Are you interested in urban transport and how this can be planned more sustainably to the benefit of the users and society? Are you keen on analysing travel behaviour and user preferences? And do you have a background in transport, behavioural economics, data science, mathematical modelling or related fields? Then this PhD position might be right for you. At DTU Management we are looking for excellent PhD applicants for our new research project “Integrating behaviour modelling with operations research for user-driven public transport network design” (INTRAURBAN) funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark (Det Frie Forskningsråd), with employment starting during Spring 2023, with exact starting date to be agreed upon.
Road congestion in urban areas and transport emissions are rapidly increasing, despite the focus on delivering more sustainable transport. While public transport is more sustainable and space-efficient than car transport, its usage has been decreasing in many cities worldwide – even before the pandemic. To achieve a mode shift to public transport more insights on heterogenous user behaviour and preferences are needed. Analysing large empirical data with the purpose of extracting how public transport can be more attractive is the overall focus of this PhD study.
Specifically, the study aims at revealing behavioural drivers through using a combination of innovative big data sources containing passengers’ revealed preferences focusing on the full door-to-door travel. The data sources include travel survey data, satisfaction surveys, data on urban characteristics and stations, and Rejsekort data, which is a big data source that include revealed route choices of passengers. The focus will be on analysing and modelling the factors that increase demand, or repel it, through estimating demand elasticities at the microscopic level. This will include specifically the attractiveness of transfers and terminals, the perceptions of various sub-modes of public transport (such as metro, light rail and bus rapid transit), and the influence of pricing on travel patterns and crowding. The key approach will be to use spatial variation (from origin to destination) and temporal changes (changes to infrastructure, fare reforms, etc.) to reveal travel preferences among the users.
The INTRAURBAN project is a large project at DTU Management, which besides you will include one other PhD study on public transport network design and one postdoc on fare structures in public transport. In addition, it will include international collaboration with world-renowned researchers within the field as well as close contact to industry partners.
Your overall focus will be to analyse and model user behaviour using various data sources, some being very large-scale, with the goal of estimating user preferences in public transport. This will include application of various state-of-the-art statistical models and/or machine learning techniques.
To apply, please read the full job advertisement, by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.
Application deadline: 2 January 2023 (Danish time)
Ph D Scholarship In Industry 4.0, Freight Transport And Technology Implementation Dtu Engineering Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, about 8 hours ago
Do you want to break new ground in technology implementation in the freight transportation industry? Denmark is in the global elite within freight transportation. Global competition, increasing qu...
Ph D Scholarship In Smart Polymer Microrobots For Cargo Transport (Super Micro Car Ts) – Dtu Nanolab, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, 23 days ago
This PhD project at DTU Nanolab is part of an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative research project with the purpose of developing smart material microrobots for cargo transport and localize...
Perseus Ph D Candidate In Future Oriented Urban Transport Modeling , NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, about 13 hours ago
26th April 2023 Languages English English English The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has a vacancy for a PERSEUS PhD Candidate in Future-oriented urban transport modeling Apply ...
Ph D Candidates In Future Oriented Urban Transport Modeling, NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU, United Kingdom, 29 days ago
About the project This PhD project is a part of the PERSEUS doctoral programme: A collaboration between NTNU – Norway’s largest university, 11 top-level academic partners in 8 European countries, ...
Ph D Scholarship In Electrocatalyst Development For High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells Dtu Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, about 8 hours ago
Do you plan to study electrocatalysis and contribute to developing fuel cells for a sustainable future? Do you enjoy working closely with the industry to convert research knowledge to cutting-edge...
Ph D Scholarships (2) In Computer Vision With Deep Learning For Human Machine Collaboration – Dtu Compute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, about 8 hours ago
Do you want to advance the state-of-the-art research in computer vision systems using human-machine collaboration? The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Pioneer Centre for Artificial ...