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Assistant Research Engineer - California PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation Technologies) Program, Institute of Transportation Studies - University of California, Berkeley
Description: California PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology), has been a leader in Intelligent Transportation Systems research since its founding in 1986. PATH is one of the research divisions in the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Berkeley. Since its foundation, PATH has been leading in the research field of Vehicle and Highway Automation in the world, particularly, in the development and demonstration of Connected Automated Vehicles (CAV) such as platooning and CACC (Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control). PATH has also taken a leadership role in several other research areas in Intelligent Transportation Systems including: traffic system detection, monitoring, modeling, simulation, control and optimization and implementation; connected vehicle (CV) and CAV simulation and applications with assumed wireless communication between vehicle (V2V) and between vehicle and infrastructure (V2I & I2V); advanced computer vision and machine learning; transit system modeling, simulation and signal priority; transportation safety; and transportation planning.
The Assistant Research Engineer will join the team to conduct independent research in CAV with Vehicle- to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I/I2V) wireless communication. This position will involve significant implementation and field testing beside vehicle system modeling and control. The vehicle types include passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles in all levels. The responsibilities will include:
Extensive vehicle dynamics modeling and control - both longitudinal and lateral
Sensor detection and fusion for perception of road-geometry and target; the sensors will include radar/Lidar/video camera, inertia measurement unit (IMU), GPS ...
Localization based vehicle dynamics, sensors detection, and GPS
String stability analysis for longitudinal vehicle following
Preparing research results for publication in peer-reviewed publications and presenting at conferences
Appointment Length: This is a full-time position; it will start initially for one year with the possibility of being extended annually based on performance and sustainable funding availability. Anticipated start date is January 15, 2019.
PhD or equivalent international degree or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program granting program at the time of application.
Additional Qualifications (by start date):
PhD or equivalent international degree
Experience with real-time control
Experience in Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) and their impact on traffic throughput, pollutant emission, energy consumption with progressive market CAV penetration
Experience in control system design and implementation, road vehicle dynamics modeling and control
Experience with classical mechanics, transportation systems in general and traffic systems in particular
Experience in traffic data analysis, sensor fusion
Programming experience in C/C++, Microsoft Visual Studio, and/or Java
Efficient and self-motivated with demonstrated strong capabilities in research and supervision of graduate students
Good oral and written skills in English for communication, presentation and report/paper writing
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley salary scales. The anticipated salary range is $96,900-112,600 (steps 1-4).
Please direct all questions for this position to Dr. Xiao-Yun Lu, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: Assistant Research Engineer.
Job will remain open until filled.
Statement of work
Curriculum Vitae with publication list - most recently updated CV
3 references required (contact information only): Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists.
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Curriculum Vitae with publication list - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Work
3 required (contact information only)
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