Software Programmer, Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab (ITS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
August 10, 2017
Full-time - Experienced
Higher Education Institution
Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
SOFTWARE PROGRAMMER, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)-Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab (ITS), to assist in developing advanced technologies for freight data collection. Will work with the research team of MIT ITS and have the opportunity to travel to Singapore and work with the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) team on various research tasks. Will be responsible for a broad range of duties including extending a smartphone application for nonintrusive tracking of freight vehicles through drivers' smartphones and GPS loggers, complemented with location, contextual information, and truck drivers' surveys; GIS-based tracking data visualization features; prompted-recall of processed tracking data; further collection of joint data on drivers, carrier operations, and shipment characteristics; extending the smartphone application for shipment tracking accounting for specific issues, utilizing GPS devices and possibly integrated with cellular, Bluetooth, or RFID technologies; enhancing algorithms for raw data backend post-processing, i.e., map-matching and machine learning based on respondents' survey validation, past behavior, and GIS data; and enhancing the web-interface for tracking a validation survey that is tailored to each type of respondent and embedded with tracking data visualization features.
This is a one-year term position with possibility of extension.
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