Ph.D. position

MORELab


13 Jun 2023
Job Information

Organisation/Company
MORELab
Department
Electrical engineering and Computer Engineering
Research Field
Mathematics » Applied mathematics
Mathematics » Other
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Canada
Application Deadline
1 Jul 2023 – 12:00 (America/New_York)
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
40
Offer Starting Date
1 Sep 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

In partnership with DISTRIBUTION BIKE CITY INC., Professor Blondin is recruiting a Ph.D. student to pursue research in the optimization of cargos deliveries.

We invite applications for a Ph.D. student position at Université de Sherbrooke, located in Sherbrooke, Canada. The selected candidate will be supervised by Professor Blondin and Professor Fitzer Jr. and will work closely with employees of DISTRIBUTION BIKE CITY INC.

• Starting date: Fall 2023;
• Funding: 20,000$/year for three years.

The project involves a Post-doctorate Research Fellow and a Ph.D. student.

Summary of the project:

From a perspective of reducing greenhouse gases, Distribution Bike City Inc. is currently designing a hybrid bike for parcel deliveries. In urban areas, it is common to consider cargo bikes (CB) for last-mile delivery, i.e., the distribution of parcels within a small radius around a delivery point, such as a small storage facility. Numerous factors affect the CB’s delivery time. An algorithm considering factors such as the mass of the cargo, battery state-of-charge, and the elevation of the road will be a practical tool for successfully incorporating an urban bike-delivery system.

The Ph.D. student is expected to develop an algorithm that provides an optimized delivery schedule of packages.

Requirements

Research Field
Mathematics » Applied mathematics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Required profile:

  • Ph.D. in applied mathematics, operational research, computer science, data science, or in any other relevant field with math and optimization background;
  • Strong expertise in evolutionary computation, multiobjective optimization, computational intelligence, routing problems, combinatorial optimization;
  • Solid experience in programming – Open Street Maps and understand Python, Julia, or C++, Matlab;
  • English required; French is a plus.

Specific Requirements

Application process:

If interested in this position, please send your CV, a short motivation letter, and contact details of three referees to Professor Blondin at [email protected] and put the following email subject line: Interested postdoc – DISTRIBUTION BIKE CITY INC. Moreover, samples of your three most relevant publications will be appreciated.

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Research Field
Mathematics » Applied mathematics
Years of Research Experience
1 – 4

Additional Information
Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Université de Sherbrooke
Country
Canada
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
[email protected]

Contact

City
Sherbrooke
Website
https://www.usherbrooke.ca/recherche/specialistes/details/maude.blondin2
Street
2500 boul. de l’Université
E-Mail
[email protected]

STATUS: EXPIRED

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