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PhD candidate position in tthe Investigations of dynamic processes of inhomogeneous traffic flow with stochastic elements

Open application for a doctoral candidate in the field of Transport engineering
The doctoral candidate position is available in the VILNIUS TECH faculty Transport Engineering department Mobile Machinery and Railway Transport. Applicants interested in other research topics related to Mechanics, Physics, and Mathematics, are also welcome to apply.

Research topic description
The traffic flow in the city street network is examined. Inhomogeneous traffic flow is understood as the flow of different vehicles. Each vehicle type is characterized by different parameters (TP length, weight and others). A new method for studying the dynamic processes of inhomogeneous traffic flow is being developed, which is understood as a system of differential equations that describes the change of variables in time and each node of the street network. The main variables of inhomogeneous traffic flow are the densities, and speeds of each vehicle type. Inhomogeneous traffic flow is considered with stochastic parameters. The method being developed evaluates the geometry of the streets, the adhesion of the road surface and the vehicle, and the cycles of traffic lights.
A new non-homogeneous traffic flow study method is applied to traffic flow control by evaluating the control of traffic light switching cycles.
The purpose of the research is to create a non-homogeneous traffic flow research method with stochastic elements, verify the parameters of the method and investigate the possibilities of applying the method to manage traffic flow in the city street network.

The selected candidate will work on the PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. dr. habil. Marijonas Bogdevičius. The successful applicant will have to attend scientific conferences, meetings and internships at other universities.

• Required background: Master of Science in Transport Engineering or Mechanics Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics.
• Expected skills and knowledge: research work, creativity, good knowledge of mathematics and programming

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.

For more information
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. The position may not be opened if no qualified candidate is found. Additional information regarding the post may be obtained from Prof. dr. habil. Marijonas Bogdevičius, e-mail:

Programme structure

The PhD programme consists of:
· Independent research under supervision;
· Courses for PhD students (approximately 30 ECTS credits);
· Participation in research networks, including placements at other, primarily foreign, research institutions;
· Teaching or another form of knowledge dissemination, which is related to the PhD topic when possible;
· The completion of a PhD thesis.

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Nov 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Nov 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States