UQ PhD international awards in Real-time Analytics on Urban Trajectory Data for Road Traffic Management

  • Phd
  • $28,092 p.a. + $5,000 top-up p.a.
  • 23 September 2020
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This PhD project is part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project titled “Real-time Analytics on Urban Trajectory Data for Road Traffic Management”. The overall aim of this ARC Linkage project is to develop real-time analytics and data management capabilities that leverage large-scale urban trajectory data to provide road operators with real-time insights into population movements and enable data-driven, customer-centric network operations. Current traffic management practices rely heavily on aggregate vehicle count data from fixed road sensors, which have limitations in accurately measuring traffic demand and network congestion propagation. We seek to develop innovative technologies to use a wide variety of data sources, especially massive trajectories of vehicles moving across the network, to better understand people's travel demands and road usage patterns and thus better manage the transport system.
This PhD project will focus on one of the following objectives:
  1. to develop methods to reconstruct complete, semantically rich trajectories of road users by combining raw trajectories from multiple data sources,
  2. to develop methods to estimate and predict dynamic movements of road users in real-time using multi-source trajectory data, and
  3. to develop network-wide traffic management strategies that leverage real-time population movement insights.

The successful applicant will work as a team with researchers from UQ Transport Engineering Group within the School of Civil Engineering and UQ Data Science Research Group within the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, as well as industry partners from Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and Transmax Pty Ltd.
The successful applicant will have flexibility to enroll through either the School of Civil Engineering or the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.
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\$28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually. A top-up of $5,000 per annum will also be offered.


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