Graduate Fellowships from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART) on Future Urban Mobility, Singapore

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The goal of the FM IRG is to develop, in and beyond Singapore, new paradigms for the planning, design and operation of future urban mobility systems. Innovative urban mobility systems, aimed at both passengers and freight, will materially enhance sustainability and societal well-being on a global scale.

This is a particularly opportune time to address this topic due to a confluence of relevant developments: major advances in computing, communications, and sensing technologies; the great progress that has been made in recent years in our ability to model, evaluate and optimize urban mobility systems; the growing importance of environmental sustainability issues; the aging of physical infrastructure in developed countries and the need for massive new infrastructure in less developed ones; and the vast economic stimulus that can be provided by the modernization and renewal of urban mobility systems worldwide.

The FM IRG will:

-harness and enhance promising networked computing and control (NCC) technology-enabled innovations that may contribute to improved future urban mobility; -develop decision models that can be applied to support various novel mobility concepts, such as the pervasive use of real-time information, mobility-on-demand services and green logistics; -investigate the potential and impacts of these innovations and decision models; -and assess their implications for urban development and urban planning organizations and institutions.

The concrete project is the following: Real-time Path Tracking/Predictions and On-Demand Route Guidance Under Uncertainty Develop algorithms that use real-time data to:

(i) track and predict paths in dynamic transportation networks (ii) provide on-demand route guidance under uncertainty.

Student must have graduated with an undergraduate degree at the level of a first class or second uppers (equivalent).

Deadline: July 10, 2011

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