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PhD Scholarship Within Smart Roads for Critical Infrastructures

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position in artificial intelligence at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The funding allows successful candidate to work for two years. Candidates are welcome before January 09, 2019.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

A multidisciplinary position focusing on smart roads for advanced maintenance of critical infrastructures like ports and airports.

Stockholms Hamnar is currently building a new cargo port in Sweden on the Norvik bay in Nynshamn. Stockholm Norvik Hamn will become an important logistics node in the rapidly growing Stockholm area.

A paradigm shift is occurring in how cargo ports approach their role within the transport sector and society. To ensure a system that is optimized with respect to its overall energy usage, the 'physical roads'- and 'digital operating system'- infrastructures of ports must be further connected. Reduced terminal down-time, improved maintenance planning and flexibility will give large energy reductions: faster cargo handling, reduced ship-in-port times, more sustainable material use and enhanced collaboration between transportation modes and port terminals. The project focuses on the case of the Stockholm Norvik Port, a new Swedish freight port to start its operations in 2020. The project investigates the most promising smart roads and connects these with the supply chain infrastructure via a 'virtual twin' of the port. Systemic cargo port energy optimization will be done via user case scenarios with multiple stakeholders and a detailed energy optimization road map will be formed.

Within this project, KTH has started a collaboration that focuses on the development of our future ports in which smart roads play an important role.

Research and application will be performed to realize these smart pavements within the port environment, including numerical and experimental activities. As the project is highly multi-disciplinary, a number of positions will be opened on Licentiate, PhD and Post-Doc level to form a creative environment and a diverse project team that will be capable of handling the complexities of the project.

As many partners are involved in the project, you will also be working in different academic and industry groups and may therefore have a work place at Stockholms Hamnar in Stockholm, Norvik Port and Nynas AB in Nynshamn, RISE office in Kista as well as at KTH Architecture and Civil Engineering campus on Valhallavgen and the Health Informatics and Logistics group at the KTH Flemingsberg campus.

The work will be a collaboration between

For this position we are looking for a person who has a M.Sc. or M.Eng within building- or material technology, computational or structural mechanics. Knowledge and an interest in relevant subjects, such as sensor technology, electronics and/or data science, transport logistics or sensor fusion and artificial intelligence are a benefit.

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work.

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).


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