for mapping traffic

With a Bluetooth reader located at the roadside a unique number called the MAC number can be read on IT equipment located on a passing road user if the equipment has an open Bluetooth Transmitter - for example in a mobile phone. This study will deal with the opportunities to use such Bluetooth readers as a new type of sensor for traffic measurements with emphasis on the application to historical analysis. The study is experimental and based on field observations with Bluetooth Readers. The study has to identify strengths and weaknesses of Bluetooth compared to other traffic sensors, such as loops, radar and video. The study must also work on methods for using Bluetooth Readers for traffic measurements. It is emphasized, that the study area is within Transportation Engineering and not within sensor technology.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Harry Lahrmann, Department of Development and Planning, phone: +45 4056 0375, email: lahrmann@plan.aau.dk concerning the technical aspects of the topic.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary contact Ms. Maj-Britt Trolle Ståhl, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: mts@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7582.

The faculty have a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine: www.phd.ins.aau.dk and a Network for all PhD students: www.pau.aau.dk

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of October 1, 2008 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.



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