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Postdoctoral Associate – Behavioural Modelling (Ref: IRG_FM_2017_008)
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre

  • Dec. 27, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Associate – Behavioural Modelling (Ref: IRG_FM_2017_008)
  • Future Urban Mobility (FM) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG)
  • Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre
    Singapore, Singapore
  • Jan. 26, 2018
  • Dec. 27, 2017
  • Post-Doc
  • Urban Studies and Planning
    Economics - General
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Project Overview

Within the new project titled "Studying Autonomous Vehicles Policies with Urban Planning in Singapore", we aim to evaluate the feasibility of autonomous vehicle (AV) policies and investigate their land and transport implications. This project focus on the deployment of AVs in both a greenfield and an infill/brownfield areas in Singapore as well as the development of suitable urban design and AV operation schemes. Part of our research agenda involves the development of the SimMobility simulation framework that integrates and links together various mobility-sensitive behavioral models with state of-the-art simulators to predict impacts of mobility demands, infrastructure changes, and evolving transportation options on the deployment and delivery of people, firms, services and freight. This particular Postdoctoral Associate will focus on the behavioural modelling and the computationally efficient simulation of combined land use and transport implications for different AV scenarios.


The Future Urban Mobility Interdisciplinary Research Group is currently seeking a postdoctoral associate, based at the SMART Centre in Singapore. The job scope is as follows:

  • Analyze and handle big data sets generated from advance technologies such as smart phones, smart cards in the context of different mobility options.
  • Participate in the modelling design process and in the implementation of the designed framework within the SimMobility simulation platform.
  • Explore new methods, procedure and algorithms to postulate model specifications and estimation of advance models.
  • Monitor the progress of the project, supervision of PhD Student, regularly meet with PIs and disseminate new findings in journals/conferences.


The candidate should have the following:

  • PhD in transportation modelling, econometrics, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of urban economics, discrete choice models, econometrics and/or integrated modeling is also expected.
  • Knowledge/past experience in public transportation research and modelling is a preferential requirement.
  • Possess experience with programming in scientific languages (e.g. Python, R, Matlab, Julia)
  • Good command of written and spoken English.

The position will be based at the SMART FM Offices on the new campus of the National University of Singapore (NUS). The postdoctoral associate will work with an integrated team of of faculty, researchers and students from SMART, MIT and Singapore partners, namely: Dr. Le Thi Diem Trinh (SMART), Prof. Christopher Zegras (MIT), Prof. Joseph Ferreira (MIT) and Prof. Moshe Ben-Akiva (MIT).

To apply, please visit our website at: . Interested applicants will have to submit their full CV/resume, cover letter and list of three references (to include reference names and contact information) via the website. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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  • Lim Yueh Ping
    Human Resource
    Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre
    1 CREATE Way, #10-01 CREATE Tower, Singapore 13860
    Singapore 138602
    Singapore, Singapore 138602
  • 65-65168283


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